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  • The Road to NextGen

    Feb 21, 2017
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    With just three short years left to comply with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out mandate, we are building up our efforts to support you. We want you to have the most helpful information available, which is why we are dedicated to working with our customers, dealers, integrators, and partners to provide the resources, education and tools needed to assist with the fast approaching mandate. Late last year, we introduced a “roadmap” that illustrates our “building block” methodology for NextGen.
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  • Comparing Mandates: RVSM in 2005 vs ADS-B in 2020

    Feb 21, 2017
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    You may remember the Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) mandate in 2005 that affected approximately 6,500 corporate aircraft. This number was substantial and installation centers were booming, taking 36 months (24 months before/12 months after the mandate) to complete the upgrades in order to comply. After the mandate went into effect, many operators were forced to fly below FL290 until they were able to equip.
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  • Did You Know?
    Insert Forecast Winds to Improve Fuel Calculation

    Feb 21, 2017
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    Universal Avionics Flight Management Systems’ (FMS) Flight Plan (FPL) Menu Page 2 has an option to insert forecast flight plan winds adjacent to appropriate waypoints in the flight plan. This enhances overall time enroute and fuel consumption calculations, especially when the length of the leg being flown is near normal aircraft maximum range.
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  • Get Cleared in Seconds With CPDLC DCL

    Jan 27, 2017
    By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager
    Data Communications (Data Comm) is strongly advocated by the FAA, with a fluid roll-out of Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) Departure Clearance (DCL) capabilities at the most congested airports throughout the United States. Our customers using CPDLC DCL with their existing UniLink® UL-800/801 Communications Management Units (CMU) are highly praising the functionality.
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  • Discussing Missing Database Information

    Jan 27, 2017
    By: Mike Michalski, Pilot Instructor - Customer Training
    As more procedures are being added to digital navigation databases, the number of questions are rising correspondingly when certain procedures or waypoints are not present in the Flight Management System (FMS). There are several tools available on our website to help answer some of these questions, which I’ll walk you through in this article. In addition, I’d like to share some explanations of why certain procedures, leg types or waypoints are not included.
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