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  • ATC Privatization: A Solution Seeking a Problem?

    May 24, 2017
    By: Paul DeHerrera, CEO
    Congressman Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has called on lawmakers to introduce legislation as a solution for a problem that doesn’t seem to exist. The idea is getting a bit of a tailwind from President Trump. When speaking with our customers who fly within the current Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, I have yet to hear any complaints about the way they are handled in the ATC system. Most often, we hear accolades on how well the system works, across all airports within the system.
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  • AC 90-117: Why Your Input Is Important to Advancing the Efficiency & Safety of U.S. Airspace

    May 12, 2017
    By: Carey Miller, Director of Corporate Programs & Business Development
    The FAA has published a draft of Advisory Circular (AC) 90-117 that provides comprehensive guidance for aircraft eligibility and operational use of data link communications in the U.S. and other countries. The FAA is seeking comments to this draft, which are due May 15, 2017.
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  • ADS-B Out: Why Won’t TSO C129 Systems Work?

    Apr 26, 2017
    By: Paul Damschen, Manager of Product Management and Flight Test Operations
    As the FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out 2020 mandate draws closer, it’s more important than ever to educate yourself on the difference between the varying GPS Technical Standard Orders (TSO) that may apply to current Flight Management Systems (FMS). In hand with that, is to also understand compliance to Advisory Circular (AC) 90-165B and the required position sources.
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  • 2017 EGNOS Funding

    Mar 29, 2017
    By: Ross Dickey, Airline & Government Sales Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa
    There’s considerable confusion and inherent nervousness amongst European operators regarding the available 2017 CEF funding. Through this funding, operators can take advantage of available grant money for regional, commercial, business (corporate), general and rotorcraft aircraft to equip with Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) technology.
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  • “Push to Load” for En Route Data Comm

    May 22, 2017
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    The FAA recently released a draft of Advisory Circular, (AC) 90-117 “Data Link Communications,” which provides comprehensive guidance for aircraft eligibility and operational use of data link communications in the United States as well as other countries. The FAA sought comments to this draft (due on May 15, 2017), which we provided.
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  • €6,000,000 in Grants Available to Support EGNOS Upgrades

    May 22, 2017
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    Did you know there is a fund of €6,000,000 in grants available to you for avionics upgrades as part of the EGNOS Exploitation Delegation Agreement for supporting EGNOS Adoption in Civil Aviation? Additional information can be found in this article, and our EGNOS experts are on hand in booth Y66 throughout EBACE2017 to answer your funding questions.
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  • See How Easy It Is to Save With LPV

    May 22, 2017
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) capability for both rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft is just one of the future navigation concepts embraced by Europe’s Single European Sky Initiative (SESAR). Our SBAS-FMSs support LPV approaches enabled by EGNOS, which offers significant benefits over conventional non-precision approaches. See how easy it is to save flight hours, fuel, and engine reserves when equipped for LPV, using our LPV Payback Calculator.
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  • Save the Date: FMS Operator’s Training Now Scheduled

    May 22, 2017
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    Avionics systems can be complex, but our strong training programs assist operators to gain competency with new or existing equipment. We offer training and familiarization, such as our FMS Operator’s Training course for software version 100X, designed to help make learning easier. The course is available to new operators of the FMS and existing operators seeking a better understanding of their FMS. Either way, we’ll make sure you walk out the door feeling confident with enroute and terminal operations, approach operations, and real world scenarios/applications. The course is offered at either our Midwest or Main Training Centers, and open seats remain for upcoming dates.
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