ADS-B update: equipping for 2020 and reviewing new portable receivers (Sporty’s Pilot Shop)

ADS-B in the News 11/1 – 11/30/2018

NASA awards $2.2 million contract for secondary surveillance radar at Wallops flight center

… and expands on supported modes, which will now include Mode 5, Mode S, and full-range Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB).

Aireon Adds New Executive Team Member to Support Continued Growth

Aireon is deploying the world’s first and only truly global space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) aircraft surveillance and …

US flies Crimea surveillance missions

Open source tracking of the ADSB transponders on US Air Force (USAF) RC-135 Rivet Joint signals intelligence aircraft, RQ-4 Global Hawk UAVs, …

New report sheds light on 2016 midair crash near Russian Mission that killed 5

The Cessna was equipped with ADSB Out, which broadcast the airplane’s GPS position and other data to ADSB ground stations and to other aircraft, …

Duncan Secures Commitments for G5000 Excel/XLS Upgrade

Duncan Secures Commitments for G5000 Excel/XLS Upgrade … Duncan Aviation has received commitments from three Citation Excel and … ADSB Out and PBN/RNP 0.3 with LPV/APV approach capability are also included.

Trinity F9: A complete new UAV solution for professionals and industrial applications

Trinity F9: A complete new UAV solution for professionals and industrial … It has Improved specifications such as PPK, live air traffic (ADSB) and …

Less isn’t more for GPS and flight safety

Those events are taking place more often, lasting longer, and being … with GPS systems and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) …

uAvionix gets skyBeacon STC

ADSB uses satellites instead of ground-based radar to determine aircraft location, and is a key technologybehind the FAA’s Next Generation Air …

Aviation writer Jack Elliott Schapiro has died

He also wrote articles for AOPA Pilot magazine and numerous other aviation … NJ 07052), or to the Commemorative Air Force B–29/B–24 Squadron.

Telephonics Awarded Airport Surveillance Radar-8 Secondary Surveillance Radar Systems …

… Mode S and full-range Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB). The CTD, which is being installed at all 34 existing ASR-8 radar sites …

LCD avionics flight display for retrofits in Cessna Citation business jets introduced by Garmin

New features and optional capabilities of the G700 TXi flight display include: … standard ADSB In/Out display, featuring patented TargetTrend and …

Nextant secures US approval for 604XT Fusion upgrade

Pro Line Fusion also meets automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADSB) Out requirements, which will become compulsory in the USA from …

UK probe flags conspicuity failings after fatal training crash

UK accident investigators have determined that visibility limitations and an … Although the Cabri was fitted with an ADSB Out transponder – which …

Embraer Praetor 600

The Praetor 500 and 600 will sit at the top of Embraer’s midsize and …. Rodrigues dialed up the Praetor’s new ADSB In cockpit display of traffic …

Watch Flight Aware’s tracking map of Thanksgiving travel

… from FlightAware’s network of ADSB ground stations in more than 175 countries; from Aireon space-based global ADSB; and using global datalink …

Navy orders IFF avionics for P-8A Poseidon plane

The avionics subsystem enables air traffic controllers and air defenders to … multi-channel automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB).

ADSB wire protection install kit

Southborough, Massachusetts – With the FAA-mandated 2020 ADSB upgrade fast approaching, Device Technologies Inc. (DTi), a manufacturer of …

Honeywell aircraft software to prevent runway collisions completes testing phase

The technology warns pilots against runway hazards using visual and audible cues created from ADSB, algorithms and flight data analysis.

Involi a piece of the BVLOS jigsaw

Involi is a Swiss company who have set out to create their own network of ADSB, FLARM, and Mode-S receivers to start plotting low-level air traffic.

Duncan Resumes TDR-94/94D Transponder Mods

The reason for suspension of the modification was not related to the ADSB upgrade but had to do with “a software fix to address a minor TSO …

uAvionix UTM Broadcast (UTM-B) and ADSB for Safer Skies Near Airports at Operation Zenith

On November 21, 2018 – something special is happening in the UK in the realm of UTM and ATM integration. Operation Zenith, headlined by the UK’s …
FAA ADSB rebates being quickly claimed

FAA rebates are quickly being claimed by general aviation owners equipping their aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast avionics.

US FAA reports quick uptake on relaunched ADSB rebate programme

US FAA reported (15-Nov-2018) 1438 Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADSB) avionics USD500 rebates have been taken from the …

Half of US Aircraft Fleet Will Miss ADSB Deadline

Just 46.2 percent of the U.S. aircraft fleet is projected to meet the ADSB equipment mandate by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline, a panel of business …

A New Eye in the Sky is Watching Out for You

The system, known as Aireon (not to be confused with supersonic jet manufacturer Aerion), uses a technology called ADSB (Automatic Dependent …

Global ADSB Market is expected to rise due to the unique characteristics in air traffic control

In addition, compared to conventional radar technologyADS-B requires very low operating costs. The global ADS-B market is expected to benefit from …

Honeywell Completes Initial Testing of SURF IA Software

The software uses a combination of ADSB, algorithms and flight data analysis to give pilots visual and audio warnings about approaching hazards on …

DC Aviation Becomes Rockwell Collins Authorized Dealer

That includes the Venue cabin management and entertainment system, with … as well as future mandated avionics requirements such as ADSB Out.

Air Astana E190 control-loss crew prepared to ditch in ocean

Provisional ADSB information transmitted from the jet indicates erratic altitude and speed data. The crew subsequently told the Lisbon controller that …

Hulunbuir ATM station completes ADSB and VHF communication system calibration

Hulunbuir ATM station completed automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADSB) and very high frequency (VHF) communication system …

Radar relief for flights crossing Bay of Bengal

“Due to the absence of Indian islands on the Bay of Bengal, we could not install radars or ADSB that limited our coverage over the oceanic airspace.

UAV Sense and Avoid Systems Market: A Detailed Study on Development andStrategies By Key …

TechnologyTechnology: Automatic Dependence Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) Transponder), Co-Operative Technology (Traffic Alert and Collision …

Flight MH370 latest: investigators seek answers from Lion Air plane crash debris

Satellite-based ADSB data indicates Flight JT610 slammed into the ocean at around 400mph from an altitude of about 5000ft in less than a minute.

DAC International to distribute Becker ADSB solution

“We are pleased and excited to be working with Becker to expand industry Mode S ADSB compliance options by supplying BXT family turnkey ..

Cobham to Contribute ADSB Out for T-6A Trainers

Cobham will provide ADSB Out solutions for the T-6A trainer upgrades that Scientific Research Corporation (SRC) is undertaking for the Defense …

Mid-air collision could have been avoided with technology

Talking about the CAA’s EC standard, the AAIB said report says: “CAP 1391 defines a standard for EC, using ADSB out, which has been adopted by ..

BAE Systems Has Developed a Low-Cost System for Improving Airspace Safety

ADSB is a technology for surveillance, which tracks and broadcasts the aircraft location through satellite navigation. The Web Enabled Data Links …

Lion Air crash could explain failure to spot MH370 debris

Satellite-based ADSB data indicate flight JT610 slammed into the ocean at speed and with high energy from an altitude of about 5000 ft when it …

Mente To Present Next Week at CJI Miami Event

Mente Group founder, president, and CEO Brian Proctor will discuss … aircraft management, ADSB, aircraft taxes, and shared aircraft ownership, ..

NextNav Tech to Help NASA Track Drones and Air Taxis

That is an especially difficult task in cities and at low altitudes where traditional solutions like radar, GPS and ADSB are unreliable or insufficient.

BAE introduces WEnDL system to improve airspace safety

The new WEnDL system can be deployed to access the information transmitted from ADSB, direct key data in a simple format, and make it available …
Update: US Air Force to miss FAA deadline for C-17 traffic tracking upgrades

… told Jane’s on 2 November that all operationally available C-17s, but not the entire fleet, will have their ADSB Out upgrades completed by 1 January …

US Air Force to miss FAA deadline for C-17 traffic tracking upgrades

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) set 1 January 2020 as the deadline for ADSB Out upgrades because all US aircraft, including military, …

Aireon and Atech sign data integration and automation agreement

Aireon and Atech Negocios em Tecnologias (an Embraer subsidiary) … Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) air traffic surveillance data into …

SITAONAIR promotes AirCom FlightTracker for ICAO GADSS

The FlightAware feed delivers live aircraft position data from its terrestrial network of ADSB receivers, as well as from Aireon’s space-based ADSB …

GlobalBeacon satellite-based aircraft tracking goes live

FlightAware CEO, Daniel Baker, said: “By leveraging existing ADSB technology, GlobalBeacon has a unique advantage over other potential solutions …

Aireon Signs Data Integration and Automation MOU with Atech

This MOU begins the evaluation stage for Atech’s incorporation of Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) air …

Lion Air Crash Investigators Probe Faulty Airspeed Readings

Revelations of a faulty airspeed indicator come days after authorities revealed ADSB data from the airliner’s October 28 evening flight indicated erratic …

Aireon GlobalBeacon Now Live Worldwide

The system uses FlightAware’s intuitive technology interface and an aircraft’s ADSB system to provide trackers with flight data – including origin, …

Q4 Garmin Aviation Webinars

Learn about upgrading an aircraft panel with cost-effective avionics such as the GDL 82 ADSB Out datalink, the GTX 345 series all-in-one ADSB …

US FAA issues AD covering Boeing 787 ADSB and ATC/TCAS transmissions

US FAA announced (05-Nov-2018) it is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Boeing 787 series aircraft, prompted by reports that, under …

CAAC Air Traffic Management Bureau completes ADSB ground station software update in Shanxi

CAAC Northwest Air Traffic Management Bureau completed software update for eight Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) ground …

GlobalBeacon(SM) Goes Live Ahead of ICAO Airline Flight Tracking Recommendations

GlobalBeacon, a solution from Aireon and FlightAware, is now providing … By leveraging existing ADSB technology, GlobalBeacon has a unique …

ADSB Apocalypse

That date, you will surely know, is the ADSB witching hour, after which you’ll be banished to NextGen no-man’s land if your airplane lacks the little box …

Changes to Surveillance

Rebroadcast (ADS-SLR). These service changes will affect aircraft equipped with older ADSB avionics that do not meet the requirements of 14 CFR …

Changes to Surveillance and Broadcast Services

Changes to Surveillance and Broadcast Services … after January 1, 2020: Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADSB); Traffic Information …

Iridium expects Aireon to pay off $200M debt by end of 2021

In addition to the $200 million Iridium expected to have received by now for accommodating Aireon’s ADSBpayloads aboard all 81 Iridium Next …

ADSB Receiver is Booming with the Major Players Like Advanced Flight Systems, Inc. Adopting …

Emainly has recently published a report named “Documenting The Market Growth Of ADSB Receiver Industry: 2017-2025″ focusing on the ADSB …

Lion Air plane crash: previous flight requested a return to airport shortly after take-off

We have downloaded and processed granular ADSB data from #JT43, the flight conducted by PK-LQP from Denpasar to Jakarta immediately prior to …

UK private pilots have their say on electronic conspicuity

ADSB is the CAA’s preferred technology standard for achieving airborne situational awareness for pilots and air traffic controllers. Interoperability is ..

Icelandair Adopts Next Generation of Flight Tracking Technology Through FlightAware’s Firehose

The feed will deliver live aircraft position data from FlightAware’s terrestrial network of ADSB receivers, as well as from Aireon’s space-based ADSB …

With the flight data recorder found, avoid the rush to premature conclusions in Lion Air crash

Many premature conclusions have been drawn from the speed and altitude data transmitted from the aircraft via its ADSB transponder. Those data …

DJI cements drone industry dominance with new enterprise products

Competitors from Europe, Asia, and North America have fallen by the … of ADSB signals from nearby aeroplanes and helicopters, and built-in data …

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise – When a Drone is Needed for More than Cinematography

Let’s take a look at this new drone aimed at businesses and see what it …. alert drone pilots of ADSB signals from nearby airplanes and helicopters.

Duncan Satellite Shops Get Mexico DGAC Nod

… based in Mexico and we anticipate that will only increase, especially with the upcoming ADSB mandate,” said Duncan Aviation manager of satellite …

C&L Aviation Group receives US FAA STC for Saab 340 ADSB In/Out Solution

C&L Aviation Services (C&L) received (30-Oct-2018) US FAA approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) covering its Automatic Dependent ..

ADSB Benefits to drive Changes at Class D Towers

Airservices Australia will propose using the benefits of ADSB technology to restrict tower control to 4500 feet at five Class D airports around the …

FlightAware moves into space-based ADS-B flight tracking (Corporate Jet Investor)

FlightAware moves into space-based ADS-B flight tracking

Alud Davies

By Alud Davies

When Daniel Baker set up FlightAware in 2005, his intention was to allow his friends and family to track his flights. At the time, Baker had recently completed flight school and wanted to be able to let people know when his flights had arrived safely.

There was a flight tracking solution available at the time, but it cost around $1,000 a month. Daniel was a software developer and immediately saw an opportunity to provide a publicly available interface for flight tracking.

His first major achievement was being able to negotiate with the US government so that he could get access to the flight tracking data in the first place.

Around the same time, Baker and Karl Lehenbauer (now FlightAware’s Chief Technology Officer) were working together on the forward-facing website as well as on the data processing in the background. Initially, the company was handling a few hundred messages from aircraft per second, but the pair knew that if the website was to be successful it had to be scaled properly to be able to handle much more data, not only from the FAA but from other sources as well.

The backend system that they built is called HyperFeed. Although it was initially built to be scaled, it has grown over the years to include lots more algorithms than the original system and now includes machine learning. It also now includes more data sources than the original FAA data source.

A big part of the new data sources come directly from ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast), a new technology that is becoming increasingly important. Using ADS-B an aircraft transmits data about its location, altitude and speed. The information from the aircraft is transmitted directly to a receiver – either on a satellite in space or on the ground – satellite as well as to other aircraft that are in the vicinity.

Picking up these signals means that a precise location, height and speed of the aircraft can always be tracked. The FAA has mandated that all aircraft flying in US airspace must be able to broadcast ADS-B out messages by January 1, 2020.

The technology was originally picked up by aviation enthusiasts to track the movement of aircraft. Originally enthusiasts were able to track an aircraft to a certain degree by intercepting its ACARS (Aircraft Communication and Addressing Systems) messages. The short data streams that are transmitted by ACARS do not include location or the height/speed of the aircraft, so once the use of ADS-B became more widespread, the enthusiast community jumped on the new technology.

Several companies jumped in, building boxes that could, with the use of an aerial, intercept and translate all of the ADS-B data and display it on a virtual radar screen. One of the first of these, built by UK-based firm Kinetic, was launched in 2005 and cost over $600.

As the technology became more widespread, more companies began offering solutions, with the result that prices came down, which, in turn, made them more popular.

With more of the boxes in circulation, people who owned them wanted to be able to share their data with others. If users had an external aerial mounted on the top of their house they could pick up signals from aircraft hundreds of miles away, but enthusiasts were also interested in seeing aircraft flying around other regions and maybe those that would be flying into their own range of view soon.

This idea of building networks of receivers around the world is now where FlightAware gets a lot of its data. It does offer a small USB dongle that plugs into a computer or laptop on one end and an aerial on the other end to serve the enthusiast community, at a price. But it also offers qualified locations a beefier model for free.

The company does this to increase its coverage around the world. Many developed regions already have large clusters of aviation enthusiasts that supply their received data in real time to websites like FlightAware as well as FlightRadar24.com. While FlightAware now has over 20,000 terrestrial ADS-B receivers in 190 countries, they are continuing to grow the network to gain coverage in remote places. In most places that means that FlightAware can receive aircraft data positions every two seconds, although the company admits that this is mostly over land.

“The terrestrial receivers are great and they give us really, really incredible coverage for aircraft flying over land and let us track aircraft movements on the ground at airports,” says Sara Orsi, director of marketing, FlightAware. “But over 70% of the earth is not land-based and that’s where Aireon space-based ADS-B comes in.”

To complement the terrestrial ADS-B network, FlightAware has partnered with Aireon to introduce space-based ADS-B flight tracking. The partnership with Aireon enables FlightAware to augment their terrestrial ADS-B coverage with tracking from Aireon’s space-based network, which is hosted on the Iridium NEXT constellation of 66 operational low-earth-orbit satellites. This means that FlightAware can now offer operators 100% global coverage, with aircraft updating their positions once a minute.

There are several advantages to using a low-earth orbit, rather than a geostationary orbit. Satellites in low-earth orbit are not only cheaper to launch but use up less energy than geostationary ones. The downside is that because they constantly moving faster than earth’s orbit there need to be more satellites in place to be able to give truly global coverage.

Having 100% global coverage means that for the first time, FlightAware can offer solutions that track aircraft on the ground as well as those flying. Through its web-based solution for aircraft operators, the company now offers full visibility to business aircraft operators from the moment the avionics on an aircraft are turned on, right the way through to when the plane has parked at its destination and the avionics are turned off.

By using space-based ADS-B tracking FlightAware says that it can pinpoint the location of any aircraft in the world to an area much smaller than the size of Manhattan.

FlightAware says that this situational awareness gives business aviation operators an added layer of security and comfort with their flights and surface tracking helps reduce the numbers of calls between people like catering companies and FBOs.

FlightAware Expands ADS-B Network and Airborne Coverage (AINonline)

FlightAware Expands ADS-B Network and Airborne Coverage

Flight tracking provider FlightAware (Booth 4959) is here at NBAA 2018 with two big coups. First, the company’s terrestrial ADS-B network expanded 35 percent in the first three quarters of 2018; and it now supports more than 19,000 terrestrial sites in nearly 190 countries. The company provides surface coverage at more than 1,000 airports and 2,000 FBOs and it has enabled its ADS-B receivers to capture mode-S weather data, including wind vector (direction and velocity) as well as outside air temperature and pressure. The mode-S update also captures autopilot settings and nav modes. FlightAware executives also announced here at the show that the company is now able to track aircraft anywhere in the world from engine start to shutdown, including taxi coverage. The company is calling its new ground-tracking program Ready-to-Taxi.

“Since most disruption happens while an aircraft is on the ground, there’s tremendous value in having insight into what’s going on before and after takeoff, particularly for our business aviation customers. That is why we designed the Ready-to-Taxi and surface location alert product,” said Daniel Baker, FlightAware founder and CEO.

The idea behind the ground tracking was to eliminate the excessive calls received by FBOs from flight departments, family, and executive staff asking for the status of aircraft, crew, and passengers. It also reduces the crew distraction in the cockpit during critical start-up, taxi and shutdown procedures (no more reams of text messages from the office).

GLOBAL ADS-B COVERAGE

The company’s second big announcement involved airborne coverage. Aireon space-based ADS-B wasn’t available to most business aviation operators. That ADS-B network covers the entire globe now, providing once-per-minute position updates, and FlightAware’s Global customers can now get it as part of their plan.

Combining Aireon space-based ADS-B with surface coverage from FlightAware’s sponsored ground network allows participating operators to track their aircraft from the moment the machine powers on at its point of departure to the second it parks at its destination FBO or airport.

“For business aviation operators, this improves operational safety while supporting reliability and optimization,” Baker said. “We have a big team here at our booth to show the product working. Our Global customers can add it on and can start getting alerts and as soon as they look down at their phones here at NBAA. It’s instant gratification,” he told AIN.

FlightAware is dedicated to complete trackability (with the option to opt out, of course). The company has been providing free ADS-B receivers to ground sites all over the globe in an effort to complete its mission, which Baker says is essentially there. “We’ll provide any FBO that needs it with a free ground station they can just plug in,” he said.

The company is keeping extensive stats on ADS-B equipage in the U.S. Data provided to AIN by FlightAware shows that the rate of 2020-compliant ADS-B equipage is ratcheting up, from 41 percent of the turbine and turboprop fleet equipped in November 2017 to 57 percent operating in August 2018. FlightAware breakout data shows, for example, that while 81 percent of flying Beechcraft Super King Air 300s appear to be 2020-compliant, only 27 percent of the flying Bombardier Learjet 31 fleet appears equipped. It seems the older the model, the less likely the aircraft is to be modified with ADS-B. Most of the fleet, however, does appear to be modernizing at an increasing rate. This is in contrast to FAA data showing that only 2,823 Part 121 U.S. scheduled air carrier aircraft and 1,101 international air carriers were equipped with compliant ADS-B out installations as of September 1.

ADS-B in the News 10/1 – 10/31/2018

Duncan Satellite Shops Get Mexico DGAC Nod

Duncan Aviation’s satellite avionics shops in Denver, and Austin and Dallas, Texas, now have certifications from Mexico’s Dirección General de ..

Sunhillo Works to Make BVLOS Drone Operations a Daily Reality

“The UAS-C Solution is based upon deployed FAA technology which carries … UAV Tracking: Tracking of UAV ‘s does not rely on Radar or ADSB. By …

ADSB Benefits to drive Changes at Class D Towers

Airservices Australia will propose using the benefits of ADSB technology to restrict tower control to 4500 feet at five Class D airports around the …

No survivors expected after Indonesia plane crash

Latest updates after the flight reportedly carrying 189 passengers and crew … ADSB data from the flight is available at https://t.co/zNM33cM0na …

Indonesia Orders Inspections of Boeing Max 8s

Industry: We Must Accommodate Commercial Space in the NAS — For Now

“When we hear folks talk about a single solution like, ‘Everybody, just equip with ADSB and done,’ it will never work,” she said, pointing out that some …

New theory in Lion Air disaster

According to Aviation-Safety.net, ADSB (transmitted from the aircraft) data of the flight, captured by Flightradar24 and FlightAware, showed erratic …

DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise adds modular accessories, enhanced security to a folding drone

… password protection for its onboard storage and other security and safety … Included are three plug-and-play accessories: A 2,400-lumen spotlight; … which uses an integrated receiver for picking up ADSB signals from nearby …

Three Of Duncan Aviation’s Satellite Facilities Earn Mexican Certifications

Duncan Aviation’s Satellite Avionics shops in Denver, Colorado, and Austin … that will only increase, especially with the upcoming ADSB mandate.”.

FlightAware moves into space-based ADSB flight tracking

FlightAware moves into space-based ADSB flight tracking … be able to handle much more data, not only from the FAA but from other sources as well.

C&L Aviation Group Receives STC Certification for Saab 340 ADSB In/Out Solution

BANGOR, Maine – C&L Aviation Services (C&L), a C&L Aviation Group company, has received STC approval by the FAA for its Saab 340 A&B ADSB …

Indonesia’s Lion Air Flight JT-610 crashes into the sea with 189 on board, officials say

DJI’s latest Mavic 2 drone is built for search and rescue

An additional highlight is DJI’s onboard AirSense tech: an integrated receiver that alerts drone pilots of ADSB signals from nearby aircarft via the DJI …

Major search operation underway for JT610

In a statement, state search and rescue agency Basarnas says it has … Based on the automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADSB) data, the …

UAV Sense and Avoid Systems Market: Major Technology Adopted By Top Vendors (Intel …

The technology of sensing and avoiding any obstacle has significantly … Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) Transponder), Co-Operative Technology …

Pilot of crashed Indonesian Lion Air was a 31-year-old from Delhi

The ADSB is surveillance technology that allows the aircraft to be tracked. “We are downloading and processing granular ADSB data that was …

What is ADSB data and how can it help trace Lion Air Flight JT610

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) is a state-of-the-art surveillance technology in which electronic equipment onboard an aircraft …

ERAU Study Finds Drone Collision Risks Near Airports

They also used ADSB data to compare times, locations, and altitudes of manned aircraft with detected sUAS flights. “In [one] case, the sUAS was …

Track flights throughout journey: DGCA to carriers

NEW DELHI: Come November 8 and Indian carriers will have to track their … (ACARS) and “automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast” (ADSB).

Hensoldt wins contract to deliver radar systems for Austro Control

With the help of the MSSR 2000 I secondary radar, which meets the new ‘Mode S’ and ‘ADSB‘ standards, aircraft emitting their own transponder …

ACI Jet Finishes First JetWave Install on Challenger 604

The installation was completed alongside interior and avionics upgrades and … ACI Jet also installed a Rockwell Collins FANS/ADSB upgrade on the …

Study: Small Drone Flights Often Unsafe

The device tracked 192 separate flights by 73 separate platforms and … electronic maps and UAS detection times were correlated with ADSB data.

EASA Approves AerTrak ADSB Out System for Boeing 737 NG Series Aircraft

This technology enhances situational awareness for Air Traffic Control of aircraft with ADSB Out capabilities and is mandated by the FAA effective …

UAvionix Offers ADSB Rebate for Experimental Aircraft

The FAA announced recently that it will reinstate the $500 ADSB rebate in an effort to motivate aircraft operators to install the equipment that will be …

uAvionix Announces ADSB Rebate Program for Experimental Products

“The FAA’s ADS-B rebate program excludes non-certified products, yet this is often the most affordable solution for experimental and LSA aircraft …

SEA Acheives STC/VSTC For Cobham A300D Satcom on Boeing 737NG

“The Cobham A300 was the most compact and lightweight SwiftBroadband … We’ve developed several ADSB STC’s, and provide kitting with some .

GE-Owned Avitas Granted First Large Commercial BVLOS Waiver

Avitas’ application used the radar system in conjunction with ADSB, a high-performance GPS, point-of-view cameras the operator can look through ..

Elbit’s Wearable HUD Gives Pilots Eye Control of Flight Management

During a press conference at NBAA, Elbit Systems VP of Commercial … We can put a triangle around an ADSB-equipped aircraft and show its flight …

Iridium targets Dec. 30 launch date for ‘Next’ constellation

Iridium Next satellites also carry automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) receiver payloads manufactured by Harris Corp. for the Aireon …

CCRi’s technology and solutions enable real-time situational awareness for UN Global Platform

By leveraging CCRi’s technology, the UN Global Platform can process maritime (AIS) and air domain (ADSB) data in real time to provide powerful …

Now boarding: 5 candidates vie for Truckee Tahoe Airport Board (VIDEO)

The most important issue facing the airport is the proposed technological change associated with the proposed ADSB system — think of it as a …

Avidyne Revives Light Jet Panels with GLAS

Avidyne’s IFD550/545 FMS navigators are an approved ADSB and Waas GPS source, so operators of Cessna CitationJets, CJ1s, CJ2s, and CJ3s …

Becker appoints DAC International as distributor of ADSB solutions

Becker appoints DAC International as distributor of ADSB solutions … to equip aircraft with ADSB OUT capabilities to meet to 2020 US FAA mandate, …

Jet Aviation gains FAA STC approvall for ADSB Out compliance on Boeing 747 aircraft

Jet Aviation received (16-Oct-2018) US FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADSB) Out compliance for …

Embry-Riddle Study Confirms Small Unmanned “Drones” Pose Increasing Risks to Aircraft

Additionally, sUAS detections were compared against historical ADSBinformation to examine for potential midair collisions, yielding several notable …

VR startup Thrust Vector is developing an in-cockpit training system

“[Visual rendering is based on] an open source ADSB sensor called Stratux, which also has an AHRS capability (Attitude and Heading Reference …

Avidyne Moving On Cessna Citation Retrofits

… wireless connectivity to Avidyne’s IFD100 and the ForeFlight app for iPad. There’s also an option for Avidyne’s SkyTrax Mode S ADSB transponders …

NBAA: Pilot shortages and airspace improvements become focus following regulatory victory

NBAA: Pilot shortages and airspace improvements become focus following … technology like automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB).

Global Jet Names StandardAero Preferred Partner for AdsB Upgrades

ADSB is a FAA mandate that aircraft must comply with in-order to fly in most U.S. airspace, and it comes into force December 31 2019. It’s a new way …

100th Challenger From Flying Colours

The flight deck was upgraded with Rockwell Collins’ Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A and soon-to-be mandatory ADSB Out tracking …

4000 Bizjets May Be Grounded by ADSB Mandate

“The 70-80% of aircraft that are equipped ahead of the mandate will continue to need maintenance, andthose operators aren’t going to give up their …

Jet Aviation Increases Focus on US Bases

Jet Aviation expects to complete the hangar next summer. … Duncan Aviation has since established a new avionics facility in one of the location’s … Jet Aviation also noted its Basel facility has received an FAA STC for ADSB Out …

USAIG To Offer FlightSafety Training

… been added to the Performance Vector catalog, covering topics such as ADSB, cold-weather operations, RVSM, TSA security, and weather radar.

Chicago Jet’s Falcon 900 InSight Upgrade Certified

Owners of Falcon 900s have a new option for a modern NextGen-capable … and autopilots, and existing TCAS 7.1 and ADSB systems are not affected … The upgrade includes dual Universal Avionics FMSs and the Pro-Link system.

Rockwell Collins, FlightAware Ink Deal to Offer ADSB Tracker

With the use of Aireon’s space-based ADSB technology, an improved global air traffic surveillance system with increased safety, enhanced efficiency …

NBAA 2018: Global Jet Capital and StandardAero partner for ADSB upgrades

ADSB is a FAA mandate that aircraft must comply with in-order to fly in most US airspace and comes into force 31 December 2019.

Global Jet Names StandardAero Preferred Partner for AdsB Upgrades

ADSB is a FAA mandate that aircraft must comply with in-order to fly in most U.S. airspace, and it comes into force December 31 2019. It’s a new way …

Pimp Your Plane

This is significant because the clock is counting down on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’sADS-B mandate, which requires aircraft to be …

Duncan Aviation Invests Ahead of Demand

Of the 454 supplemental type certificates (STCs) Duncan holds, 37 are for an FAA-approved ADSBsolution, allowing the company to perform …

Collins Adds More Aircraft for ADSB Out

With the FAA’s January 2020 mandate to equip for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) out position reporting coming closer into view …

FlightAware Tallying ADSB Compliance

An accurate tally of the number of U.S. active aircraft equipped with ADSB is now available thanks to the flight tracking app FlightAware. The company …

Rockwell Collins And FlightAware Join Efforts To Offer Aireon(SM) Space-BasedADSB Flight …

Since ADSB out will be required in many countries throughout the world by 2020, aircraft operators typically do not need to install additional ..

NBAA: Rockwell Collins first to offer FlightAware Aireon ADSB

Rockwell Collins is now offering Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADSB) flight tracking to its business aviation …

Engine Assurance Program (EAP) Warns Operators That ADSB (Out) Plus AD 2012-17-05 Could Put Older Aircraft Out-of-Service

NBAA Orlando, FL / October 15, 2017 – Business aviation could witness the largest mass retirement of older aircraft in its history as the ADSB (Out) …

FAA relaunches rebate scheme for ADSB Out installation

US FAA relaunched (12-Oct-2018) its USD500 ADSB rebate programme, effective immediately and through 11-Oct-2019. The Agency is making …

ASD-B Deadline Looms Ever Closer

With the January 1, 2020, deadline drawing closer for automatic dependent surveillance (ADSB) compliance, only about 52% of business aviation …

FlightAware confirms growth of terrestrial ADSB network

FlightAware announced (16-Oct-2018) its terrestrial ADSB network has grown by over 35% through 3Q2018, with over 19,000 sites in nearly 190 …

Rockwell Collins first to offer FlightAware’s AireonSM space based ADSB flight tracking for bizav

FlightAware partnered (15-Oct-2018) with Rockwell Collins, with Rockwell Collins the first to offer FlightAware’s AireonSM space based ADSB flight …

FlightAware Announces Flight Tracking Coverage Growth

FlightAware’s terrestrial ADSB network has grown by over 35% in the first 3 quarters of this year, with over 19,000 sites in nearly 190 countries.

Praetor 500 and 600 Blaze New Path for Embraer

Both aircraft use the same basic wing, an airfoil borrowed from the current-production Legacy 500, a model that will be discontinued in 2019. Caldeira …

AvWeek Predicts 8700 Business Jet Deliveries Through 2028

A new Aviation Week Intelligence Network forecast predicts worldwide … with the FAA’s mandate for ADSBequipage, a cornerstone of NextGen air traffic … Deliveries of business jets and turboprops to the Asia-Pacific region are …

Rockwell Collins Extending Fusion Option to CJ1+, CJ2+

… three 14.1-inch wide-format displays and advanced NextGen capabilities such WAAS-LPV, … “ADSB is going to be on everybody’s mind. … The company last summer obtained ADSB Out Part 25 approved model list supplemental …

Honeywell Authorizes ACI Jet as Dealership

With the need to remain competitive in the avionics market amid a looming ADSB mandate deadline, ACI Jet recognized the value of the Honeywell …

Rockwell Collins Bringing State-of-the-Art Pro Line Fusion® Avionics to Embraer’s New Praetor …

“These four aircraft will all be equipped with notable avionics upgrade options including vertical weather, predictive windshear, ADSB In, Synthetic …

BendixKing Scores AeroVue Orders

All avionics are replaced with the AeroVue upgrade, including the autopilot, radios, engine instruments, and displays. LPV approaches and ADSB Out …

FlightAware Expands ADSB Network and Airborne Coverage

First, the company’s terrestrial ADSB network expanded 35 percent in the first … This is in contrast to FAAdata showing that only 2,823 Part 121 U.S. …

FAA relaunches ADSB rebate

The FAA on Oct. 12 reopened the $500 rebate program to support Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out equipage. The program …

Florida Jet Center Finishes First ADSB upgrade on Learjet 55

Terry Robertson, president of Florida Jet Center (Booth 4005), is confident that he’s found an ADSB In/Out solution that works—practically and …

C&L Touts Three New ADSB Install Options

C&L Aviation Group is highlighting at NBAA 2018 its new “One Problem: Three great solutions” ADSBinstallation program, giving customers three …

Six Garmin Updates: Avionics for Bell/Uber, Flight Deck Availability and More

In the commercial space, business and general aviation, the avionics … Garmin has been selected by Gulfstream to provide its ADSB In solution for …

Garmin unveils product upgrades, downloads

The G1000 NXi system supports optional display of various Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) In benefits via the GTX 345R …

Studying Airplane Radio Reflections With SDR

Data was recorded, and then compared with ADSB data on aircraft position and velocity, allowing recorded reflections to be matched to the flight …

VariFlight A-CDM System Garnered Wide Attention at ICAO Thirteenth Air Navigation Conference

… ADSB solution.” About VariFlight. Founded in 2005, VariFlight – with a vision of “living on time” – is the leading brand providing aviation technology …

Developments in aviation communications and technology

uAvionix has received Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its skyBeacon wingtip-mounted ADSB OUT solution. The skyBeacon …

Garmin Announces 11th Consecutive Beechjet G5000 Installation by Clemens Aircraft

Garmin Announces 11th Consecutive Beechjet G5000 Installation by … October 10, 2018 – Garmin today announced Clemens Aircraft located in … rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out solution.

Garmin Adds Second Jet to Excel/XLS G5000 Program

Clients Go Wild for Cabin Completions, Refurbs

Lori Johnson, marketing communications manager at Duncan Aviation, … The makeovers included an ADSB installation using a NUGI-developed …

Garmin® expands availability of retrofit G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrades based on early …

The G1000 NXi also supports the display of various Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) In benefits, including traffic and …

DroidEFB Expands Android Flight App Capabilities

It also provides pilots with en route moving-map navigation via GPS, overlays of aviation weather and Nexrad, ADSB In weather, and traffic, using a …

Garmin ADSB Solution Selected for the Gulfstream G280 Business Jet

October 10, 2018 – Garmin is pleased to announce the selection of a complete Garmin Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) In …

Operators Warned To Book ADSB Upgrade Slots or Be Grounded

Aircraft owners and operators in the U.S. and Europe are facing crunch time for finding slots for their fleets to be upgraded to ADSB, which will be …

Garmin Expands Retrofit NXi Availability

Other features include data transfer between the NXi system and Garmin Pilot, FltPlan Go and ForeFlight mobile apps, the ability to display ADSB In …

Garmin® G5000 integrated flight deck upgrade makes significant progress towards certification in …

The G5000 integrated flight deck for the Citation Excel and Citation XLS … rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out …

Seamless integration between FltPlan.com and Garmin Pilot

With this, we are thrilled to welcome FltPlan.com to the Garmin family and we … By using FltPlan.com and Garmin Pilot, pilots can easily transition from … an expansive suite of ADSB solutions and other products and services that …

Garmin® announces availability of the G700 TXi flight display

The availability of the G700 TXi is a significant achievement for Garmin as … ADSB In/Out display is standard, featuring patented TargetTrend„¢ and …

Availability of retrofit G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrades based on early success …

Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADSB solutions and other products and …

Duncan gears up for the ADSB rush

Over the next 14 months, Duncan Aviation expects to be helping dozens of operators win a race against time. A Federal Aviation Administration …

FAA plan to triple Light Sport Aircraft weight limit to 3600 pounds

“Over the past two years, AOPA has been working with the FAA, ASTM … As for the ADSB rebate, it will be a repeat of the $500 incentive launched …

LSA Weight Limit Increase And FAA Funding

Last but not least, the FAA will be extending the $500 Rebate program for aircraft owners seeking to comply with ADSB 2020. Coincidentally, more ..

LSA Weight Limit Increasing To 3600 Pounds (Updated)

“Great news out of AOPA: your freedom to fly Fly-in at Carbondale,” Haines wrote. … And ADSB rebate will be back again in a few days. … As for the ADSB rebate, it will be a repeat of the $500 incentive launched last year that did …

AOPA breaks big news at Carbondale Fly-In

The FAA has mandated ADSB for flights after Jan. 1, 2020, generally in airspace where a Mode C transponder is required today. “Now is the time to …

Russia announces Syrian S-300 delivery

Open-source tracking of aircraft ADSB transponder data showed that the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a major airlift operation to their …

Flying with Datalink Weather

Over the past 10 years, the number of pilots flying with some type of cockpit weather, typically either ADSBor SiriusXM, has exploded. Portable …

ADSB Network Promises Major Benefits For New Zealand Aviation

Widespread deployment of the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) network began this year, with the first of two equipage deadlines …

Cambridge Pixel Targets Air Traffic Control Market With Enhanced RadarView Display Software

… configure, optimise and maintain radars in air traffic surveillance applications; RadarView software now includes: extended support for ADSB and …

Curious Kids: what’s the history of aircraft squawk codes and how do they work?

The most recent is the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) system, which incorporates Global Positioning System (GPS) data into …

Stratus 3 is a Potent Portable ADSB Receiver for ForeFlight

The latest version of the popular Stratus portable ADSB receiver from Sporty’s Pilot Shop and Appareo Systems made its debut at EAA AirVenture …

FAA to start phased evaluation of space-based ADSB in 2019

This likely would involve subscribing to Aireon’s space-based ADSB system, which is nearing completion with the placement of Iridium Next satellites ..

Uber Eyes Regulation Changes to Facilitate Plans

ADSB provides a challenge for the urban air mobility plan from the start because with the way air taxis will be used. Uber, Prevost said, would prefer ..

Can Automation Enable a Time-Based US Air Traffic System?

There is also a need to establish and define a set of metrics that can … system is designed to support satellite-based systems such as ADSB and …

Drones Pose Increasing Risks to Aircraft, Study Confirms

The study, “Evaluating Small UAS Near Midair Collision Risk Using AeroScope and ADSB,” published by the International Journal of Aviation, …

FAA Plans Phased Evaluation Of Space-Based ADSB

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND—The FAA next year will begin a phased evaluation of satellite-aided surveillance of aircraft flying over oceanic …

Transponder Code Sets

You may notice an 8 and 9 key on newer transponders. This is for data entry such as a tail number for ADSB and programming of the device.

Mente Group Sees Headwinds Ahead for Preowned Market

First, he noted that with the looming 2020 ADSB deadline, maintenance, repair, and overhaul shops will be flooded with upgrade work. This will pinch …

Exploit ADSB for Better Aviation Training

Exploit ADSB for Better Aviation Training. Print · Proceedings Magazine – October 2018 Vol. 144/10/1,388. By Lieutenant Jonathan Messer, U.S. Navy …

 

ADS-B in the News 9/1 – 9/30/2018

More Dime-sized ADSB Tech From uAvionix

The company’s current ping200Sr Mode C and Mode S ADSB remote transponder offers a clue as to what the new transponder tech might look like.

uAvionix Adds 1090nano chip for ADSB for Unmanned and Manned Aircraft Applications

uAvionix Corporation, developers of the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable ADSB transceivers and transponders, today announced the …

Duncan Adds To AOG Services

Duncan Aviation has expanded its AOG service options with new engine rapid response teams in the Tampa, Florida, and Columbus, Ohio areas, with …

Duncan Aviation Increases AOG Service Options

In addition, our avionics shops can perform complex avionics modifications, including ADSB upgrades, at our shop locations or even in a customer’s …

EAP: ADSB, AD Could Lead to Mass Bizjet Retirements

EAP: ADSB, AD Could Lead to Mass Bizjet Retirements … The combination of the ADSB upgrade and an Airworthiness Directive (AD) affecting … At the time of the release of the AD six years ago, the FAA had estimated that more …

Envoy reaches 60th ERJ 140/145 aircraft completion in 169 aircraft upgrade programme

… they “were working to solve several issues” with their “fleet of Embraer 140 and 145 aircraft, to meet the regulatory requirements of ADSB Out”.

ATSB finds incorrect rudder trim setting led to Essendon Airport crash

Aircraft taxi and flight track data from Airservices Australia ADSB data. … “The position of the rudder trim resulted in a loss of directional control and …

Envoy Air completes 60th UA WAAS upgrade on Embraer fleet

… with dual UA UNS-1Lw FMSs, providing Envoy Air with a navigation source for ADSB Out and the latest in capabilities and operational efficiencies.

Tellumat launches its first unmanned aerial vehicle

The system integrates an aircraft, ground control system and camera … landing light; Mode S & ADSB ATC transponder; VHF radio; core avionics …

Field Aerospace Modernizing USAF T-1A Trainers

Upgrades on the aircraft are being performed to address obsolescence issues and ensure compliance with the FAA’s ADSB Out mandate. The entire …

Android users rejoice: DroidEFB integrates AOPA Flight Planner

Pilots using Android devices and the AOPA Flight Planner have another tool … Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) information, and …

AAD 2018: First full unmanned aerial system ASTUS developed by Tellumat

The system integrates an aircraft, ground control system and camera … strobe lights; landing light; Mode S & ADSB ATC transponder; VHF radio

Home on the range

“[There are] few power or telephone lines, and is mainly grass lands and … “The test UAVs will be equipped with ADSB transmitters as part of their …
EASA Certifies King Air Pro Line Fusion Avionics Upgrade

… 14.1-in. widescreen LCD displays with advanced graphics, the Pro Line Fusion suite supports compliance with Europe’s June 2020 ADSB mandate …

CASA accused of double standards over pilot medical tests

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is lobbying the federal … voluntarily use automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSBtechnology.

CASA to pursue Low-cost ADSB for VFR

“The visual flight rules community appreciates the safety benefits ADSB technology offers,” CASA CEO Shane Carmody said, “but has called for …

CASA looking to lower costs of ADSB installation for VFR aircraft

ADSB 1090ES will be the technical standard recommended for VFR … Portable ADSB devices meeting at least the FAA TSO-C199 or the latest UK …

The 411 On 406s

Most aircraft owners and operators are keenly aware of the rapidly approaching deadline to comply with the federal mandate on ADSB installations.

Europe approves Fusion upgrade on King Airs

Fusion also meets automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADSB) Out requirements, which will become compulsory in Europe and the USA …

Aireon Names Denise Olmsted as General Counsel

Real-time ADSB surveillance will cover oceanic, polar and remote regions, as well as augment existing ground-based systems that are limited to …

USAF B-52 conducts Arctic flight

A US Air Force (USAF) B-52H nuclear-capable bomber has flown a … of its Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADSB) transponder data.

Spirit AeroSystems Brings B-52 Legacy Experience to Re-Engine Effort

All of the B-52Hs flying in the Air Force’s current inventory were … “From knowledge of and experience in a multitude of material systems to the design …

Field Aerospace Begins Prototype Flight Deck Modernization on USAF T-1A

This upgrade enables the Air Force to meet the FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance -Broadcast (ADSB) Out mandate to support the training …

NZ CAA nearing completion of second stage for New Southern Sky

Stage two priorities include new ADSB and performance based navigation procedures, a new ATM system for New Zealand and restructuring of …

NZ CAA nearing completion of second stage for New Southern Sky

Stage two priorities include new ADSB and performance based navigation procedures, a new ATM system for New Zealand and restructuring of …

Around 5% of NZ aircraft operating under FL245 equipped with ADSBtransponders: CAA

New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (NZ CAA) director for New Southern Sky Steve Smyth commented on the government considering issuance of a …

Subic airport gears up for international flights

… to recapture its lost glory as a major port for international commercial flights. … (APBB), and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB).

Deals this week: ADB Safegate, Alaska Airlines, Leonardo

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed by Leonardo and Aireon for the integration of automatic dependent broadcast (ADSB) data …

Let’s Have A Look At The Loadout Of The Two US Air Force F-16s That Reportedly Operated Off …

… an OSINT (Open Sources Intelligence) analysis based on flight tracking websites ADSB, Mode-S and MLAT and other information shared via social …

Leonardo signs MOU with Aireon to integrate space-based data into automation products suite

It offers safer and more secure air traffic control via multi-level redundancies and disaster-recovery capabilities. By integrating space-based ADSB data into the LeadInSky ATM platform, Leonardo will allow ANSPs to dynamically …

Space Race: Virgin vs. Blue Origin

Off topic slightly on the topic of ADSB (aka NextGen) shading. Just yesterday I was talking with a close friend who is a retired ATP airline type who ran …

The Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System successfully …

During three weeks of U.S. Army-led testing in April and May, IBCS … (ADSB) air traffic management networks; and contribution to the joint single …

Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System tested

During three weeks of U.S. Army-led testing in April and May, IBCS … tactical data and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) air traffic ..

ExecuJet’s Dubai Facility Expands Lineage Capabilities

The maintainer, completing its first M8 inspection, also performed an ADSB upgrade, other inspections, and structural service bulletin work on the …

AMES Receives ADSB Out Approval For Three Boeing Aircraft

The U.S. MRO provider says the move was to meet market demand in the run-up to the FAA’s ADSBequipage deadline scheduled for January 1, …

Leonardo to use Aireon’s ADSB data for air traffic control services

Italian firm Leonardo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to integrate Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Broadcast (ADSB) …

Pro Line Fusion Gets EASA Nod on King Air B200/B300s

The package, which includes ADSB Out-compliant equipment, SBAS-GNSS, LPV-capabilities, and synthetic vision, among other updates, provides …

Leonardo to integrate space based ADSB data from Aireon into ‘LeadInSky’ ATM solution

Leonardo announced (10-Sep-2018) plans to integrate data from Aireon into its ‘LeadInSky’ ATM solution, facilitating the deployment of space based …

Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services receives STC for ADSBmodifications

Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services received (10-Sep-2018) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval from US FAA for Automatic …

Leonardo Signs MOU with Aireon to integrate space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance …

By integrating space-based ADSB data into the LeadInSky ATM platform, Leonardo will allow ANSPs to dynamically optimize flight routes and …

Leonardo signs MOU with Aireon to integrate ADSB

It says it offers safer and more secure air traffic control via multi-level … By integrating space-based ADSBdata into the LeadInSky ATM platform, …

Leonardo To Integrate Space-Based ADSB Into ATM System

Leonardo To Integrate Space-Based ADSB Into ATM System … Leonardo’s senior vice president for traffic control, security and information systems.

Drone Encounters Boost Separation Incidents

… position reports from GA aircraft and drones. Unlike in the U.S., the CAA has not mandated ADSBequipage and is hoping for voluntary compliance.

uAvionix skyBeacon Earns FAA TSO

Yesterday, the company announced the agency had signed the documents that will allow FAA certified aircraft owners to use the plug and play ADSB …

Crew Dog Offers Low-cost ADSB Receiver

Crew Dog Electronics is touting its low-cost, open-source ADSB dual-band … flight bag (EFB) platforms including Foreflight, iFly, FlyQ, and WingX.

ForeFlight’s Sentry ADSB Receiver has Powerful Features in a Small Package

ForeFlight’s Sentry portable ADSB receiver was the talk of Oshkosh after the product, developed in partnership with uAvionix, made its debut at …

Sun Country to Launch AirFi’s New Wireless IFE System Variant

The AirFi Boxes operate fully autonomously and use ADSB and pressure sensors on board to control system operations, including when connected to …

uAvionix receives TSOA for skyBeacon ‘plug and play’ ADSB Out installation

uAvionix received (04-Sep-2018) technical standard order authorisation (TSOA) for its skyBeacon wingtip-mounted ADSB Out solution. “skyBeacon …

Can Dynon’s Installation Policy Really Work?

With its Certified SkyView HDX line, Dynon is seeking to effectively upend the … The interface also includes mandate-compliant ADSB Out. Dynon is …

Wrong Surface Events Remain Nagging Genav Issue

In prepared remarks for a recent FAA Safety Summit on this issue, Elwell noted … to ADSB, because they have more information to make informed decisions, … “That’s what happens when the FAA and its partners take on the tough …

Yan’an Ershilipu Airport ADSB system receives industry approval from CAAC

Yan’an Ershilipu Airport small and medium sized airport automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast processing and monitoring system received …

BAE Systems Providing ADSB Out Modifications for Avro RJ, BAe 146

BAE Systems is furthering its work to ensure operators of Avro RJ/BAe 146 aircraft are ready for the upcoming ADSB Out deadline. The company has …

Wingtip ADSB Solution Receives FAA TSO

The FAA has granted technical standard order (TSO) authorization for uAvionix’s skyBeacon wingtip-mounted ADSB Out system. Retailing for $1,849 …

skyBeacon Receives TSO Certification

… have been received. uAvionix is also working on certification for its tailBeacon, a similar ADSB Out unit that replaces the aft aircraft position light.

uAvionix Receives TSO Authorization From FAA For skyBeacon ADSB OUT Solution

uAvionix Receives TSO Authorization From FAA For skyBeacon ADSB OUT … “skyBeacon has already become popular in the experimental and Light …

ADSB Available for More Avidyne Avionics

Avidyne is now offering software that facilitates ADSB upgrades for aircraft equipped with its EX5000 and EX500/600 multifunction displays and …

BAE Systems Gains EASA Certification for ADSB (Out) Modification for BAe 146/AVRO RJ

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) is a surveillance … Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has mandated ADSB for 1 January 2020.

Garmin Acquires Flight Plan to Strengthen Its Aviation Unit

Garmin will integrate FltPlan into its aviation unit, which provides navigation, flight control, hazard avoidance, and ADSB (automatic dependent …

Warner, Kaine announce $10 million in federal funds for airport improvements in Virginia

ADSB is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be …

Two collision deterrent companies join forces to create new innovation for safer skies

uAvionix specialises in ADSB, secondary surveillance radar transponders, and GNSS position sources for manned and unmanned aircraft, while …

Garmin Acquires FltPlan.com

With 19 years of experience and more than 165,000 registered users, FltPlan … Popular tools include a free flight planning and filing website, FltPlan.com, … an expansive suite of ADSB solutions and other products and services that …

BladeRF 2.0 Micro is Smaller, More Powerful

Nuand demonstrated this on the BladeRF by creating an ADSB receiver that ran on the card itself, outputting the decoded airplane data to the USB …

Avidyne Entegra Displays Get ADSB

Until now, Avidyne Entegra displays—including ones in the sizable fleet of earlier Cirrus and many Piper models—couldn’t display ADSB data, but a …

ADS-B in the News 8/1 – 8/31/2018

Garmin Acquires FltPlan.com
Garmin Ltd. announced the company has acquired Flight Plan LLC (FltPlan) … an expansive suite of ADSBsolutions and other products and services that are … For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless …

Getting Beyond the FAA’s Part 107 BVLOS Waiver Application

But there are waivers the FAA is granting for some beyond-line-of-sight … That’s because flying BVLOS requires a lot of technology — GPS, ADSB, .
 
FIS-B Notams Not a Complete List, FAA Warns
Notams received via Flight Information Systems–Broadcast (FIS-B) over the ADSB universal access transceiver (UAT) datalink network might be ..

Avidyne Entegra Displays Get ADSB

As for compatible ADS-B receivers, Avidyne has purposely opened its … At press time, there are 16 months until the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate.
 
uAvionix and FLARM Collaborate to Create Electronic Conspicuity Solutions for Manned and …
uAvionix specializes in ADSB, Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) transponders, and GNSS position sources for manned and unmanned aircraft.
 
Aireon Clarifies GA Services
Aireon Alert has promised to provide free emergency response tracking for any ADSB-equipped aircraft, anywhere in the world — yet if a general …

Aireon Opens Registration For ADSB Tracking

Aireon Alert, which promises to provide free emergency response tracking for any ADSB-equipped aircraft, anywhere in the world, is now open to …
 
Airborne 08.24.18: uAvionix Refutes Garmin, Top Gun 2, MGL Avionics
uAvionix asserts that it has developed its own ADSB technology. “On June 19, 2018 Garmin International Inc. and Garmin USA Inc. sued uAvionix for …

Duncan: Half of Bizjet Fleet Still Needs ADSB

With just 16 months until the FAA’s ADS-B equipage deadline, MRO provider Duncan Aviation has analyzed the current rate of compliance and found …
 
Dynon Expands Its Certified Retrofit Avionics Suite
… at $28,531, which includes dual 10-inch HDX displays, the Dynon three-axis autopilot, ADSB Out, engine monitoring module and installation kits.
 
Garmin and uAvionix Prepare to Tangle in Court
Specifically, Garmin alleges the uAvionix echoUAT and skyBeacon’s … uAvionix ADSB unit can be installed in minutes with just a screwdriver, while … agency’s standards for a TSO designation were delivered to the FAA weeks ago.

Aireon ALERT(SM) Now Open for Pre-Registration

The Aireon ALERT service will provide the last known position of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB)-equipped aircraft that is in …
 
SoCal Jets introduces three-day program for ADSB Out upgrades
VAN NUYS, Calif. — Avionics and aircraft maintenance services provider SoCal Jets has implemented a plan that will provide customers with three-day …

BCA Business Aviation Product And Service Previews (September)

BCA Business Aviation Product And Service Previews (September) … Mooney International Corp. is expanding production and adding sales programs — such … The Dynon DRX is an ADSB traffic and weather receiver that supports …
 
Alpha Air educates pilots and plane owners on ADSB equipment
So were helping to educate owners and pilots of the ADSB requirement in nexgen technology,” says Joshua Crooker, general manager Alpha Air …

BVLOS Commercial Drone Flights Launch at Grand Sky

One-way access to Grand Forks Air Force Base’s radar feed is linked to locally installed ADSB Xtend and FAA NextGen systems through Harris …
 
Large UAS Flying Beyond Line of Sight at North Dakota’s Grand Sky
One-way access to Grand Forks Air Force Base’s radar feed is linked to locally installed ADSB Xtend and FAA NextGen systems through Harris Corp.

Beyond Visual Line of Sight flights launch at Grand Sky

20, 2018 – Grand Sky, the first and only fully operational commercial … is linked to locally installed ADSBXtend and FAA NextGen systems through …
 
SoCal Works Toward Quick-turn ADSB Installs
SoCal Works Toward Quick-turn ADSB Installs … installations in advance, to ensure the system is FAA-approved and ready with minimum downtime,” …

Jet Aviation Gains EASA STC Approval for ADSB Out Compliance on B747 in Basel

This enhances situational awareness for Air Traffic Control of aircraft with ADSB Out capabilities and is mandated by the FAA effective January 2020, …
 
MRO Providers Expand ADSB Out Solutions With New Approvals
AerSale’s ADSB-Out system, AerTrak, has just been issued an STC by the FAA for installation on Boeing 757-200 series aircraft. The system was …

FAA Approves AerTrak for Boeing 757-200 Series Aircraft to Comply with Automatic Dependent …

ADSB provides enhanced navigational accuracy using precise tracking via global positioning satellite (GPS) signals. Reducing risk and improving …
 
uAvionix sued for patent infringement
Garmin has filed suit against uAvionix—which makes Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) and other avionics, including an easily …

ATC staff at Trivandrum airport work extra hours to manage additional flights

To add to the tasks were some aircrafts equipped with ADSB (Automatic dependent surveillance broadcast ) through which an aircraft broadcasts its …
 
Radars nonfunctional during PM’s visit
The Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) handled the aircraft movements in the airport, including the VVIP aircraft of the Prime …

Duncan Aviation Releases ADSB Compliance Numbers

Duncan Aviation is pleased that many of its customers have upgraded to ADSB and will be flying after the FAA’s mandate deadline. During the final …
 

Garmin Sues uAvionix Over ADSB Patent (Updated)

Garmin Sues uAvionix Over ADSB Patent (Updated) … A Garmin spokesperson told AVweb on Monday, “Unfortunately, we cannot comment on …

The Magic Switch So Many Pilots Know So Little About

For six years I surveyed pilots to see what they knew about search and … The FAA website says ADSB will improve “last reported position,” which will …
 
Elbit Targets Fusion of Displays With Universal Acquisition
Now, with control over Universal’s integrated flight decks featuring flight management systems, ADSB and CPDLC, among other technology, there are …

CAPA: Space based ADSB systems have potential to be appropriated for applications by third …

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘ADSB implementation deadlines at risk: Space based ATM’, stated (14-Aug-2018) space based …
 
How This Police Operator Complied With 2020 US ADSB Mandate 2 Years Early
By 2020, all Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft flying in the U.S. must be equipped with DO-260B ADSBcompliant transponders and GPS receivers.

USNTPS completes ADSB modification in two T-6B Texan II aircraft

USNTPS completes ADSB modification in two T-6B Texan II aircraft … The system is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its …
 
Pilot Report: Bell 407GXi
This helicopter is equipped for ADS-B Out as well as ADS-B In ahead of the 2020 FAA ADS-B Out mandate deadline. A Garmin GTX 335R ES …

uAvionix offers tailBeacon for experimentals

At EAA AirVenture in July 2017 it announced skyBeacon, an easily installed ADSB Out transmitter that replaces an aircraft’s existing left wingtip …
 
Duncan Aviation Continues To Complete ADSB Upgrades
Duncan Aviation is quickly filling up slots for ADSB upgrades throughout the rest of this year and first half of 2019. With the U.S. ADSB Out deadline …
 
Duncan Aviation Upgrades More Than Two Dozen G150s & G200s for ADSB
LINCOLN, NEB — For the last several years, Duncan Aviation has been on a mission to get the word out about the FAA’s ‘s Automatic Dependent …

How an FAA mandate is helping business climb for Centennial’s Mayo Aviation

Federal Aviation Administration regulations require that aircraft using … the 2010 FAA rule would stick, or whether the price of the ADSB equipment …
 
GKN Aerospace awarded STC for 737 ADSB Out
… Generation aircraft ahead of the deadline for implementing the technology. The new Version 2 (DO260B), ADSB Out system will become mandatory in 2020 in Europe, … This will include the oceanic environment (Satellite ADSB).

ADSB On the Tail: tailBeacon Is Latest ADSB Out Solution

uAvionix says the $1999 tailBeacon is nearly a carbon copy of the wingtip-mounted skyBeacon ADSB Out system, which is priced at $1849.
 
Garmin Expands Cost-Effective Navigation Databases to Include South America
Garmin® Expands Cost-Effective Navigation Databases to Include South … The Garmin Navigation Database and OnePaks are compatible with the … an expansive suite of ADSB solutions and other products and services that are …

SAE ITC and ARINC Industry Activities Invites the Aviation Industry to Participate in the Flight …

SAE ITC and ARINC Industry Activities Invites the Aviation Industry to … China Navigation Technology(ADS-B) Roadmap/Deployment Status and the …
 
ADSB implementation deadlines at risk: Space based ATM
With ADSB Out equipage mandates lagging, can space based technology be the answer to aircraft tracking? Space based automatic dependent …

In-Depth Tour: Douglas A-26

This A-26 is a On Mark Engineering-modified aircraft that was used in Vietnam, and is equipped with modern avionics, including ADSB.
 
uAvionix Launches Zero Install tailBeacon EXP; TSO Certification Expected By End of September
TailBeacon is the second in a family of Zero Install ADSB OUT solutions from uAvionix. It combines ADSBOUT, WAAS GPS, Barometric Pressure …

Airbus launches AirSense, signs strategic partnership with Aireon

The agreement forms a strategic partnership between Airbus and Aireon, a provider of global, space-based ADSB data. This partnership will …
 
More outreach needed before interference events, FAA told
But operators recommend that the FAA provide pilots and controllers … of GPS navigation, position errors, loss of ADSB or impact to GPS-dependent …

Dassault Adds Capabilities to Sorocaba Service Center

In the past year, the Sorocaba center, known locally as Falcon do Brasil, has added tooling for Falcon 7X and2000 B-checks for Brazil-registered …
 
Rockwell Collins Eyes Upgrade Market with New Mandates
These included the 2020 ADSB Out requirements in the U.S., Europe, and Colombia, along with a publication pending of the 2020 ADSB mandate in …

uAvionix launches TailBeacon – “Zero Install” ADSB Solution For GA

uAvionix Corporation – a leading provider of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) solutions for manned and unmanned aircraft …
 
And this – Oregon F-15s Scramble To Seattle To Intercept Possibly Stolen Q400 Airliner (Updated) – this could have been SO much worse…
After vigorously scanning through various Mode-S and ADSB sources, the aircraft …. FAA reported stolen a/c from Sea-Tac airport and requested DoD …

Kongsberg Geospatial Concludes Final Trials of Drone Airspace Management System with …

The system integrates real-time data from a variety of sensors, including 3D aerial radar, ground-oriented radar, ADSB (Automatic Dependent …
 
Unmanned NASA Aircraft Flies in Public Airspace Without a Chase Plane
In the future, you may look out the window on your commercial flight and … the FAA’s 14 CFR 91.113(b) requirement to “see and avoid” other aircraft …
 
Spire doesn’t want to shed its hardware-building heritage, but does want to monetize it
… Utah — As satellite fleet operator Spire Global has grown its business and … then GPS Radio Occultation, and more recently ADSB aircraft tracking.

Aerospace Corp. proposes smallsat GPS transponder for improved space traffic management

Taking a page from the ADSB and AIS transponder regimes used in the aerospace and maritime domains, the Space Traffic Management (STM) …
 
7000 small satellites to be launched over the coming decade
… Information for data collection and narrowband communications for AIS, ADSB, Internet of Things, and Machine to Machine communication.

Appareo’s New Stratus 3 ADSB

The popular Stratus portable ADSB receiver—now the Stratus 3—has turned the page and finally has an architecture that works with more apps, has …
 
Avidyne Announces Premium ADSB Package
Avidyne is helping customers who are using the mandated transition to ADSB to also make upgrades their instrument panels. The company …
 
Gulf Coast Avionics Modernizes CJ2 Flight Deck
In addition to the dual GTN 750 units, the upgrade included the Garmin GMA 35c remote audio panel, GTX 345 ADSB Out/In transponder, GTX 335 …

Garmin announces new aviation webinars

Ranging from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost ADSB solutions, these free webinars offer pilots and customers ..
 
Europe Is Struggling with Its ADSB Mandate Too
The European Commission is warning that airlines in Europe will not be ready for the EU’s ADSBcompliance date of June 7, 2020, but reiterated ..
 
ADSB Workshop Identifies ‘Clear Way Forward’
1207/2011 regarding ADSB, its surveillance performance and interoperability, … Current Aviation WeekIntelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and …

Gulf Coast Avionics Completes Garmin Touchscreen Avionics Upgrade

Lakeland, FL (August 01, 2018) — Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics announced … Garmin GTX 345 ADSB Out/In Transponder.

FreeFlight’s sensor selected for USAF’s HH-60G helicopters

FreeFlight Systems’ 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor has been selected to provide ADSB position source information as a part of an upcoming ADSB …

EC Reiterates: ADSB Deadlines ‘Must Be Met’Aviation International NewsMeanwhile, the U.S. FAA has repeatedly stressed that the 2020 ADSB Out mandate is not changing. In fact, FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell …

ADS-B in the News 7/1 – 7/31/2018

FreeFlight SBAS/GNSS receiver chosen for USAF helicopter fleet

… benefits provided by the NextGen airspace transformation without the need for extensive and costly avionics upgrades. With the ADSB mandate now only 17 months away, aircraft operators need to prioritize ADSB installations.

AVIC selects Rockwell Collins to outfit line of MA700 turboprops

“Pro Line Fusion will give them a fully-loaded package of baseline equipment for operation in the modernized global airspace, including the ADSB …

FreeFlight sensor to provide ADSB position source for HH-60G helicopter fleet

FreeFlight Systems announced on July 30 that its 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor has been selected to provide ADSB position source information as part …

FAA Contracts Constant Aviation, Nextant

The FAA recently awarded Constant Aviation with contracts for strip and paint maintenance for four Challenger 601/604s and ADSB Out installation …

San Jose Police Unveils Newly Upgraded ‘Air3’ Helicopter

The new Air3 is larger compared to the current Air2 helicopter and is … The new ADSB (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) system can ..

Avidyne Receives STC Certification for IFD 550 in Some Citation 525s

In addition to getting an easy-to-use, hybrid-touch FMS and compliance with the ADSB mandate, this STC provides autopilot-coupled LPV approach …

DGAC Validation for ADSB Part 25 AML STC

This will provide our Mexican customers with the ability to install a flexible and affordable ADSB solution to meet the January 1, 2020 FAA mandate.

Aireon Deployment Continues with 7th SpaceX Launch

Aireon successfully completed launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) payloads, hosted by …

BendixKing Certifies AeroVue Flight Deck For King Airs

The system is equipped with mandate-compliant ADSB Out, weather radar, SXM satellite weather, TAWS-B terrain alerting, active traffic alerting, plus …

Aireon ADSB System Deployment Continues with Seventh Successful Launch

Aireon announced today the seventh successful launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) ..

SkyBeacon Nears TSO Certification

The SkyBeacon is designed to be a low-cost method of compliance with the FAA’s 2020 ADSB Out mandate. Other SkyBeacon features include the …

Aireon’s ADSB Payload Gains Space with Iridium NEXT’s Successful Satellites Launch by SpaceX

Aireon has announced the seventh successful launch and deployment of the firm’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast …

Avidyne Gets FAA Nod for IFD550/540 Upgrade on CJs

The upgrade, which provides a hybrid-touch FMS, also offers compliance with ADSB Out. Features include auto-coupled LPV approach capability; 3D ..

Making a Great Deal of AirSense are Airbus Defence and Space and Aireon

Making a Great Deal of AirSense are Airbus Defence and Space and … between Airbus and Aireon, provider of global, space-based ADSB data.

L3 Prepares Lynx Transponder Update

L3 Commercial Aviation announced a new software upgrade for the ADSB transponder and display system this week at EAA AirVenture. Dubbed …

Dynon Introduces DRX Portable ADSB Receiver

Dynon’s new DRX is a low-cost ADSB traffic and weather receiver. Small enough to fit in a pocket, the DRX will run all weekend on a single charge of …

Avidyne Targets CitationJets With IFD STC, Teams With L3 On ADSBPromotion

The retrofit is also a means for equipping the aircraft with ADSB Out, via Avidyne’s SkyTrax 322/344 (remote) ADSB transponders. The existing …

AirVenture 2018: ADSB’s Dark Side

Now throw ADSB into the mix and you have a new, technologically aided … in the technology than I have such doubts about NextGen architecture.

Textron Aviation to Debut New Full-scale Cessna Denali Mockup at EAAAirVenture 2018

“Since first introducing the aircraft at EAA AirVenture in 2015 — and … Systems (TAWS) and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) …

Three Fires

The nearby Las Cruces Fire still had plenty of crews working, and some … We don’t monitor their frequency, but do have “ADSB” receivers that show …

Seattle Avionics To Demo Slingshot Chart Update System

Seattle Avionics has also announced that it can support compatibility between the FlyQ EFB and the new Stratus 3 ADSB receiver. The company …

Gulf Coast Avionics Upgrades Piper Lance For Round-The-World Flight

… the charitable efforts of MedCamps. Upgrades include a Garmin G5 digital horizontal situation indicator, Garmin GTX 345 ADSB Out/In Transponder …

Appareo offers open source on fourth-generation Stratus receiver

Stratus 3 is the latest model in the line of industry-leading ADSB receivers first introduced in 2012. The company will exhibit Stratus 3 as part of its full …

NASA Flies Large UAS Without Chase Plane

… tracker, ADSB In and Out, and a conflict prediction and display system that … The system used Ku-band satcom to talk to ATC and to transmit data to the … Fabrice Kunzi, detect-and-avoid lead for General Dynamics Aerospace …

Stratus 3 ADSB Receiver Hits the Market

Pilots who swear by the Stratus ADSB receiver now have something new to drool over with the release of the new Stratus 3 just in time for AirVenture.

Airbus, Aireon Partner On Flight Analytics Platform

The manufacturer and space-based surveillance provider Aireon signed a “strategic … surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) data feed as part of the AirSense offering. … Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and …

Single-Pilot Overload: A Black-Hole Departure Into Lake Erie

The two-week search and recovery efforts for the airplane and its occupants …. ADSB position data helped investigators re-create the flight profile:.

Dynon Adds to Its Portable Avionics Line with Two Introductions

Dynon is excited to introduce the D3, the latest edition of its popular Pocket Panel EFIS, and the DRX, a portable, dual-band ADSB traffic and weather …

Europe Keeps ADSB Date, But Considers Exemptions

The European Commission (EC) has indicated it will consider granting exemptions to airlines challenged in complying with a June 2020 requirement …

NASA Flies Large UAS Without Chase Plane

… a Honeywell traffic alert and collision avoidance system, a detect-and-avoid fusion tracker, ADSB In and Out, and a conflict prediction and display …

GDC64 interfaces with FreeFlight Systems’ RANGR series

In conjunction with the GDC64 interface, FreeFlight Systems’ ADSB View App is a NextGen airspace app that provides access to ADSB graphical …

Garmin Adds New FIS-B Weather Products

Pilots will be able to access the applications when there is at least one ADSB ground station in view while flying, or on the ground. The new features …

ADSB Innovation from Applied Avionics Included in Latest Rockwell Collins AML-STC

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 17, 2018) – Rockwell Collins announced that their ADSB Out Part 25 approved model list supplemental type certificate …

Sentry Portable ADSB Receiver Brings Extra Features to ForeFlight App

ForeFlight just introduced a compact portable ADSB receiver that is a step up in features and price from its Scout product introduced last year.

FAA certifies ADSB Out to meet 2020 mandated deadline

The ADSB technology initially built by Applied Avionics and integrated by Rockwell Collins. FAA officials have mandated a 2020 deadline for ADSB …

GDC64 interfaces with FreeFlight Systems’ RANGR series

In conjunction with the GDC64 interface, FreeFlight Systems’ ADSB View App is a NextGen airspace app that provides access to ADSB graphical ..

2018-19 AEA Pilot’s Guide to be unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

2018-19 AEA Pilot’s Guide to be unveiled at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh … aircraft flying in controlled airspace to equip with ADSB Out avionics by Jan.

Applied Avionics Supports Latest Rockwell Collins’ ADSB Out Part 25 Certification

There is industry concern that many aircraft will not meet the FAA mandated deadline for ADSB Out requirements. “We know that integrators will face …

ForeFlight, uAvionix offer $500 receiver with carbon monoxide detector

Sentry is an upmarket, full-featured ADSB In box that sells for $500. … to ADSB devices in flight—and Weihs said that’s sure to change as the FAA’s …

SkyX unveils SkyTwo drone at Farnborough

Other features include: ADSB, end-to-end encryption, collision avoidance for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight, a potential cruise ceiling of …

ACSS SafeRoute for American Airlines

ACSS weighs into Farnborough 2018 with a contract to supply its SafeRoute hardware for enhancing the ADSB capabilities of hundreds of Airbus …

European ADSB Mandate Won’t Be Met

Many European operators say they won’t meet the European Aviation Safety Agency’s June 7, 2020 ADSBmandate and EASA seems to be getting …

FreeFlight Systems Added To Rockwell Collins Part 25 ADSB AML STC

Expands Transponder Integration Options For 1203C SBAS/GNSS Sensor NextGen avionics company FreeFlight Systems’ 1203C SBAS/GNSS …

Esterline completes ground, flight testing of GPS landing system

Esterline’s CMA-5024 is an FAA-approved DO-260B ADSB positioning source that can be paired with any DO-260-B transponder, helping operators …

Many Garmin receivers compatible with new FIS-B products

Garmin International announced July 12 that many of its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) receivers will be compatible with new …

Flight Tracking Industry Set To Evolve Rapidly

It also tapped FlightAware’s network of terrestrial ADSB ground stations in 175 countries and more recently, space-based global ADSB data feeds …

ForeFlight Introduces New ADSB Receiver

ForeFlight has announced that its new portable, dual-band ADSB In receiver is now available for purchase. The ForeFlight Sentry provides FIS-B …

Garmin ADSB In Receivers Ready for New Weather Info

Garmin has upgraded some of its transponders, datalink devices, and portable ADSB In receivers to be compatible with the FAA’s new Flight …

ForeFlight Offers ADSB, Adds CO Monitor, Glance Mode

ForeFlight has unveiled the Sentry, a portable ADSB receiver that shrinks the form factor while offering a full set of features that includes a carbon …

Used business jet market in ‘positive’ phase of cycle – Flight Ascend Consultancy

For light and midsize-category jets, the value rise was largely limited to … the US Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen mandates of ADSB Out, .

ADSB – EC acknowledges airline compliance issues

ADSB requires a significant investment for airlines and while the industry agrees that it will yield future benefits, some aircraft are too technically …

Rockwell Collins : announces new ADSB Out certification for a variety of Part 25 aircraft

(4-traders.com) Upgrade path easier for many aircraft types with new approved model list supplemental type certificates (AML-STCs) Both Part 23 and …

ADSB Out Mandate Spurs Increasing Interest In ADSB In

1, 2020, automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) “Out” mandate in the U.S. and June 7, 2020, deadline for most of Europe, interest …

AEA to Award Cash Prizes for an ADSB Out Installation to Five Aircraft Owners at EAA AirVenture …

LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, July 10, 2018 — To help incentivize owners of general aviation aircraft to meet the Federal Aviation Administration’s …

European Airlines Not on Track to Meet 2020 ADSB Mandate

One of the primary causes of the delay is a lack of harmonization between the different European states in terms of ADSB ground station deployment …

Nolinor Aviation gives new life to its Boeing 737-200 fleet

A well-monitored and correctly-maintained aircraft can fly forever. … specified that the transponders had been upgraded to meet the latest ADSB Out …

NASA Announces First Flight of Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft in CommercialAirspace Without Safety …

Regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that all aircraft operating in the U.S. airspace incorporate ADSB Out devices by …

AAI plans ultra-modern air traffic facilities for Goa airport

In addition to multiple RADAR data feed from Mumbai, AAI is in the process of installing a Next Generation Surveillance System, ADSB (Automated …

Aircraft Tracker Visualizes One of the Busiest Days Ever in Air Travel

Commercial flight data is more accessible to the public than many people realize. To build their real-time maps, Flightradar24 uses radar, ADSB (the …

Dual Format ADSB Transponder Soon to Launch in the US

The German technology company TQ announced it is bringing a dual-format ADSB transponder to EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this …

RTCA Examines GPS Interference Training Impacts

The FAA isn’t providing enough information to pilots about the potential … loss of ADSB and/or impact to GPS-dependent systems such as TAWS, …

Elliott Aviation Receives Ninth Annual Garmin Platinum Dealer Award

They have also sold over 100 GTX 3000 ADSB solutions for Hawkers, Beechjet 400As/Hawker 400XPs, Premiers, Citation Excels and other airframes …

NASA: Drones Can Fly Solo

Air-to-air radar, TCAS and ADSB technologies are the three main technologies that enabled Ikhana to accomplish this mission, NASA said. Ikhana …

 

Avionics Retrofits – Flying Magazine article

Why now is the perfect time to upgrade your airplane with the panel of your dreams.

By Stephen Pope June 29, 2018

It turns out that aircraft owners who upgrade their cockpits with the latest glass-panel avionics share some interesting similarities with shoppers for smartphones, flat-screen TVs, laptops or just about any other broadly adopted consumer electronics product.

When the first smartphones hit the market several years ago they were cumbersome to use, lacked capabilities and cost a small fortune. Early adopters had to have them, of course, but most people held onto their old phones, at least for a while. Over time, smartphone technology improved dramatically and prices dropped, the two ingredients necessary to attract a mass audience.

The market for retrofit avionics has followed a similar trajectory. The first retrofit EFIS products to reach the market a couple of decades ago couldn’t do much beyond replacing a blue-over-brown electromechanical attitude indicator with a color screen. Despite the astronomical prices for these rudimentary early products, some aircraft owners just had to have them. Most aircraft owners said thanks but no thanks.

Next came active-matrix LCD displays and early versions of synthetic vision, which represented an important technological leap but still were priced out of the reach of most buyers. Again, early adopters couldn’t reach for their checkbooks fast enough, while the majority of pilots watched the market with curiosity but without any overwhelming compulsion to upgrade their old but serviceable six-pack instrument clusters with the shiny new glass displays.

Fast-forward to 2018 and that’s all changing. Suddenly, prices for retrofit avionics have come way down and functionalities have exploded. After the FAA relaxed avionics certification rules a couple of years ago, products originally destined for the Experimental market, such as the Garmin G5 display and Dynon D10A EFIS, were made available to owners of Part 23 piston airplanes for enticingly low prices. Those who faced expensive repair bills to fix or replace older electromechanical instruments realized they could make the relics in their panels magically disappear forever by purchasing a new solid-state EFIS with built-in inertial sensors and backup battery for about the same price as a replacement mechanical ADI.

The FAA sweetened the pot last year by allowing approval of non-TSO’d autopilots in Part 23 airplanes. Suddenly, an owner of an aging piston airplane like a Cessna Skylane or Piper Archer could upgrade to state-of-the-art glass displays and autopilots from a half-dozen manufacturers for prices that make sound economic sense.

While this revolutionary change was occurring at the low end of the market, several avionics-makers began introducing highly capable retrofit avionics systems for high-performance piston airplanes, turboprops and light jets that could transform dinosaurs into technological beasts boasting the same capabilities, or in some cases better capabilities, than new airplanes rolling out of the factory.

Clearly, the market for retrofit avionics has matured beyond the early adopter stage. According to the Aircraft Electronics Association, retrofit avionics sales exploded last year, surging more than 20 percent over the previous year. So far this year the trend is continuing, with retrofit avionics sales rising another 12.6 percent versus last year. We’re well into the “early majority” stage that product marketers so covet, soon to be followed by the “late majority” of buyers and finally the “laggards” who will upgrade their crusty old Skyhawks only after everyone else on the field is already flying with upgraded avionics.

Of course, there will always be those pilots who prefer flying with round instruments to glass, and that’s OK — but let’s face it: They haven’t made it this far in the article to know we’re talking about them.

For the rest of us — the “majority” of pilots, who understand the value of the latest cockpit technology — we want to know what the newest products to hit the market can do for us and what they cost. On the next pages we’ll take a look at what’s new in the retrofit avionics market today.

Piston Airplane Avionics

When the FAA a couple of years ago relaxed approval standards for certain avionics in certified Part 23 airplanes, it opened a pathway for manufacturers to skip the lengthy and expensive TSO certification pathway and create new products for general aviation based on ASTM standards rather than the cumbersome DO-178 standards for software, in the process sometimes slashing millions of dollars from the development costs of a single product. By achieving parts manufacturing approval (PMA) and supplemental type certification (STC) for products more typical of Experimental-category avionics, manufacturers were able to bring prices down considerably for hundreds of types through the approved model list (AML) process. Even the avionics manufacturers themselves say they did not anticipate how quickly aircraft owners would adopt these products, but it turns out that the combination of lower prices and additional capabilities makes for a winning formula.

While a stand-alone display will add some nifty capabilities to an older airplane, to truly bring your cockpit into the modern age, a complete panel retrofit is the way to go. It’ll cost more, but nowhere near the astronomically high price of a cockpit overhaul just a decade ago as products have greatly improved and the prices have come down to earth.

Garmin G500 TXI and G600 TXI

Touchscreens are going mainstream, and why not? As long as an alternative means of entering information in turbulence is offered, touch interfaces clearly are superior, as we all learned the first time we picked up an iPad. Garmin’s new touch-series cockpits, the G500 TXi and G600 TXi, incorporate touchscreens and superfast computer processors that support lightning-quick map and chart rendering, fast panning and single-finger zoom and pinch-to-zoom capabilities.

Three TXi display sizes are available, offering flexibility for panel configurations. Our favorite is the large 10.6-inch display, which just looks right in the panel of an airplane like a Beech Bonanza. There are also two versions of 7-inch displays, in portrait and landscape orientations. The 10.6-inch display can operate as a PFD, MFD or optional integrated engine indication display. The 7-inch portrait display can be dedicated to any one of those functions, while the 7-inch landscape unit is available exclusively as an engine display. The G500 TXi system is intended for Part 23 Class I/II aircraft under 6,000 pounds, and the G600 TXi for Class III aircraft weighing up to 12,500 pounds.

When the TXi series is paired with a GTN 650/750 touch-screen navigator, Connext wireless connectivity offers additional capabilities. Flight Stream 510 is an option with the GTN 650/750, which enables Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to a GTN and the TXi system. Flight Stream 510 can also share information with compatible mobile devices running Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight Mobile, including two-way flight-plan transfer, traffic, weather, GPS information and backup attitude information.

Here’s the quick rundown of prices: The 10.6-inch G500 TXi display is $15,995, the 7-inch display is $11,995; the 10.6-inch G600 TXi display is $24,995, and the 7-inch display is $18,995.

BendixKing AeroVue Touch

BendixKing has been on a roll lately, introducing several new products that are turning heads and giving competitors reason to believe the storied brand is back in a big way.

The new AeroVue Touch cockpit introduced this spring is a single-box PFD retrofit option for certified general aviation aircraft that will be available for installation on 353 different aircraft types through an AML STC. AeroVue Touch features a 10.1-inch touchscreen and a “near-4K” high-resolution display offering the choice of a full-screen PFD or a split-screen shared with a moving map and other flight information. Large display buttons and infrared scanning allow easy use even by gloved hands, BendixKing says, and shallow menus provide access to all system functions with a maximum of four touches.

Additional features of the cockpit include Honeywell’s SmartView synthetic-vision system, 2D and 3D moving maps and taxi diagrams, and VFR sectional charts and IFR high- and low-altitude charts. Pilots can update databases via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth or through a dedicated USB-C port.

Future software updates are slated to include engine parameter indications, radios and autopilot control. AeroVue Touch is priced at $12,590. BendixKing expects to submit the STC documentation to the FAA this month.

Dynon Skyview HDX

Dynon Avionics made its mark in aviation with a highly capable portfolio of products for the Experimental market. Now, the company is beginning to seriously encroach on the market for certified avionics. It has received its first supplemental type certificate for the SkyView HDX avionics system aimed initially at older Cessna Skyhawks. Cessna owners can now replace the vast majority of their legacy instruments with a SkyView HDX system offering complete primary flight instrumentation and a whole lot more.

The SkyView HDX cockpit includes synthetic vision angle of attack indication and engine monitoring with CHTs, EGTs, fuel flow, fuel computer and lean assist. Dynon’s integrated two-axis autopilot also earns approval for IFR-approach capability when SkyView is integrated with a compatible GPS navigator. The approved installation includes a Mode S transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B Out capability and moving map with ADS-B traffic and weather overlay. The backup flight instrument is the Dynon D10A, which has a built-in backup battery.

A complete SkyView HDX system costs about $20,000, plus $2,000 to purchase the STC. The initial approved model list covers Cessna 172F, 172G, 172H, 172I, 172K, 172L, 172M, 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172R and 172S models, and you can expect a diverse line of aircraft types to follow.

Aspen E5

Aspen Avionics has followed the path forged by Dynon and Garmin by introducing its own non-TSO’d electronic flight instruments for owners of Part 23-certified airplanes. Aspen’s new Evolution E5 flight instrument, unveiled this spring, is essentially the same unit as the latest certified Aspen products but with features geared toward buyers looking to keep costs in check.

The Evolution E5 display consolidates traditional attitude indicator, directional gyro and course deviation indicator instruments into a single display that retails for just under $5,000. The E5 unit also includes global positioning system steering (GPSS) and air-data computer and attitude heading reference system (ADAHRS), as well as a backup battery. Aircraft owners can also upgrade to the Evolution E5 display and a compatible TruTrak Vizion autopilot for less than $10,000, Aspen says.

What we like best about the E5 6-inch active-matrix LCD is that it’s brighter and more vibrant than previous Evolution displays, while retaining Aspen’s ingenious form factor intended to keep installation costs down by slotting into the panel space of electro­mechanical attitude and heading indicators.

Turboprop Retrofits

When we talk about retrofits for turboprops, what we primarily mean is the market for King Air upgrades, since many thousands of these airplanes continue to serve admirably for their owners with hull values that can justify spending a fairly substantial chunk of change to transform the flight deck into a masterpiece. All it takes is one flight in a King Air with any of the latest retrofits from the major avionics manufacturers before you decide you never want to go back to round dials or older EFIS screens again. These cockpits are so good that you’ll totally forget you’re flying an airplane that left the factory decades ago. Here are three newer King Air avionics upgrade options worth considering.

BendixKing AeroVue

BendixKing’s AeroVue cockpit is the latest to receive FAA certification in the Beechcraft King Air 200, bringing “business jet technology and functionality” to the twin turboprop’s cockpit. We visited BendixKing’s test center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to put that claim to the test and came away impressed. The AeroVue cockpit for the King Air is a worthy competitor from a company that’s clearly focused on regaining a leadership position in the market.

The AeroVue integrated avionics package is similar in form and function to the Apex glass cockpit in the Pilatus PC-12 NG turboprop single, which pilots have been raving about since its introduction.

The AeroVue system incorporates three high-resolution 12-inch LCDs featuring Honeywell’s SmartView synthetic-vision system. AeroVue also includes a full flight management system and HUD-like symbology on the primary flight display. The flight deck includes an excellent cursor control device mounted on the center console next to an alphanumeric keypad.

The AeroVue system weighs 125 pounds less than currently installed equipment, allowing King Air B200 owners to carry more payload. All the avionics boxes are mounted in the nose rather than behind the panel for ease of maintenance. Price is competitive with the King Air G1000 retrofit cockpit from Garmin, with a fly-away price predicted at between $300,000 and $425,000, depending on what options the buyer picks.

Garmin G1000 NXi

Garmin’s G1000 NXi is a faster, modernized successor to the original G1000 cockpit now available in the King Air 200 and 300/350 models. Thanks to its improved computer processors, the system supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays, which now initialize within seconds after start-up.

Garmin’s Connext wireless connectivity can optionally transfer aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to the G1000 NXi, as well as support two-way flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic, weather, GPS information and backup attitude data with compatible mobile devices running Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight mobile.

G1000 NXi also supports geographical map overlays within the HSI of the PFD, as well as animated Nexrad graphics, FIS-B weather, weather radar, SafeTaxi airport diagrams, traffic and terrain information, and a whole lot more.

Price to upgrade G1000 to NXi in the King Air is about $53,000 plus installation, while a from-scratch install will cost an estimated $350,000 to $450,000.

Sandel Avilon

Sandel is attacking the King Air retrofit market with a retrofit cockpit called Avilon that is unusual for a few reasons, most notably its “guaranteed” installed price of $175,000, well below the price of cockpits from Garmin, Rockwell Collins and BendixKing.

The Avilon avionics system includes four large LCD flight displays, two smaller data-entry touchscreens, radios, flight management computers, dual AHRS, audio panel, ADS-B-compliant Mode S transponder, and flight director/autopilot (minus the autopilot servos, which are retained).

That’s a lot of features for not a lot of dough. The price is piquing the interest of King Air 200 owners who have been quoted prices of close to $100,000 just for the labor to install competing systems.

Sandel Avionics president and CEO Gerry Block explains that the installation cost is predicted to be so low because the entire Avilon instrument panel is shipped to dealers as essentially one piece.

“It takes only about five days to install our system, with 80 percent of the work being removal of the old equipment,” he says.

The system is currently flying in a company King Air 200 certification test bed, with certification expected by this fall. Sandel says it has partnered with three dealers in the United States (Stevens Aviation, Cutter Aviation and Landmark Aviation) and one in Canada (Rocky Mountain Aircraft), which have all agreed to honor the guaranteed $175,000 fly-away price.

“There are a lot of King Air cockpit retrofit choices, but very few people have been buying them because they are just too expensive to justify,” Block says. “We think this price and the capability our cockpit offers will get a lot of King Air operators off the fence.”

ADS-B in the News 6/1 – 6/30/2018

Satellites can be used to cut costs by showing shorter routes to airliners

Operators like Iridium and Inmarsat claim that flight charges could be reduced if … This system, known as ADSB, has been adopted by most airliners.

Avionics Retrofits

Aspen Avionics has followed the path forged by Dynon and Garmin by … ADSB-compliant Mode S transponder, and flight director/autopilot (minus the …

Duncan Aviation Announces New Satellite in Bedford, MA

… Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) could schedule the installation … The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, …

Appareo Expands Approved List for Stratus ADSB Transponders

Appareo’s list of approved supplemental type certificates for the company’s Stratus ADSB “out” transponders has expanded beyond the well-known …

Garmin Introduces Tandem Cockpit

The scalable system includes a large, high definition display, which can show terrain, ADSB and TCAS traffic, weather and more. The system on …

Garmin to exhibit key avionics solutions for defense, air transport and business aviation markets …

These NVG-compatible Garmin solutions display primary flight information in a consolidated, easy-to-read format, alongside terrain, ADSB and TCAS …

US Navy sets sights on ageing OH-58 upgrade

… suite of its ageing Bell OH-58 Kiowa light attack helicopters, with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADSB) compatible technology.

NextGen Program Needs an Integrated Approach, Stakeholders Say

From the FAA’s perspective, the next major goal for NextGen is the … Through the combined use of Data Comm, PBN and ADSB, the improved shared …

Fly-In June 30 at Boone County Airport

At 12:30 p.m. a representative from Rose Aircraft Services in Mena will present ADSB out options. ADSBout will be required after 1/01/2020 to fly in …

Everything You Need to Know about Mode C Transponders

Required for all aircraft in all airspace within 30 nm of an airport listed in appendix D, section 1 of Part 91 (Class B and military) from the surface …

A Look at Levil Aviation’s Broadcasting Outer Module

The pod contains a WAAS GPS sensor for aircraft position information, an AHRS for attitude and heading, an ADSB In traffic and weather receiver, …
Satellites could show airplanes faster long-haul routes in mid-air

The company is placing satellites in orbit that detect ADSB location signals from airplanes more efficiently than ground sensors. The resulting network …

Airlines Scramble to Meet Urgent ADSB Deadline, Avoiding Project Delays and Higher Costs

First announced by the FAA in 2010, ADSB technology is hailed as a centerpiece of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen, …

Israeli Air Force Fires Patriot Missile At Drone That Approached Israel’s border with Syria

As a side note and possibly unrelated, this is the ADSB “picture” of the Israeli airspace minutes after the Patriot was fired. There were two IAF B707s …

Rocket Lab to Attempt “It’s Business Time” Launch Tonight

For Rocket Lab’s two previous Electron launches, “It’s a Test” and “Still Testing … AirSafe using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB).

Delta Private Jets to open MRO facility at Sheltair Aviation

Both facilities provide installation and repair of Gogo Business Aviation’s in-flight Internet connectivity systems and Garmin ADSB deployment for …

Delta orders 20 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jet aircraft for short routes from domestic hubs

They will fly on small market routes to and from Delta’s domestic hubs. … Link 2000++; and automatic dependent surveillance-B (ADSB) Out+.

Police and Military Planes at the G7

The antenna collected data sent from the aircraft’s ADSB transponders, … registered to a Canadian securityor military agency flying close to the G7.

Gama Aviation Concerned That ADSB Deadline Is Being Ignored

1, 2020, deadline for equipping their aircraft with ADSB technology. Duncan Daines, the chief marketing officer for Gama’s Oxford Airport-based …

Decoded: Key aviation technologies

It cruises at peak altitude of around 35,000 feet, and assuming all …. With that mind, ADSB will likely replace Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) as the …

Delta Private Jets Announces Expansion With the Launch of a New Maintenance Facility at Sheltair …

In addition, both locations provide installation and repair of Gogo Business Aviation’s ® inflight Internet connectivity systems and Garmin ADSB …

Speech – A Shared Language

It’s a real honor for the United States to be hosting this year’s FAA-EASA … ADSB uses GPS satellites to give air traffic controllers a more accurate …

FAA chief urges increased cooperation with UK ahead of Brexit

FAA acting administrator Dan Elwell has called on the UK and world … requiring all aircraft flying in controlled airspace to be equipped with ADSB.

Rectrix MRO Completes Rockwell Collins Proline 21 Advanced Upgrade Installation

Westfield, MA (June 19, 2018)– Rectrix MRO, Inc., an FAA Part 145 Repair Station … The FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) …

Honeywell, FlightAware to enhance flight tracking capabilities

… real-time information — including aircraft speed, altitude, position and estimated time of arrival — at no additional … FlightAware´s worldwide network of terrestrial Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) receivers in …

GomSpace and Aerial & Maritime Ltd. Enter MOU Regarding Delivery andOperation of a Global …

A&M is a global data provider and the company’s satellites will be capable of monitoring civilian aircraft and vessels based on reception of ADSB and …

Predator B successfully trials new DAA system

The DAA system installed on Ikhana, enabled the UAS to meet the FAA’s 14 CFR 91.113(b) requirement to “see and avoid” other aircraft during flight.

NASA has experienced a huge Ikhana UAV in real conditions

It includes on-Board radar, warning systems, obstacle and collision avoidance and surveillance system ADSB that allows aircraft to determine its …

AINsight: Hot days! Hot Bizjet Market?

While customer optimism and aircraft utilization levels are trending … still planning to sell some of their non-ADSB Out-compliant aircraft as the Dec.

Trig’s TN72 now has EASA minor change approval

The Trig TN72 GPS Position Source is a highly affordable and certified ETSO-C199 device that allows a Trig transponder to become 1090 ADSB Out

Universities Order More Cadets from Robinson Helicopters

This will be UND’s second Cadet and SUU’s third. … 1060 TXi touchscreen flight display, GTN navigator and GTX 345 transponder with ADSB In/Out.

Trig’s TN72 now has EASA minor change approval

The Trig TN72 GPS Position Source is a highly affordable and certified … Not only will you be seen by all ADSB In traffic devices, you will also be … improving the safety of the aviation community and making the skies a safer place.

Q&A: Flying Colours talks inflight connectivity installs

A. The first conversation usually revolves around mandatory requirements, such as fitting ADSB equipment and NEXTGen avionics. The next question …

Germany’s TQ-Systems to Debut Products at AirVenture

The German-based company will be previewing their new KTX2 transponder with ADSB functionality along with their KRT2 radio transceiver, which …

ERA supported by the European Commission on prioritised approach to ADSB

ADSB requires a significant investment for our member airlines and while we agree that it is necessary, we are heartened by Henrik Hololei’s view …

ERA: ADSB installation in Europe should employ a ‘prioritised approach’

ADSB requires a significant investment for our member airlines and while we agree that it is necessary, we are heartened by Henrik Hololei’s view …

GA-ASI team demonstrated UAS Ikhana detect and avoid technology in national air space

GA-ASI team demonstrated UAS Ikhana detect and avoid technology in … The DAA system installed on Ikhana, a NASA-owned Predator B/MQ-9 …

Honeywell to partner with FlightAware to boost flight tracking abilities

Airport Technology is using cookies …. to FlightAware’s network of terrestrial Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) … FlightAware founder and CEO Daniel Baker said: “We pride ourselves on keeping pilots, … “Our proprietary, machine-learning and optimisation engine intelligently fuses …

Coptersafety Receives New AW139 Full Flight Simulator

The AgustaWestland Phase 7 software upgrade for the AW139 includes Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out transmissions, …

ADSB In Upgrades Will Enable Interval Management for American’s A321s

ADSB In upgrades coming to the American Airlines Airbus A321 fleet will enable the pursuit of FAA NextGen goals. Avionics recently caught up with …

Sagetech MX transponder for Resolute Eagle

The MX transponder line includes a civil variant, MXS, which supports Modes A, C and S and 1090 MHz ADSB In/Out – a cornerstone of the FAA’s …

A Day of Innovations July 24 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

The cutting-edge technology and products that will drive general aviation’s next … “EAA members thrive on the ‘what’s next’ – the new technology and … panel of GA founders and CEOs from the avionics industry will focus on ADSB, …

Honeywell And FlightAware To Enhance Flight Tracking Abilities For Users Of GoDirect Flight And …

… countries, and FlightAware’s worldwide network of terrestrial Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) receivers in over 180 countries.

Honeywell, FlightAware Partner for Flight Tracking

Honeywell and FlightAware formed a new partnership aimed at providing flight-tracking support to business jet owners and operations control centers.

Claire McCaskill’s Private Plane Used on Campaign’s RV Tour Through Missouri

Websites such as ADSB Exchange, however, use a different type of data transmission to make tracking information available to the public. Community …

In a first, NASA’s Predator drone flew solo in commercial airspace

The Ikhana is a General Atomics MQ-9 Predator B—the canonical military drone—that NASA acquired in 2006, and named for a Native American …

NASA Flies RPA Without Chase Airplane

… airborne radar developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., a Honeywell TCAS System, a detect-and-avoid Fusion Tracker and ADSB …

GA-ASI DAA System Aids FAA-Approved Flight of NASA Unmanned Aircraft

… NASA-owned Predator ® B/MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), enabled the UAS to meet the FAA’s14 CFR 91.113(b) requirement to “see and …

Ramping Up for Growth at MC2

The new “brand” will be front and center to their participation at this week’s CBAA … Our recent successes include ADSB, other Next-Gen systems and ..

AAI and Indian Navy collaborate to enhance Safety and Airport Capacity at Goa Airport

In addition to multiple RADAR Data feed from Mumbai, AAI is also in the process of installing a Next Generation Surveillance System, ADSB …

The Countdown to ADSB Compliance

Remember all the dire predictions about the FAA’s upcoming ADSB equipment mandate, the ones that warned aircraft owners of a projected logjam …

Aviation Link-ADSB Technologies Ground Station

Skip Nelson, President of ADSB Technologies, LLC, tells us about exciting new advancements in aviation safety being brought about by his company.

In a world first, Nolinor Aviation will invest $10 M over 5 years to modernize the navigation system …

In addition, the transponder system will be upgraded to meet ADSB OUT requirements. The replacement of all gyroscope components will streamline …

Pre-orders accepted on the skyBeacon

The skyBeacon is the first in the series of uAvionix’s revolutionary ADS-B … that meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAAADS-B 2020 … “The skyBeacon offers owners of light aircraft a cost effective, ADS-B …

PAE ISR Selects Sagetech MX Transponder for the Resolute Eagle

This line of transponders includes a civil variant, MXS, which supports Modes A, C, and S, and 1090 MHz ADSB In/Out – a cornerstone of the FAA’s …

Danger warning for drone operators over visibility of agriculture aviators

NAAA recommends that UAV operators equip drones with tracking technology, such as ADSB, so other aircraft similarly equipped know of their …

Satnews Daily

The skyBeacon is the first in the series of uAvionix’s ADS-B solutions for the certified aircraft market. … and LED position and anti-collision strobe lights that meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAAADS-B …

ADS-B in the News 5/1 – 5/31/2018

Nav Canada Proposes Continuing Fee Decrease

“In Fiscal Year 2019 the company will begin trialing space-based ADSB surveillance technology in its ATC operations for both domestic and North …

Swedish Coast Guard Aircraft to receive Field Aviation flight deck upgrade

Field Aviation is also providing a turnkey kit solution to add ADSB Out capability, including upgrades of the dual Universal Avionics FMSs to UNS-1Fw ..

Piaggio Reveals New Upgrade Options, 100th Logo

Piaggio also announced at EBACE 2018 a factory option for retrofitting ADSB Out—now standard on the Evo—to the Avanti II, integrated within the …

Production of Flying Cessna Denali Prototypes Underway

Textron Aviation is using new automation and robotic technologies in the … advanced Terrain Awareness Warning System and ADSB capabilities.

New APIs, Developer Interfaces: the Evolution of Drone Operations Systems

The concept of an “end to end” solution in commercial drone operations … Vehicle to Vehicle technologies and ADSB. The DroneUSS™ platform …

Universal Avionics All-in On ATN-B1 Datalink

It is essentially similar to Datacomm and FANS in practice, much like … Flightstar, a specialist in Learjet 40/45 avionics upgrades such as ADSB Out …

Rockwell Collins Earns STC for Premier Avionics Upgrade

The package, now available through all of the manufacturer’s authorized dealers, includes ADSB Out compliance; synthetic night vision; updated …

Are You Ready for August 1, 2018?

At publication, there are 20 months remaining until the FAA’s Jan. 1, 2020, ADSB Out equipage deadline. But there’s another crucial date associated …

Production of Flying Cessna Denali Prototypes Underway

Textron Aviation is using new automation and robotic technologies in the … advanced Terrain Awareness Warning System and ADSB capabilities.

PNGASL is modernising all their navigation systems

“We are decommissioning them and we are looking to the skies away from the … ADSB is surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its …

NAV CANADA proposes rate reduction to extend lower service charges

“In addition to enhancing safety, we expect that ADSB equipped aircraft will … NAV CANADA will use this trial period to work with its customers to help them obtain the maximum benefits from this enhanced surveillance technology.

As ADSB Mandates Loom, Equipage Slots Dwindle

With the EASA deadline for aircraft operators to equip with ADSB approaching, U.S. maintenance provider Duncan Aviation is suggesting that …

Flying Colours ADSB Gets Approval For Bombardier Challenger 300

Flying Colours now has EASA approval to install ADSB Out gear on … pervious nods for the upgrades from the U.S. FAA and Transport Canada.

Operators Continue FANS 1/A Upgrades for North Atlantic Routes

Part 1 of FANS 1/A requires aircraft flying between flight level 350 and FL390 … 60% of the aircraft are FANS compliant, according to MRO Duncan Aviation. … “With the Iridium NEXT constellation, the ADSB receivers onboard each …

Duncan Encourages ADSB Upgrades

The FAA deadline is not until the end of next year, but slots are filling fast and Nebraska’s Duncan Aviation, for one, is urging European operators to …

Rocket lab in pursuit to track down the MH370

The aviation tracking ADSB satellites will be able to track the aircraft when they make a transit through areas

Seeing Double: Bombardier Adds Pair of New Globals

The newest models, to join the Global 5000 and 6000 models on the … as advanced weather radar detection with predictive windshear, ADSB In with …

Garmin previews new flight deck

Garmin International Inc. has announced its new IFR-capable integrated flight … Furthermore, it is equipped for ADSB In/Out, offers visual approach …

Equipment designed for safer skies

And it’s a key component of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next … other aircraft that are already participating in ADSB can see it as well.”.

EASA Approves G5000 for Beechjet/Hawker 400

Scandanavia’s Sun-Air has selected Garmin’s G5000 flight deck upgrade for … Technic, the company’s maintenance division, which is a Garmin dealer. … and ground-clutter suppression; ADSB Out; and TAWS-B alerting (TAWS-A is …

Garmin® introduces the G3000H integrated flight deck to the Part 27 VFR/IFR turbine helicopter …

BUSINESS WIRE)–May 23, 2018–Garmin International Inc., a unit of … It’s also equipped for ADSB In/Out, offers visual approach guidance and an …

Big Changes Are Coming to Your 604

AviationWeek.com … Rockwell Collins is bringing big changes to the Challenger 604 flight deck through a close … A fully loaded package of baseline equipment for operation in modernizing global airspace – ADSBmandate compliance, … Optional FANS and Link 2000+ EASA mandate compliance

Garmin Unveils G3000H for Part 27 Helicopters

… HTAWS alerts, WireAware wire strike avoidance technology, HSI mapping, visual approach capability, terrain profile view, available ADSB In/Out …

NASA’s GRACE-FO, Five Iridium Satellites Share A Ride to Space

NASA’s GRACE-FO twin Earth science satellites and Iridium’s five … Aireon receivers on Iridium-NEXT satellites can receive data from ADSB …

Improving Mongolian airspace

In the meantime, however, the use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADSB) to reduce separation between aircraft in non-radar …

Garmin Announces EASA Approval of the G5000 in the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP

Garmin Announces EASA Approval of the G5000 in the Beechjet … Aircraft receive a fully integrated EASA and FAA rule-compliant ADSB Out solution …

Iridium now has 55 NEXT satellites in orbit after sixth launch

And while Iridium is already relied upon by first responders, governments, … have mandated its equipage, including the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and … The Aireon system has placed network grade ADSBreceivers on each …

Garmin Announces EASA Approval of the G5000 in the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP

Aircraft receive a fully integrated EASA and FAA rule-compliant ADSB Out solution. • Connext services, including access to worldwide weather, voice …

Bombardier Boosts its Worldwide Support Network

Aviation authorities such as FAA and EASA require all business aircraft to be equipped with ADSB Out V2 by January 1, 2020, or face being …

Rocket Lab to launch satellite that ‘could have tracked MH370’

The ADSB aviation-tracking satellites from American company Spire Global will be able to track aircraft as they transit through areas traditional radar …

Aieron inches closer to 100% space-based surveillance with sixth satellite launch

With each successful launch, Aireon makes progress toward providing 100% global space-based ADSBaircraft tracking and surveillance. The launch …

Aireon(SM) System Deployment Continues with Sixth Successful Launch

The Aireon system has placed network grade ADSB receivers on each Iridium NEXT satellite which receives broadcasted aircraft data and transmits it …

C&L Aviation teams with Elliot Aviation

C&L Aviation Group recently installed the first Garmin ADSB Out solution for a Honeywell Primus II-equipped Hawker 800XP, which was done in …

Flying Colours receives European approval for installation of ADB-S Out tracking equipment

In 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said ADSB Out equipment (one of two models) would be mandatory for all aircraft by Jan. 1, 2020.

Flying Colours Receives Approval from EASA for ADSB OUT Installation on Bombardier …

With the mandatory equipping of ADSB OUT for aircraft flying in controlled … and complements the existing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) …

ERA extends African presence in Nigeria

ERA will supply its mature composite (Multilateration and ADSB) system NEO along with the ATM system ERIS. The project is planned to be …

C&L Aviation Group Completes Hawker 800XP ADS-B Garmin ADS-BInstallation

BANGOR, Maine – C&L Aviation Group recently installed the first Garmin ADS-B Out solution for a Honeywell Primus II-equipped Hawker 800XP.

Duncan Moves Satellite Avionics Shop In Atlanta

Current Business & Commercial Aviation magazine subscribers: online access is now included at no added charge to you. To read this full article, use …

US GAO initiates audit of NextGen equipage rates

The US FAA has mandated that aircraft operating in most controlled domestic airspace be equipped with ADSB Out technology by the start of 2020.

This company is building technology to track flights from space

Five of those satellites are launching on May 22, and the constellation is … with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) technology.

NATS acquires stake in air traffic surveillance provider Aireon

… the location of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) equipped … The new technology is expected to provide the capacity and safety benefits … An analysis that was jointly undertaken by NATS and NAV CANADA, …

DOT Watchdog To Review ADSB, NextGen Equipage

Citing concerns that only a “small fraction” of U.S. aircraft operators are prepared for the FAA’s Jan. 1, 2020 ADSB Out mandate, the U.S. DOT Office of …

Bell to finish Marine Corps deliveries of UH-1Y Venom by end of 2018

And, the programme is adding upgraded navigation systems such as ADSB, EGI and M-Code GPS. Bell is also looking into but hasn’t started adding …

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American Airlines To Equip A321s with ACSS’s ADSB In

SafeRoute uses ADSB technology to increase safety and efficiencies for flight operations, including Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) for …

United, Alaska To Test ADSB ‘In’ Application

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey—United Airlines and Alaska Airlines will test … (ADSB) In flight deck displays to guide pilots, an FAA official said.

NATS Paves Way for Space-based ADSB with Aireon Stake

Faster Flights Are Coming With New Satellite Tracking Technology

Most international flights already transmit their position with technology known as ADSB, a technologywhich has the capability to be tracked from the …

Major Consumer Tech Group Lauds FAA Drone Integration Program

The Consumer Technology Association is bullish on the FAA’s recent announcement concerning the UAS Integration Pilot Program partnerships.

FAA’s 10-city drone pilot project to help it frame better laws

With the use of range of technologies like detect and avoid, ADSB, satellite communications and geo-fencing the test will focus on beyond visual line …

Digital-keen customers put airport cyber security at risk

Aircraft now regularly broadcast their movements on the ADSB system, and anyone with “an inexpensive receiver” could track their exact position.

GA Piston Sales: Barely Above A Flat Line

Literally millions of drones will overwhelm the poorly-conceived-and-implemented ADSB paradigm; no matter – autonomous aircraft of all stripes will …

Garmin Adds Features To Garmin Pilot

… gestures on its traffic page to view traffic when paired with an ADSB In receiver. … Current Aviation WeekIntelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

Incident: Vueling A320 at Hamburg on May 11th 2018, ATC prevents landing on wrong airport

ATC intervened, instructed the crew to turn left and not to descend. … According to ADSB data transmitted by the aircraft the aircraft joined the final …

ACSS to Equip Entire American Airlines Airbus A321 Aircraft Fleet With SafeRoute® ADSB In …

SafeRoute uses ADSB technology to increase safety and efficiencies for flight operations, including Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) for …

PAC delivers 3 upgraded EC135s to AirCare program

The aircraft interior components were refurbished to include crew and … Garmin GDL69 XM weather system and GTX330ES ADSB certification; ..

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program Selectees Announced

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS AND BENEFITS: The proposal includes scalable solutions that take into account a broad range of current and future technologies that include ground-based detect and avoid radar systems that would integrate ADSB, infrared imaging and satellite technology. The proposal …

Garmin Pilot iOS incorporates new weather features, airspace alerting

Just in time for the Spring flying season, Garmin Pilot 9.3 incorporates … on the traffic page when GarminPilot is paired with an ADSB In receiver.

DOT announces 10 drone projects that will be part of UAS trials

While drone use for package delivery, including groceries and medicine is … that would integrate ADSB, infrared imaging and satellite technology.

US government announces 10 drone pilot schemes – omits Amazon, DJI

Alphabet, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Apple are involved as technology … Collision avoidance, ADSB, differential GPS, satellite services, infrared …

Bird Detection Radar Becomes Powerful Tool for UAS Operators

By incorporating multiple sensors, including radar, TAS and ADSB receivers into the HARRIER system, a cost-effective solution is provided for BVLOS …

Garmin Works Weather Information Into Pilot App for Apple

Pilots can now utilize pinch-to-zoom gestures on the traffic page to view traffic targets when Garmin Pilot is paired with an ADSB In receiver. They can …

US Department of Transportation announces the 10 successful UAS Integration Pilot Program …

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS AND BENEFITS: Operations will use a range of technologies, such as detect and avoid, ADSB, satellite communications and … 

Harris Corp. Is A One-Stop Shop For The FAA’s NextGen

One way to grasp NextGen is to visit Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Florida. The company leads five of seven NextGen core programs: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB), Data Communications (DataComm), Common Support Services-Weather (CSS-Wx), National Airspace System .

Garmin Updates Pilot App for Apple iOS Devices

The updated Version 9.3 Garmin Pilot app for Apple iOS is now available and adds … When paired with an ADSB In receiver, Garmin Pilot now allows …

An Alpha Male Flirts with Bravo Airspace on a Sightseeing Excursion

I departed Montgomery Airport (KMYF) in San Diego and put down at nearby Gillespie Field (KSEE) for a delicious cheese omelet. When I … But it was a clear, calm day, with no aircraft in sight or showing up on my new ADSB transponder, so I thought I would see the sights just east of the major airport.

ACI Jet Completes First Challenger 604 Rockwell Collins FANS 1/A Install

Dave Jensen, ACI Jet’s Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance, stated, “As the ADSB Out and FANS 1/A requirements become the standard in 2020, …

Drones gear up to fly beyond visible line of sight

It carries a data feed showing the location of all aircraft outfitted with the FAA NextGen’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) …

Gulf Coast Avionics Completes Its First Garmin G600TXi Upgrade in a King Air C90

Garmin GTX 335 ADSB Out Transponder. • Garmin Flight Stream 510 Connext Interface. • Garmin GSR 56 Global Iridium Satellite Datalink. “Another benefit to the Garmin upgrade is the greatly increased reliability of the avionics as well as the reduction in the aircraft’s gross weight,” Schloss said.

Drone Makers Work With FAA on Miles-Long Beyond Line of Sight Flights

Drone maker PrecisionHawk and partners Mitre Corp.and the FAA have put together a report … An aircraft avoidance system called Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADSB) allows an aircraft to know the location of …

Get ADSB 2020 Compliant

Get ADSB compliant. The FAA isn’t budging, all aircraft need to be equipped with an ADSB Out transponder by January 1, 2020. If you don’t upgrade, you won’t be able to fly in Class C airspace, within 12 nautical miles of Class B airspace or above 10,000 feet MSL. Don’t wait till the last minute and pay …

FlightSafety to offer comprehensive unmanned systems training

FlightSafety International will also offer a series of elective courses that include Line of Sight and Beyond Visible Line of Sight (BVLOS) Flight Training; Commercial sUAS Operations Management; ADSB In and Out; Implementing a Risk Analysis Program in sUAS; UAS Inspection and Repairman Course ..

Acoustic detection and avoidance

Microphones and a sophisticated acoustic aircraft detection system may prove the … (SARA) Inc., a California-based firm that develops military technology. … with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out capability, …

INVOLI, the Missing Link in the Implementation of an Effective UTM

“Our system is called involi.live and what we do is that we collect real time LAATD (Low Altitude Air Traffic Data) from ADSB (Automatic Dependent Surveillance & Broadcast) and aircraft transponders, process it and transmit it to the UTM system so anyone flying and connected to the system can have …

PrecisionHawk Reveals BVLOS Detection Solution

PrecisionHawk uses its own low-altitude traffic and airspace safety (LATAS) platform to identify cooperative aircraft that are equipped with ADSB that could potentially conflict with a UAS. “But identifying non-cooperative aircraft is the bigger challenge. Today’s radars are too heavy. They draw too much …

MROs Eye Further ADSB Modifications Work

As U.S. carriers look to meet the FAA’s fast-approaching Jan. 1, 2020 deadline to become equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB), MROs are exploring ways to capture some of the installation work. Given the likelihood of a rigid equipage deadline a surge in installations for …

Sagetech Transponder Enables ADSB for NASA DAA

Sagetech Corporation once again paves the way for transponder and ADSB (Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast) equipage on small to medium … NASA’s commitment to push the boundaries of what’s possible on UAVs, even small ones, and lays the groundwork for future FAA rule-making.

Sagetech Transponder Enables ADSB for NASA Detect-and-Avoid

Sagetech, once again paves the way for transponder and ADSB (Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast) equipage on small to medium UAVs (Unmanned Air Vehicles) by providing its MXS transponder to NASA for DAA (Detect-and-Avoid) research.

An Alpine giant: Heli-Austria

Knaus explained that with an STC to move the 412’s autopilot system into the nose, and new ADSBcompliant Garmin avionics, “our 412s are the lightest 412s in the world, and more user-friendly for the pilot.” But even this particularly useful tool in the Heli-Austria toolbox has its limitations. “The 412 is a …

Explosions and Crashes: Military Aircraft Are a Threat to US Civilians

“Since 2008, the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have identified a variety of risks related to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out technology that could adversely affect DOD security and missions,” reads …
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