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  • CEO’s Outlook for 2018

    Jan 18, 2018
    By: Paul DeHerrera, Chief Executive Officer
    This year marks two short years before the FAA Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out mandate hits…but who’s counting? I’m very pleased to say that we experienced incremental increases in Flight Management System (FMS) purchases and upgrades in 2017, confirming that our customer base is making the needed changes in preparation for the January 1, 2020 mandate.
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  • Getting it Right - CPDLC Departure Clearances

    Feb 15, 2018
    By: Amanda Grizzard, Field Service Engineer
    As the operational use of data link communications continues to evolve, it is essential that pilots keep pace with changing procedures. Aircraft with Universal Avionics UniLink® UL-800/801 Communication Management Units (CMU) that are Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ equipped can use Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications Departure Clearances (CPDLC-DCL). CPDLC-DCL allows pilots to request and receive initial and revised Air Traffic Control (ATC) Clearances digitally using CPDLC over VHF Data Link (VDL) Mode 0/A and Mode 2 data link.
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