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 …

ADS-B in the News 4/1 – 4/30/2018

The SIERRA-B technology demonstration signifies 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. Small UAVs are difficult to see, which makes visual detection unreliable. Primary radars struggle to detect …

Ask the Captain: Takeoff thrust deration, more aviation vocabulary

Q: I understand that a system called ADSB OUT is to be mandated for all jet aircraft (and more) in the year 2020. Can you explain how this system will aid in having those aircraft follow uniform patterns? I am interested in approaching the FAA with a request at small, noise sensitive airports requesting a …

Funding Key to Future of NextGen

With reduced research and development funding at the FAA, noted JetBlue’s Martin, “How do we figure out how to get protected funds for the FAA?” … Upgrading the U.S. fleet for the 2020 ADSB Out mandate continues, and Baker said about 50,000 of the 180,000 aircraft in the U.S. are now equipped, … WHY ‘NEXTGEN’ MATTERS

A New Phase of UTM Testing is Underway – Here’s Why This One is Different

It’s not just about sense-and-avoid technology like we’ve seen in automated drone systems before. … around the world; right now ANRA is one of the leading USS that integrates the sense and avoid capabilities like DSRC radio, ADSB and radar information in addition to cooperative deconfliction.

The Untimely Demise Of DUATs

I don’t think the online briefing site, www.1800wxbrief.com, will either. But, then, again, I don’t expect avgas to drop to sixty cents per gallon or the FAA to admit that ADSB was really a cruel April Fool’s hoax. Like the bumper sticker says, “Change Happens,” and you either embrace it or whine about how …

Funding Key to Future of NextGen

Lack of funding remains a key issue, said the FAA’s Edwards. “We’re still trying to deliver NextGen benefits, but that will depend on the cooperation of the aviation industry.” Upgrading the U.S. fleet for the 2020 ADSBOut mandate continues, and Baker said about 50,000 of the 180,000 aircraft in the U.S. …

All five Iridium NEXT satellites poised for launch at SpaceX’s facility

… and organisations worldwide rely upon to drive business, enable connectivity, empower disaster relief efforts and more. Iridium NEXT will enable and introduce new services like the company’s next-generation communications platform, Iridium CertusSM, and the AireonSM space-based ADSB aircraft …

US plans upgrade for Royal Thai Navy Do 228 maritime surveillance aircraft

… (X-band) and datalink; avionics systems including navigation, automatic direction finding, instrument landing system, flight management system, traffic alert and collision avoidance system, and ADSBtransponder; a mission operator station and operating software; AIS; electronic support measures; …

61 Civil Aviation Experts At Nadi To Discuss Industry Issues

“Systems and technology when not regularly upgraded become obsolete. “After overcoming many challenges we signed a contract with our ATM system supplier ADACEL to upgrade our Oceanic ATM system and to implement surveillance control (ADSB) in our airspace. By mid- 2019 we will start to …

Tamarack Aerospace Group Announces Active Winglet Installation Network

At the same time that they are performing an ADSB or a flight deck upgrade, these facilities can be working on the ATLAS installation, which minimizes overall installation downtime. Our new installation partners are also conveniently located throughout the US, so the flight time to an Active Winglet …

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… and organizations worldwide rely upon to drive business, enable connectivity, empower disaster relief efforts and more. Iridium NEXT will enable and introduce new services like the Company’s next-generation communications platform, Iridium CertusSM, and the AireonSM space-based ADSB aircraft …

All Satellites for Sixth Iridium NEXT Launch are in Pre-Launch Processing at Vandenberg Air Force …

… drive business, enable connectivity, empower disaster relief efforts and more. Iridium NEXT will enable and introduce new services like the Company’s next-generation communications platform, Iridium CertusSM, and the AireonSM space-based ADSB aircraft surveillance and flight tracking network.

GeoWrap: Sentinel 3B satellite launch with RUAG Space electronics; SoftBank taps DroneDeploy …

With DroneDeploy as an industry innovator in drone operations technology, and with SoftBank C&S’s successful… … they have integrated the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness application combined with uAvionix ADSB receivers into the CCUVS Range Operations infrastructure.

Southeast Aerospace Celebrates 25th Anniversary

About Southeast Aerospace. Southeast Aerospace is a leading Parts Distributor, complete Aircraft Modifications center, and Component Repair facility. For over 25 years we’ve serviced heavy Turbo Props, light to heavy Jets, and Rotorcraft platforms. We’ve developed several ADSB STC’s, and provide ..

Angola Improves Strategic Airspace Management

The Canadian firm will also install nine stations of the ADS B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast) systems of the Ground Based and Space Based models, as well as providing consulting services, training of 20 maintenance technicians and an equal number of air traffic controllers. In the field …

Foremost UAS Test Range acquires Integrated Drone Airspace Management…

The integration of the Kongsberg IRIS Airspace Awareness application and uAvionix ADSB system will provide situational awareness safety for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) flight operations at… (PRWeb April 24, 2018) Read the full story at …

US Air Force Wants Pro Line 21 to Push T-1A Trainer to 2030s

Rockwell Collins’ Chuck Wade said that the Air Force needed to upgrade with the FAA’s ADSB Out mandate for 2020 looming and wanted to use it as an opportunity to upgrade and extend the trainer’s lifespan. “They had to have current technologies in that airplane in order to support that extension of …

Foremost UAS Test Range acquires Integrated Drone Airspace Management System from …

“Safe BVLOS unmanned flight operations require the very best in equipment and technology,” said Doug Hanna, Foremost UAS Range Manager. “The Kongsberg Geospatial display application combined with the real-time ADSB and Remote ID monitoring capability from uAvionix provides an extremely ..

A&M planning traffic management satellite network

Aerial & Maritime says it intends to build a global satellite network capable of providing air traffic management and ship tracking services by 2021. … As previously announced A&M will be launching eight nanosatellites in Q1 2019, offering near real-time ADSB and AIS data for aircraft and ship tracking …

App to enable operations at Mumbai airport more ‘efficient’

It added: “Aircraft and ground vehicle position and movement information such as the time of entry, exit, and average speed of motion, will be collected using the system’s independent Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADSB) and Multilateration (MLAT) sensors.” The Mumbai airport has ..

In Support of NASA UTM, Partners Demo Remote ID Solution at UAS Test Site

The DroneAware system operates on non-ADSB frequencies and lets the operator voluntarily provide operations information such as the UAS unique identifier, UAS location via GPS coordinates, UAS launch location, mission type and operator phone number. Personnel within receiving range of the …

What to Expect at AMC/AEEC 2018

“I am very pleased to say that all ARINC Standards have been prepared and published for the airlines, OEMs, and their suppliers to meet the ADSB mandates around the world and including Equip 2020 in the USA. This includes ARINC 718A Mode S Transponder Standards, ARINC 735B Traffic ..

Flightdeck Envy

… made us more than a bit envious: “Finally picked up my Arrow this weekend after a panel and avionics upgrade along with ADSB In/Out install. Dual G5’s, Avidyne IFD550, Avidyne remote transponder, Garmin GNC255A #2 Nav/Com, Avidyne Skytrax ADSB, leather-wrapped yokes, Mid-Continent .

uAvionix Successfully Completes DroneAware™ UAS Remote Identification Testing

DroneAware is a subscription-free, RF broadcast, “ADSB like” solution modified for the special needs of security, law enforcement, and media personnel who wish to cooperatively identify drone operations. The DroneAware system operates on non-ADSB frequencies and lets the operator voluntarily …

US Air Force Allocates $250 Million For ADSB Out

The U.S. Air Force has allocated $250 million in its fiscal 2019 budget to equip 20 aircraft types for ADSBOut position reporting. Among types to receive the upgrade are F-16C/D Block 25/30/32 fighters, the A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air-support fighter, T-6 Texan II turboprop trainers, C-21 (Learjet 35A) …

Foreflight Launches Dedicated European Mobile App

The app connects to select Garmin avionics via a Flight Stream 110 or 210 Bluetooth wireless gateway, enabling two-way flight plan transfer and, where available, the display of ADSB weather, traffic, backup attitude, and GPS position on an iPad or iPhone running ForeFlight Mobile. ForeFlight connects …

Selected Hot Topics for the Business Aviation Community in 2018

A subset of this technology is “ADSB Out,” which allows aircraft to broadcast their precise positions and other information to the FAA while in flight. In May 2010 the FAA promulgated rules 14 CFR §§ 91.225 and 91.227, which mandate that aircraft operators must install ADSB Out no later than Jan.

DeTect HARRIER™ Ground Based Sense-and-Avoid Radar Installed at the Rozas Aerodrome in …

DeTect’s HARRIER GBSAA incorporates the latest in solid-state, Doppler radar technology and real-time web-based situational awareness displays to accommodate a diversity of user applications. “By incorporating multiple sensors, including radar, TAS and ADSB receivers into the HARRIER system, …

uAvionix Successfully Completes DroneAware™ UAS Remote Identification testing with Northern …

The prototype DroneAware™ system weighing 10 grams consisted of a combined transmitter unit and FYXNAV GPS module. DroneAware™ is an entirely new remote identification platform being developed by uAvionix. DroneAware is a subscription-free, RF broadcast, “ADSB like” solution modified for …

Watch: Can ADSB Enhance Police Helicopter Flights?

Aaron Smith is a chief pilot for the Prince George’s County Police department’s aviation division. Smith explains in a new FAA video how he uses ADSB to enhance his missions while flying in uniquely complex airspace for terrain avoidance, obstacle avoidance and traffic surveillance.

Monterrey, Mexico Based Company Installs ADSB Out Upgrades

The Challenger and Learjet ADSB Out installations used CMD Flight Solution’s AML STC certification, which is approved for use in Mexico. “CMD Flight Solutions became the preferred partner for this project because of their cost-effective solution to satisfy the upcoming FAA mandated requirements,” …

Home plate hover

He fitted the DJI quadcopter with a uAvionix ping2020i, a small Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) transceiver that broadcasts the drone’s position and includes a barometric altimeter for enhanced accuracy. Fries also fitted the drone with high-intensity strobe lights—two white and …

New Free Weather Products Coming Soon to ADSB Feed

Many thousands of general aviation pilots are benefitting from the free in-cockpit weather information broadcast over the FIS-B link accessible by 978-MHz universal access transceivers – what most of us call ADSB In. Now, a host of new weather products are coming to the service to provide pilots with …

UAV Sense and Avoid Systems market forecast to 2022 explored in latest research

Based on their technology, these systems are categorized as cooperative technology and non-cooperative technology. The cooperative technology include Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (T-CAS) and Automatic Dependence Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) transponder.

Tecnam, International Aero Academy buy 6 planes

GTN-650 GPS/Comm/Nav and a GTX45R that provides ADSB in and out, traffic and weather. To enhance primary training, the Garmin displays can be quickly reconfigured to display the classic six-pack instrument view. Building on the base of European FTO´s utilizing the P2008, IAA will be the first FAA …

Flying Colours Flourishing in Asian Region

“ABACE gives us the opportunity to promote our Singapore team and all its capabilities. We will also provide details about our updated connectivity offering, and the need to install ADSB Out if aircraft are flying regularly into the North American region. Our Chinese-speaking designer will be at the show …

BendixKing Brings To Market New Integrated Flight Deck For Experimentals

The MFD has a moving map, VFR and IFR charting and can display ADSB weather and traffic data. The system has a … But, BendixKing told AVweb that a certified version—with an AML-STC (approved model list via supplemental type certificate)—will be available at the end of June 2018. It will cover …

Becker Avionics Receives Certification Of BXT6500 Family

Becker Avionics has received certification of its BXT6500 family of ADSB compliant Mode S Transponder designed for single antenna applications. … You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access “Becker Avionics Receives …

RAF deploys Sentinel to Cyprus

Open-source tracking picked up the ADSB transponder of the RAF aircraft, serial number JZ690, as it took off from its base at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire on the morning of 12 April. Later that day the same aircraft was detected over the central Mediterranean near the Greek island of Crete heading …

Update: Dynon’s Full Panel Installs for 172s On Track

The HDX suite comes with Dynon’s integrated two-axis autopilot, with approach coupling when the SkyView is integrated with an approved third-party GPS navigator. The STC-approved installation also includes a Mode S transponder with 2020-compliant ADSB Out, plus ADSB In. Hamilton says price …

Levil’s ‘BOM’ Avionics Pod Goes on Sale

Unusual-looking sensor suite includes built-in WAAS GPS, AHRS, ADSB In and AOA in a streamlined unit that can be fitted to most any light GA aircraft. … on the underside of a wing, where it wirelessly transmits a wide variety of flight information to the cockpit for use by tablet apps and other devices.

Severity and Effect of ADSB Message Drop Out in Detect and Avoid of Unmanned Aircraft System[v1]

This work analyzes the severity and risk associated with Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADSB) message drop out in Detect and Avoid (DAA) for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Performance assessment of UAT ADSB message implies that ADSB may fail to update within specified …

BendixKing Introduces xVue Touch Display for Experimental Market

BendixKing’s new xVue Touch display for the Experimental market incorporates a 10.1-inch display, ADAHRS, magnetometer, OAT sensor and … with Honeywell’s SmartView synthetic-vision system, a vertical situation display that shows flight path over terrain, and the ability to display ADSB weather.

uAvionix Wing-, Tailtip ADSB Installs Garner Interest

The uAvionix integrated SkyBeacon and TailBeacon ADSB plus strobe and/or nav light combo units are on track to receive TSO certification in the second quarter and fourth quarter, respectively, Shane Woodson, director of sales for uAvionix, said today at Sun ‘n’ Fun. The deceptively simple looking …

Raytheon’s New Radar Could Help Bring Flying Cars to Our Cities

As the new object-detection technology proliferated in the years after World War II, military pilots knew it had trouble seeing things at low altitudes, where … Low-power radar networks will likely be one of a variety of solutions for future air mobility, with another key being ADSB, the increasingly ubiquitous …

Tecnam and International Aero Academy Announce Aircraft Fleet Acquisition

The IAA Tecnam P2008, will be equipped with state-of-the-art Garmin G3X touch screen displays. GTN-650 GPS/Com/Nav and a GTX45R that provides ADSB in and out, traffic and weather. To enhance primary training, the Garmin displays can be quickly reconfigured to display the classic six-pack …

Piper’s M-Class Gets Upgrades, New Options

The Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite is now certified on both the Piper Aircraft M500 turboprop single and M350 pressurized piston single, the Vero … Optional features such as SurfaceWatch, Flight Stream 510, and improved ADSB options, such as the GTX 345, are also available for M350s and …

Garmin Shows New Line Of Weather And Traffic Receivers

First the $849 GDL50, which is an ADSB In receiver equipped with wireless Bluetooth for connecting with tablets and smartphones running the Garmin Pilot app, and also the aera660 and GPS795/796 portable GPS. The $699 GDL51 is primarily a SiriusXM weather and entertainment receiver, which …

Bendix-King Makes an EFIS for Experimentals

The MEMs-based AIt also comes standard with Honeywell’s SmartView Synthetic Vision System, a vertical situation display that shows flight path over terrain, and the ability to display ADSB weather. The xVue interfaces with a diverse number of navigation systems and uses Wi-Fi for databases, charts, ..

American To Equip 320 A321s For ADSB In

WASHINGTON–American Airlines plans to equip 320 Airbus A321s to display nearby air traffic on the flightdeck via Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast In (ADSB In), spearheading the industry’s next step after the 2020 mandate to equip for ADSB Out position reporting. American and …

Becker Avionics gets certification for ADSB Mode S Transponder

Paired with a FreeFlight Systems’ 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor, these remote-mounted solutions provide MROs a complete and cost-effective way to equip their customer operators with ADSB Out for the upcoming Jan. 1, 2020 mandate. The Becker BXT6500 family’s Mode S Transponders are …

Becker helicopter transponder receives ADSB certification

Becker Avionics has received certification for the company’s BXT65XX Mode S transponder, designed specifically for the rigorous flying environment characteristic of helicopter operations. Paired with a FreeFlight Systems’ 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor, the remote-mounted solutions provide helicopter …

Embraer and Garmin launch avionics upgrade for Phenoms

Embraer and Garmin have launched an avionics upgrade programme that will allow owners and operators of Phenom 100s and 300s to modernise their flightdecks to the latest … NXi-equipped aircraft also meet US and European automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADSB) requirements.

Cambridge Pixel’s VSD System Selected for Middle Eastern Military Border andMaritime Security …

It also incorporates automatic radar slew-to-cue, radar tracking technology, track fusion as well as support for ship (AIS) and aircraft (ADSB) transponders. David Johnson, CEO, Cambridge Pixel, said, “We are delighted that our Video Security Display software has been selected for this border and …

American Airlines Is All-in On ADSB ‘In’

American Airlines will equip 320 Airbus A321s to display nearby air traffic to pilots via automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) “In,” advancing a technology that could provide major operational benefits for all carriers. The airline and avionics manufacturer ACSS is working to obtain FAA …

ADSB

ADSB. Isavia is implementing a new surveillance technology named ADSB for air navigation services in the southern part of the Reykjavik Control Area, i.e. Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland south of the 70th parallel north (70°N). ADSB (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) and is …

ForeFlight Releases Flight-planning Improvements

To help pilots gain more use from the voluminous Notams published by various authorities, ForeFlight analyzes Notams and looks for specific runway closure information, which is then made available prominently. When connected to a compatible ADSB In receiver, ForeFlight updates the closure …

Field Aerospace, Nextant Detail $155.7M USAF Contract

The avionics modification program includes development, certification, equipment, installation, and training. The upgrade will enable the T-1A to comply with ADSB Out requirements. Installation work will take place at Field’s facility in Oklahoma City and is expected to be fully completed in 2025.

Iridium Satellites Host Aireon’s Space-Based Air Traffic Surveillance Tech

Aireon said Friday its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system is designed to provide aircraft tracking coverage with a 15-minute update interval and help airlines test aircraft tracking systems via space-based ADSB. The International Civil Aviation Organization and European Aviation Safety …

US Military Seeks ADSB Accomodation

The U.S. Defense Department and the FAA are negotiating to allow some military aircraft that will not be equipped to signal their position via automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) to continue operating beyond the FAA’s Jan. 1, 2020, ADSB equipage deadline. The FAA published the …

FIDAE 2018: Rockwell Collins sells Pro Line 21 avionics upgrades to Brazilian Air Force

Rockwell Collins spokesperson Robert Edilson told Jane’s ahead of the airshow that these upcoming airspace mandate requirements include Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out for Latin America and Future Aircraft Navigation System (FANS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance …

SpaceX takes Iridium/Aireon constellation to 50

Aireon has announced the successful deployment of a fifth batch of 10 ADSB payloads, hosted by the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, bringing the total … Aireon has announced the fifth successful launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) …

Satellite-based ADSB Surveillance System Draws Closer

Last Friday’s launch of a space-based ADSB payload aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket brings the total number of these payloads in orbit to 50. When the payloads from this fifth launch come online, the completed system will provide global air traffic flight-following coverage via satellite-based ADSB …

Duncan Aviation’s Georgia Avionics Satellite Shop Moves To A New Facility

It’s been a busy year for the Duncan Aviation Satellite Shops and workaway stations – all 26 of which are located at home airports for the nation’s busiest business aircraft. … Several customers have taken advantage of this proximity and scheduled their fleets for ADSB upgrades. The shops in St. Paul, …

C&L Aviation to supply Garmin products

C&L Aviation Group has announced that it has entered a new distributorship deal with Garmin International, allowing the US-based aircraft maintenance, servicing, sales and leases company to deliver the full line of Garmin products, including ADSB upgrades, communications, navigation equipment …

USAF Budgets $250 Million For ADSB Out Requirement

In a report it delivered to the NextGen Advisory Committee last month, the FAA estimated that 10.26% of military and government special-use aircraft were ADSB Out equipped as of March 1. About 29% to 35% of the U.S. air carrier fleet was equipped, and about 23% to 37% of the general aviation fleet, …

Piper Aircraft to Team Up with Team Chambliss During SUN ‘n FUN 2018

The Piper M600 features a new, clean sheet design wing and a sophisticated Garmin G3000 touchscreen-controlled glass flight deck. … a Mode S Transponder with ADSB in / out capability (GTX 345), Digital Audio Panel (GMA 1347), Traffic Information Systems (TIS), and Terrain and Obstacle Mapping …

Falklands Islanders Upgrading to Garmin Flight Decks

The upgrade adds the Garmin G600 display system as well as a GTN 650/750 GPS/com navigator, a GTX 335R remote-mount transponder, ADSB Out, and electronic engine instrument display. Additionally, Figas’s two oldest Islanders, which originally had 50-amp generators rather than the 70-amp …

FAA Extends ADSB Mandate To 2040

The agency added that given price trends on ADSB technology, owners will be able to equip their aircraft with by-then obsolete technology for about 10 percent of current costs. To encourage equipage, the FAA will offer a second ADSB rebate similar to the $500 pot-sweetener it announced last year to …

ADS-B in the News 3/1 – 3/31/2018

Fifth Iridium NEXT satellite launch completed successfully

“This truly is a testament to the trust our partners and customers have in our network, which is only going to continue growing as the deployment of the Iridium NEXT constellation nears completion.” Aireon space-based ADSB Aireon was also celebrating the launch. Once the payloads from the fifth …

Iridium’s Good Friday: 1 Million Subscribers and 10 New Satellites

This signifies optimal timing for airlines to begin testing the capabilities of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB), which will help airlines meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations that require aircraft …

Successful Fifth Launch Brings Aireon(SM) Global Air Traffic Surveillance System Closer to Full …

MCLEAN, Va., March 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Aireon announced today the fifth successful launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) payloads, hosted by the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation. At 7:13:51 AM PDT (14:13:51 UTC), …

Satnews Daily

Aireon’s fifth successful launch and the deployment of the company’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) payloads, hosted by the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation, succeeded at 7:13:51 AM PDT (14:13:51 UTC), as a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off …

Wingtip ADSB nearing certification

uAvionix expects FAA certification of its skyBeacon wingtip light and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out transmitter within four to six weeks, Shane Woodson said at the 2018 Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas on March 27.

Wingtip ADSB Solution Nearing Certification

The uAvionix skyBeacon wingtip-mounted ADSB Out solution is on target for FAA TSO approval in the second quarter, uAvionix announced this week at the Aircraft Electronics Association conference. SkyBeacon is a self-contained 978UAT ADSB Out transceiver and GPS sensor mounted in a small …

FlightSafety to Complete Citation 550 Simulator Upgrade with JETTECH STC’d GTN 650/750 Mod

Located at FlightSafety’s Long Beach, CA facility, the simulator is being retrofitted with JETTECH’s STC’d solution that is engineered for an autopilot coupled LPV WAAS approach and includes a voice-activated intercom and ADSB in and out. The modification includes a fully integrated GPS/NAV/COMM …

FreeFlight Adds Twin-turboprop ADSB Solution

FreeFlight Systems expects STC approval later this summer for ADSB Out and In for twin-turboprops. The new Avail Performance Package will be an approved model list STC covering King Airs and other popular twin-engine turboprops, the company announced at the Aircraft Electronics Association …

Field Aviation awarded ADSB Out and FMS upgrade contract from Widerøe

Field Aviation is providing a turnkey kit solution to add ADSB Out capability and upgrade the flight management system (FMS) on the entire fleet of 41 Dash 8 aircraft at Widerøe’s Flyveselskap AS (Widerøe) of Norway, to comply with the upcoming ADSB Out mandate and to provide further fleet …

Aspen, Sensurion join forces to develop certified UAS avionics

… satellite systems, and surveillance systems, including ADSB. “The real winners in this partnership are the UAS users, system integrators and manufacturers,” said John Uczekaj, Aspen president and CEO, a 30-year veteran of the certified avionics industry. With revenue estimates for commercial drone …

FlightSafety to Complete Citation 550 Simulator Upgrade with JETTECH STC’d GTN 650/750 Mod

Located at FlightSafety’s Long Beach, CA facility, the simulator is being retrofitted with JETTECH’s STC’d solution that is engineered for an autopilot coupled LPV WAAS approach and includes a voice-activated intercom and ADSB in and out. The modification includes a fully integrated GPS/NAV/COMM …

Trig Avionics Speeds Up ADSB Installs

The optimal setup for an Express Lane upgrade is an existing BendixKing KT76A, KT76C, or KT78A transponder and a WAAS GPS sensor such as a Garmin GTN or GNS navigator. In this case, the installer would swap out the BendixKing transponder with a Trig TT31 mode-S transponder, which fits into …

Boeing to Use LIDAR for Industry First on EcoDemonstrator

Examples of technologies evaluated in the past include variable fan nozzles, a regenerative fuel cell and a NASA-developed algorithm that uses ADSB In and Out data to enable time-based interval management for flight crews. In 2018, Boeing is using a FedEx 777 air cargo-configured airframe to value …

GAO: A new Federal Aviation Admiministration tracking system could endanger missions

While it is possible to track aircraft with ADSB technology overseas, it is not clear whether U.S. military aircraft are being tracked in foreign skies. A cursory check of two tracking websites — FlightAware and ADSB Exchange — did not reveal any U.S. military planes. And according to a recent report on …

Podcast: uAvionix’s New Tail Light ADSB

uAvionix, a company that specializes in avionics for UAVs, caused quite a stir last year when it introduced ADSB Out units contained in nav lights. At the 2018 Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Las Vegas, the company unveiled another new product designed to be installed as a tail light in an …

AEA: uAvionix Shows A Taillight ADSB Unit

A small avionics company called uAvionix ignited a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moment last summer when it revealed an ADSB Out unit packaged in a navigation light dubbed SkyBeacon. At AEA 2018 in Las Vegas this week, it followed up with a new product housed in a taillight that will fit many aircraft.

JetTech: STC Soon for G700 TXi in Citations

FlightSafety will soon complete installation of JetTech’s Garmin GTN 650/750 GPS com/navigator upgrade in its Citation 550 full-motion simulator at the Long Beach learning center. The upgrade will include the ability to fly autopilot-coupled LPV WAAS approaches, voice-activated intercom, and ADSB …

Aspen unveils affordable electronic flight instrument

Aspen is now an authorized Part 23 reseller of L3 Aviation Products’ Lynx NGT-9000 ADSB touchscreen transponder and multifunction display for traffic and weather, as well as the Stormscope Lightning Detection System and ESI-500 Electronic Standby Instrument System. The products are natural …

20 New Avionics Technologies Introduced at AEA 2018

SmartSky Networks used the opening ceremony at AEA 2018 to unveil its new SmartSky Lite connectivity technology, designed to bring 4G LTE air-to-ground cellular connections to light jets and turboprops with up to 19,000 pounds max takeoff weight. According to SmartSky, the introductory cost to …

senseFly takes drone flight planning & management to next level with release of eMotion 3.5

Live air traffic data eMotion 3.5 now supports uAvionix’s PingUSB ADSB*/UAT receiver, allowing senseFly operators to view live air traffic data during their missions: simply launch eMotion 3.5, connect your uAvionix PingUSB (available for purchase from senseFly) to your ground station PC, and click …

senseFly Releases New Version of eMotion Flight Management Software

According to senseFly’s press release, “eMotion 3.5 now supports uAvionix’s PingUSB ADSB*/UAT receiver, allowing senseFly operators to view live air traffic data during their missions.” The translation of this technical jargon is fairly simple. eMotion is now capable of supporting ADSB, which is …

senseFly’s Latest Software Release Takes Flight Planning to the Next Level: One Step Closer to …

Swiss-based drone manufacturer senseFly, a Parrot company, has introduced a new version of it’s flight and data management software, eMotion. That may not … For example, in the US, the FAA will require ADSB to be installed in any aircraft wishing to fly in controlled airspaces (such as airports).

ACSS delivers 5000th ADSB compliant Mode S Transponder

With three options, the NXT Mode S Transponders meet the demands of air transport, regional and business jet aircraft, as well as those of helicopters, transmitting precise position, speed and intent data. The FAA ADS-B Out 2020 mandate requires all affected aircraft categories to be equipped with …

Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. Announces the Introduction of Its SDR-OMNI (All-in-One …

The initial introduction will be at the AEA International Trade Show at the MGM Grand at Las Vegas, Nevada from March 26 to 29, 2018. The initial SDR-OMNI software release provides test capability for Transponders (Modes A, C, and S), ADSB, and 978 MHz UAT capability for the large general …

AEA: New Autopilot and ADSB From BendixKing

BendixKing says it’s back in the digital autopilot market with the KFC AeroCruze 230, a clean-sheet product designed to match the form factor of the popular KFC 150, 200 and 250 systems. The new AP features a touchscreen interface and uses existing servo brackets and wiring to cut installation time …

Trig’s New ADSB Express Lane Service – Check In for Fast and AffordableADSB

ADSB experts Trig Avionics are rolling out a new Express Lane service for aircraft owners. This new opportunity provides one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to become ADSB Out compliant, by using a TT31 transponder. With the right avionics Trig Express Lane dealers can now install a …

FreeFlight Systems Announces Avail Performance Package to Provide aComplete ADSB Solution …

March 26, 2018 IRVING, Texas NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that is has launched the Avail Performance Package that provides a cost-effective and complete ADSB solution for King Air and twin turboprop aircraft. Included in the Avail package is dual 1090 Mode S/ES …

FreeFlight Systems Partners with Avidyne to Provide ADSB In with IFD Series

March 26, 2018 IRVING, Texas NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the company will provide their certified RANGR ADSB receivers to Avidyne customers. Avidyne will bundle an IFD system and a ADSB Out-capable Mode S transponder with FreeFlight Systems …

FAA NextGen Spending Increase Included in Omnibus Bill

These missing deliverables included a a plan for testing the use of virtual tower technology valued at $2.5 million, confirmation of software for the NextGen Weather Processor valued at $3.2 million and certification approvals for aircraft equipping with FAA’s new surveillance technology, the ADSB …

InFlight Labs to support airline GADSS needs

InFlight Labs has developed a complete suite of “Smart Avionics” products such as Smart ADT™, Smart ADSB™, Smart ELT™, Smart GADSS™ and others to address aircraft situational awareness in distress and security situations. “InFlight Labs, LLC Smart Avionics will fill the void for global aircraft …

AMSTAT Announces Upgraded ADSB Status Reporting

Tinton Falls, NJ – March 22, 2018: AMSTAT, the leading provider of global business aircraft market, fleet and operator information, has worked with ADSB Exchange, a co-op of ADSB/Mode S/MLAT feeders from around the world to identify which business aircraft are or are not in compliance with the …

Aspen, Sensurion to co-develop UAV Avionics

The initial product development will include an autopilot/flight controller, GPS/GNSS and surveillance systems including ADSB. John Uczekaj, president and CEO, Aspen, said: ‘Our consumers demand adaptability and a certifiable pedigree that can help get them to market quickly, operate with an …

Rosenbauer Helps Develop New, Data-Based Security System for Emergency Vehicles at Airports

Fraport and Rosenbauer have worked closely together to develop a new, data-based security system for emergency vehicles at airports: MSEO (Mobile … It uses GPS technology to locate vehicles and accesses air traffic control data (airborne radar, ground radar, multilateration and ADSB) to view the …

Bombardier Drops a Dozen Upgrade Options for Business Jets

The system also meets the upcoming 2020 ADSB out compliance deadline. Bombardier also offers new cabin enhancements including custom-crafted stone flooring and conference tables on both Challenger and Global aircraft that feature a single-pillar pedestal for ergonomically comfortable and …

FAA approves AerTrak to comply with mandate

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of AerSale®´s AerTrakâ„¢ system on Boeing 737 NG series aircraft (ST04009NY), to comply with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Operations rule, a critical part of the …

FAA Approves AerTrakTM to Comply with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB …

Business Wire)–The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of AerSale’s AerTrak™ system on Boeing 737 NG series aircraft (ST04009NY), to comply with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Operations rule, a critical …

ADSB Will Bring Reckoning to Preowned Bizjet Market

With the U.S. ADSB Out compliance deadline looming, “we’re about 18 months from a significant reckoning in the preowned business jet market due to … 13.3 percent have not yet decided; and 2.6 percent believe the FAA will delay the compliance deadline, despite the agency’s repeated statements …

Airservices seeking non-terrestrial surveillance solution for Australian Flight Information Region

After investing significantly in ground based ADSB systems over the last decade, Airservices Australia said it is now looking to deploy non-terrestrial … familiarity with systems engineering and safety design assurance; any risks or issues associated with the technology and installation and a roadmap …

Aspen and Sensurion team on commercial UAV avionics

Initial product development from the team will include an autopilot/flight controller, FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorized GPS/GNSS, and surveillance systems including ADSB. “The real winners in this partnership are the UAS users, system integrators and manufacturers,” said Aspen …

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace team to Co-develop Commercial UAV Avionics

… TSO’d GPS/GNSS, and surveillance systems including ADSB. Aspen Avionics, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was founded by aviation enthusiasts in 2004. Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into General Aviation cockpits—and budgets.

To Comply with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Operations Mandate

ADSB provides enhanced navigational accuracy using precise tracking via global positioning satellite (GPS) signals. Reducing risk and improving safety, the technology increases navigational coverage, especially in remote areas beyond radar range. Additionally, ADSB enables more direct flight …

FAA Claims It Will Save Money By Retiring Some Radars

The FAA expects to save money by retiring some existing radar systems as early as 2020, once the shift is made to automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) as its primary means of aircraft … THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS. You must have an Aviation Week …

Rigorous Aircraft Tracking Standards Will Soon Simplify Search-and-Rescue Efforts

Many of the solutions revolve around a technology called Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADSB). ADSB is a satellite-based aircraft position determination system that is a critical component of the United States’ Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) as well as the latest …

Saab GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft Completes First Flight

The maiden flight of the GlobalEye, preceded by a series of ground trials including high and low speed taxi tests (during those the aircraft started “pinging” on ADSB), lasted 1 hour 46 minutes. During the flight, the aircraft (with registration SE-RMY) could be tracked online on Flightradar24 portal.

Dynon SkyView HDX Approved For Skyhawks

The STC-approved installation also includes a Mode S transponder with 2020-compliant ADSB Out, plus ADSB In traffic and weather display. The Dynon EFIS-D10A is used for backing up the primary flight instruments. Dynon says the STC for a 172 installation is $2000, in adition to the cost opf the …

Dynon Receives First FAA STC for SkyView HDX Upgrade in Cessna 172s

The approved installation includes a mode S transponder with 2020-compliant ADSB Out, navigation and mapping with flight planning ADSB traffic and weather display and electronic flight bag features. Backup flight instruments are provided by a Dynon EFIS-D10A. The price for the Cessna 172 STC …

Dynon earns STC for SkyView HDX installation

The avionics suite itself runs about $16,000, as AOPA previously reported, the same price for certified and experimental aircraft. … Mode S Transponder with 2020-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out, navigation and mapping with flight planning ADSB traffic and weather display, …

Elliott Aviation Installs Their First Gogo Avance L5 System

March 12, 2018, Moline, IL – Elliott Aviation, a leading business aviation service provider, has installed and delivered their first Gogo Avance L5 system. The installation was completed on a Citation Excel, which also had Elliott’s recently approved Garmin ADS-B STC for Honeywell equipped aircraft …

Italy’s IDS, Aireon to explore ATFM integration

The AireonSM system is hosted by the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation and is scheduled for completion in 2018. To date, 40 satellites carrying Aireon’s space-based ADSB technology have been launched. Massimo Garbini, chief executive of IDS said: “I’m very proud that Aireon can trust in a …

Long-term FAA funding stability needed, says Capitol Hill insider

“We need long-term stability and long-term funding for the FAA,” William Ris, a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Management … The system will extend Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADSB, across Earth that provides 100 percent surveillance coverage of …

All 10 Satellites for the Fifth Iridium NEXT Launch Have Arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Iridium NEXT will enable and introduce new services like the Company’s next-generation communications platform, Iridium Certus, and the AireonSM space-based ADSB aircraft surveillance and flight tracking network. For more information about Iridium NEXT, please visit www.IridiumNEXT.com.

‘AAI is operationalising unserved airports’

The entire Indian airspace has been brought under Radar/ADSB surveillance. Radar/ADSB sensors have been integrated to provide an integrated multi-Radar based situational awareness to the controllers. Advanced ATM Automation system with safety alerts and decision making support tools have …

ICAO Council President highlights new and exciting era emerging for global air traffic management

The ICAO Council President drew the audience’s attention at CANSO’s Sixth World Air Traffic Management Congress in Madrid to the fact that new space-based Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADSB) technology should eventually serve as a truly global aircraft positioning solution, …

Autonomous Car Security Tech to Be Implemented in UAVs

According to preweb.com, the Johns Hopkins project aims at implementing a secure Sense and Avoid (SAA) system to avoid collisions in real-time using cryptographically-augmented Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADSB) messages. Without cryptographic protections, such as those …

Delta Private Jets President Talks Sky Access and More

What drives business jet operators to upgrade their aircraft with new avionics and other onboard technologies? Government regulation is driving ADSB upgrades. Consumer demand is driving enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities. We want our customer experience on board to exceed their expectations.

UAS Automated Flight Approval Expanding to 500 Airports

In early March, the FAA announced that it was expanding beta testing of its automated Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability … If you could see those aircraft out there in a manner that give you the availability to at least know that they are there, and then link into ADSB, or whatever.

Issues facing local pilots and aviation

ADSB stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance, an aircraft system that uses satellite-based GPS to replace radar as the primary surveillance method for controlling aircraft worldwide. Lewis stated the airlines are self serving, and that “we are looking for protection for general aviation in this country.”.

Inspector general’s report says the FAA has bungled a $36-billion project

It has six core programs that are a mixing bowl of acronyms: ADSB; SWIM; DataComm; NVS; CSS-Wx; and CATM-T. Together they will allow planes to safely fly closer to one another, save fuel and time, get immediate weather updates, and communicate more effectively with other airplanes and with air …

NAV CANADA releases its first Corporate Social Responsibility Report

The report replaces the Collaborative Initiatives for Emissions Reductions (CIFER) report that NAV CANADA began issuing in 2009, and takes a … joint venture deploying a space based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) system that will expand air traffic surveillance to all regions of …

Airspace design, management to change dramatically — ICAO boss

This, he said, would redefine how seamlessly modern Air Traffic Management functions and deliver important efficiency and emissions-reduction advantages. “We do not yet have a global ADSB mandate, however, by 2020 a number of States and regions will be ADSB capable and many commercial …

Spire’s First ADSB Plane Tracking Satellites to Enter Service by the End of Q2

Like all LEMUR2 class satellites, these first ADSB satellites will be multi-sensor, carrying additional weather (GPS-Radio Occultation) and maritime … the planet in real-time, gaining access to rich and untapped data sources totally off-limits to camera based technology and inaccessible from the ground.

Leonardo completes factory acceptance tests for Malaysia’s new Kuala Lumpur ATC centre

Primary and secondary radar, Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast technology (ADS-B), a Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) monitoring, VHF radios, AFTN/AMHS gateways and navigation aids are components of the supply.

Incredible Possibilities of Flight Tracking System Market to 2023 Studied in New Research

Data from equipment such as ADSB is used by the software technology company to determine the exact location of the aircraft. Particularly in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, passenger demand is rising, which increases demand for new aircraft and contributes to sales growth in the ADSB segment.

Researchers Create Way to Protect UAVs from Cyber Attacks

According to JHUISI, the partners implemented a secured type of sense-and-avoid (SAA) technology. SAA systems are used to … evasive maneuvers. To prevent such attacks, the students developed a security-augmented ADSB system using a cryptographic software library developed by OnBoard.

Colombian Aerocivil Selects Frequentis Comsoft’s ADSB Solution

Colombia is scheduled to mandate ADSB from 2020 onwards, following suit with the FAA. After a detailed international tender Aerocivil selected the superior Quadrant ADSB from Frequentis Comsoft to advance their airspace surveillance and ensure it is fully in line with upcoming technology …

Garmin Grows Connext Connectivity Ecosystem with App

… the website and some Garmin avionics to allow customers to develop a flight plan online, share it to the app and wirelessly transfer it to their aircraft’s systems once they are on board. The FltPlan Go app can also receive and display information such as ADSB traffic and FIS-B weather information or, …

Garmin grows Connext wireless cockpit connectivity portfolio

FltPlan Go customers can also wirelessly receive and display aviation weather products from various sources including Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) as well as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) traffic, GPS position data and back-up attitude information. “Through this …

ICAO Council President Endorses Space-Based ADSB

MADRID–Space-based tracking of aircraft is a technology equalizer that offers nations that lack radar infrastructure a way to quickly improve their surveillance capability, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) council president Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu said. In a keynote address at the World ATM …

Johns Hopkins Researchers and OnBoard Security Team Up to Protect Drones

The Johns Hopkins project aims at implementing a secure Sense and Avoid (SAA) system to avoid collisions in real-time using cryptographically-augmented Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADSB) messages. Without cryptographic protections, such as those provided by Aerolink security …

Garmin Connext Now Compatible with FltPlan Go App

FltPlan Go users can also wirelessly receive and display aviation weather products such as Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B), as well as ADSB traffic, GPS position data, and back-up attitude information from these Garmin products. “Through this collaboration, FltPlan customers gain access …

Saab’s New Air Traffic Surveillance Capability Goes Operational In Norway

Saab and Avinor announced that the northern Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADSB) region of the Norway National Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system is now operational. … “We have worked together with Avinor to set a new standard for cooperative surveillance technology. Bringing this …

Hong Kong selects Searidge digital tower

The system will be integrated with the airport’s operational A-SMGCS, ADSB, and flight plan data to provide video overlays and comprehensive situational awareness via a detailed heads-up display. The objective of the trial is to gather feedback from controllers and evaluate the technology to determine …

CJ3 Pro Line Fusion Upgrades Underway at Duncan Aviation Locations in Nebraska, Michigan …

In April, Pro Line Fusion installations will also be in work at Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Michigan, and Provo, Utah, locations. Duncan … Along with being certified WAAS/LPV, the baseline Pro Line Fusion upgrade meets the current 2020 mandate for ADSB, as well as giving a clearer path for future …

ADSB Inert and Alert – A Solution to the ADSB Spectrum Concerns

At uAvionix, we are passionate about the safety benefits that ADSB can bring to all airspace users – whether manned aircraft or unmanned – and in particular the benefits ADSB can bring to the integration of both classes of users. The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 14, §91.113 …

Five top small satellite start-ups that are transforming the EO industry

… and moisture, could be used in conjunction with geostationary weather satellites like NOAA’s GOES series to further improve the accuracy and spatial resolution of global weather prediction models. Spire’s cubesats also carry Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) payloads for aircraft …

Becker Avionics Receives TSOs for New Transponder

Because the FAA and EASA have signed a bilateral agreement that honors each other’s technical standard orders (TSOs), the approval also applies in the U.S.. When paired with a FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor, an aircraft will also be equipped for ADSB Out to meet the Jan. 1, 2020 …

FAA Blames Airlines for Lack of Wider ADSB Use

A top FAA administrator told Congress the ADSB system is fully operational and the main reason for its limited use is the airlines’ lack of needed onboard equipment, adding that their readiness for the coming 2020 mandate is “not where we would like it to be.” The testimony on Tuesday, from Ali …

FreeFlight Systems Expands ADSB Installation Options for Embraer 135/145 Fleet

March 1, 2018 IRVING, Texas NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that New United Goderich, Inc., of Huron Park, Ontario, has amended their Embraer 135/145 aircraft STC to include Honeywell’s RCZ8XXM Mode S Extended Squitter transponders and FreeFlight Systems’ …

Garmin introduces the GDL 50 portable ADSB traffic and weather receiver

A successor to the GDL 39 3D, the GDL 50 combines dual-link ADSB traffic, a wide range of Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products, GPS and back-up aircraft attitude1 information that displays on compatible Connext® products via Bluetooth® wireless technology or hardwired …

Becker Avionics announces certification of the BXT6500 family

This system is a part of the company’s robust BXT6500 line of ADSB Mode S transponders available in the marketplace today. Manufactured with a standard ARINC 429/743 output, this transponder easily integrates with the FreeFlight Systems Model 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor for complete ADSB Out …

Garmin G500H Adds Touchscreen TXi Displays

Garmin has flight tested the TXi displays in its AS350B2. The instrument panel is fitted with a 10.6-inch GDU 1060 TXi display in front of the pilot, along with GTN 650 and 750 GPS navigators, GMA 35 remote audio panel, GTX 345 ADSB Out/In, GTS traffic display, GRA 5500 radar altimeter, GFC 600H …

ADSB system for helicopters gets boost from Becker Avionics

… for complete ADSB Out compliance, and can be installed either as dual installation for primary transponder interrogations or as single install for a dedicated ADSB transmission. For more information, visit with Becker Avionics at booth C4935 and FreeFlight Systems at booth C1137 during HAI’s …

Becker Avionics announces certification of the BXT6500 family

This system is a part of the company’s robust BXT6500 line of ADSB Mode S transponders available in the marketplace today. … For more information, visit with Becker Avionics at booth C4935 and FreeFlight Systems at booth C1137 during HAI’s Heli-Expo happening this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ADS-B in the News 2/1 – 2/28/2018

VIH Offering ADSB Installations for Helicopter & Fixed-Wing Operators

Victoria, British Columbia – Canada – VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – Booth # C4045), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; is ready to provide ADSBinstallation support to Canadian and US-based helicopter and fixed-wing operators.

VIH offering ADSB installations for helicopter and fixed-wing operators

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is ready to provide ADSB installation support to Canadian and U.S.-based helicopter and fixed-wing operators. As of Jan. 1, 2020, all aircraft operating in the airspace designated in 14 CFR 91.225 …

StandardAero Highlights Engine, Avionics Services Amid Vector Acquisition

In an area of equipage and governmental regulation that is driving innovation across much of the aviation world, because it comes with a deadline, StandardAero has made a specialty of developing and installing ADSB avionics, an increasingly critical capability as the 2020 deadline looms for …

Bell Brings New Engine, Avionics For 407GXi at Heli-Expo

The card has built-in Wi-Fi and bluetooth functionality. “When you land, if you had a maintenance event or maintenance log, it gets transferred from Wi-Fi back to the maintainer’s tablet,” said Nault. The G1000H NXi is also ADSB-compatible. Nault said Bell is not making the GXi package available as a …

PAC International completes EC145 refurbishment for Metro Life Flight

The aircraft interior components were completely refurbished to include reconditioning of the Metro EMS interior, upgraded TDFM9100 FM communication system and dual Garmin GTX330ES ADSB certification. Other customizations included new exterior and interior paint, new windows, upgraded air …

FAI Technik Reports Record Results in 2017; The MRO Division Expands Capacity and Completes …

Currently in progress for the same customer is another full cabin refurbishment of a Global Express, including the fitting of a Batch 3 Honeywell avionics upgrade to enhance the existing features and capabilities; the introduction of mandatory ADSB Out technology and high-speed internet, among other …

Historic drone demonstration in Clare today

The UAV is equipped with several safety functions such as return to home, redundant C2 links, battery and power generator, and even an ADSB transponder. Tomorrow’s demonstration will consist of a vertical take-off, loiter, waypoint navigation and vertical landing mission. The UAV will deploy a dummy …

Southeast Aerospace offers Part 29 ADSB AML-STC solution

Southeast Aerospace has partnered with Peregrine and Air Methods (as the ODA) to provide a panel and remote mount fully integrated ADSB solution for a variety of part 29 airframes. Utilizing a Gables G7614 Control Head and remote Garmin GTX-3X5R or panel mounted GTX345, we are offering the …

Garmin releases GFC 600H helicopter flight control system

Garmin´s aviation business segment is a provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin´s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADSB solutions and other products and services that are known for …

Low Rotorcraft ADSB Equipage Rate Continues as Shops Fill Up

Citing Aircraft Electronics Association’s market report, Phil Straub, Garmin Aviation’s VP and managing director, was able to report 2017 numbers for the avionics market on behalf of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). He is the group’s chairman. Sales exceeded $2.3 billion — a …

Bell unveils 407GXi

Finally, the aircraft will be fully automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADSB) in and out compliant. Bell is still delivering a few GXPs but expects to be in full production of the GXi by early April, with first deliveries to follow later in the month. While a GXP customer might admire the improved …

Garmin Brings G1000H NXi to Rotorcraft Market

… obstacle, and powerline display, helicopter route maps, and database concierge with flight plan transfer. Also new are the HSI map with terrain, traffic, weather, and other overlays, and visual approaches. ADSBOut and In are available, with features including Garmin TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic.

Aircraft shipments increase in 2017

… spoke about the industry’s challenges as well as its future growth. Hybrid and electric propulsion also was discussed. Challenges include the implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out mandate that has a deadline of Jan. 1, 2020.

It’s About Time!

Key elements of NextGen include GPS navigation and ADSB—almost precisely as I envisioned them in 1970. I was wildly overoptimistic in my prediction that such a system could be developed in as little as five years. If the FAA does succeed in getting NextGen fully operational by 2025, it will be the …

FreeFlight SBAS Sensor Approved for ADSB

Collins has received FAA approval of an approved model list STC (AML-STC) for ADSB Out installation across a range of Part 23 Class 3 and 4 aircraft, with … The sensor can also serve as the approved position source for select manufacturers of TAWS/FMS, RNP, and other NextGen applications.

Bizav Compliance With ADSB Mandate Lagging, GAMA Says

Owners and operators of about 100,000 of the 160,000 general and business aviation aircraft in the U.S. are expected to upgrade their aircraft with ADSB equipment to comply with the FAA’s Jan. 1, 2020, mandate. Owners have been hesitating and shop availability is tightening, Wipaire President …

Nextant, Collins Awarded T-1A Avionics Upgrade Contract

Minimum requirements under the avionics modernization program include ADSB Out, TCAS II, and angle-of-attack indication/display, among others. Nextant’s Beechjet Pro Line 21 upgrade proposal more than meets these requirements, adding electronic charts, synthetic vision, a new LED master …

Indra wins contract to renew Algeria’s air traffic management system

The project will also focus on enhancing surveillance throughout the country’s airspace by installing 11 radar stations equipped with four primary radars and nine mode S secondary radars, as well as 13 ADSBsurveillance stations. The air traffic controllers’ workstations will also be equipped with Garex …

Rockwell Collins ADSB Certification Features Applied Avionics Annunciator

Applied Avionics said its Vivisun annunciator responds directly to the Arinc 429 data bus and provides an ADSB FAIL indication, eliminating the need for additional hardware. The company expects this to ease supply chain concerns as the FAA’s 2020 compliance deadline comes closer, saying that …

Indra signs €42m deal to radically transform Algeria’s entire air traffic management system

The project also contemplates the improvement of surveillance throughout the country’s airspace through the provision of 11 radar stations equipped with four primary radars and nine mode S secondary radars, in addition to 13 ADSBsurveillance stations. Additionally, Indra will equip the air traffic …

Garmin unveils the G1000H® NXi Integrated Flight Deck Next-generation, all-glass solution for …

It’s also equipped with advanced ADSB-in display, HSI map and visual approach capability. Powered by faster, brighter, smoother high-resolution displays, the next-generation G1000H NXi offers an extremely pilot-responsive and advanced integrated flight deck that provides pilots with critical …

Bizjets, Helos Lag in ADSB Installs as Capacity Shrinks

A certain amount of capacity remains, added Phil Straub, managing director of aviation and vice president of Garmin, but warned, “We are starting to see lead times get up to six months.” As for rotorcraft, the manufacturing executives could not explain why that segment lagged. GAMA president and CEO …

Fleet Strategy With Delta Private Jets

U.S.-based operators are required to upgrade their aircraft with ADSB by Jan. 1, 2020, if they fly in Class A airspace, in and above the 30-nm Mode C veils surrounding Class B, in and above Class C, or Class E airspace at and above 10,000 feet msl, excluding airspace at and below 2,500 feet agl.

Aircraft manufacturers saw ‘encouraging’ results in 2017

The panel sounded a note of caution for aircraft owners who have not yet responded to the FAA’s ADSBmandate, with Chuck Wiplinger, chair of GAMA’s Technical Policy Committee and president of Wipaire Inc., predicting that limited capacity will force installation prices to rise as the deadline, now less …

They love aviation and problem-solving, so they found jobs fixing airplanes

The new system means many aircraft owners operating in controlled ADSB airspace must re-equip with new gear by January 2020. The variety of work — few jobs are the same — is part of what keeps Barnick and his co-worker David Talo in the industry. “Every job is different,” Barnick said. “Even if you …

2018 Heli-Expo on Record-breaking Pace

Another potential issue facing the industry as it gathers for Heli-Expo is ADSB equipage. Zuccaro expressed concern about a “crunch” for helicopter operator equipage as the 2020 deadline approaches, with shop space anticipated to become limited. Helicopter operators were among the earliest of …

Applied Avionics’ ADSB innovation included in latest Rockwell Collins AML-STC > Helicopter …

Rockwell Collins announced the release of an AML-STC which utilizes the latest ADSB innovation from Applied Avionics. The AML-STC covers select Part 23 aircraft configured with Rockwell Collins’ popular TDR-94/94D transponders and includes the industry’s only ARINC 429 signal converter that fits …

FreeFlight adds transponder integration options for 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor

FreeFlight Systems adds more transponder integration options for 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor as part of Rockwell Collins’ new AML STC for ADSB compliance. February 21, 2018 IRVING, Texas NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company’s 1203C SBAS/GNSS …

FAA, NTSB now probing Saipan crash’

According to Commonwealth Ports Authority deputy director Edward B. Mendiola, CPA provided a complete report filled with information and photos to the FAA and NTSB after the investigation done by the airline company, Star Marianas Airlines. “FAA and NTSB have received the report and we were …

GAMA: Business Aviation on an Upswing

Conversely he sees new aircraft also being helped by upcoming equipage mandates, such as ADSB that may be forcing purchase decisions. … push to carve the U.S. air traffic control organization out the FAA and create an independent, user-funded organization controlled by an appointed board.

Retrofit Avionics Market Sees Strong Sales

With the 2020 ADSB Out mandate rapidly approaching, and as more and more aircraft operators are realizing the benefits of advanced cockpit systems … In its 2017 year-end Avionics Market Report, AEA reported a total business and general avionics net sales figure of more than $2.3 billion worldwide.

ADSB innovation from Applied Avionics included in latest Rockwell Collins AML-STC

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rockwell Collins announced the release of an AML-STC which utilizes the latest ADSB innovation from Applied Avionics. The AML-STC covers select Part 23 aircraft configured with Rockwell Collins’ popular …

DOT Reports on FAA’s Latest NextGen Steps

While STARS supports some of the new ADSB technologies NextGen demands, it hasn’t been successful in making some of the most important technologies operational like, “sequencing and spacing tools to allow controllers to use new performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures.” The agency …

Rockwell Collins announces ADSB Out STC for 32 aircraft

Rockwell Collins’ ADSB Out Part 23 approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) has received approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This path includes the latest TDR-94/94D Mode S Transponder variant to help aircraft owners meet the rapidly-approaching mandate.

Rockwell Collins announces a new ADSB Out certification covering 32 unique aircraft models

Rockwell Collins’ ADSB Out Part 23 approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) has received approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This path includes the latest TDR-94/94D Mode S Transponder variant to help aircraft owners meet the rapidly approaching mandate.

9 Updates on FAA NextGen Deployment Progress

In January, the FAA issued a notice informing airspace users across all segments that it would begin blocking ADSB codes that have been improperly configured within a given aircraft installation. FAA first started providing public updates about ADSB-equipped aircraft featuring nonperforming …

RUAG first in Europe to complete 2020 ADSB avionics compliance modification on Bombardier …

RUAG Aviation has successfully upgraded the avionics baseline of a Bombardier Challenger CL601 to comply with regulatory mandates for 2020 and beyond. The first upgrade of this kind completed in Europe, the ADSB Out, FMS 6.1 and LPV requirements were met in full ahead of compliance …

MicaPlex Tenant Censys Technologies Adds Jobs While Advancing UAS Technology

Currently, the company has been flight-testing drones that are tracked using automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast, or ADSB technology, which will be an increasingly critical means of avoiding collisions, particularly once beyond visual line-of-sight drones become more commonplace.

Check out AOPA’s ADSB selector tool

With the approaching Federal Aviation Administration mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out — required Jan. 1, 2020, in most airspace where a transponder is required today — owners need to understand the options. AOPA’s ADSB selection tool will help you determine …

What FAA records, flight data tells us about the fatal Grand Canyon crash

Data from ADSB transmitters are often uploaded in real time to websites where aircraft enthusiasts and others can see what aircraft are flying overhead. However, ADSB data can be flawed, and gaps or misrepresentations can be seen in the data. ADSB data of the helicopter that crashed in the Grand …

Hawaiian Airlines to start ATR72 freighter ops in late 1Q18

The carrier already took delivery of the maiden ATR72-200(F), N811HC (msn 227) in September 2017 and plans to receive the second aircraft of the type, … operated a number of test flights between Honolulu and Kahului using its only ATR 72-200(F) delivered so far, Flightradar24 ADSB data shows.

United States Air Force selects Garmin

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADSB solutions and other products and services that are known …

Few Answers for ADSB Security Concerns

The FAA’s ADS-B working group, Equip 2020, has done little to address these concerns in the last five years. The central concern for most business aviation operators is the lack of provisions for blocking aircraft from being identified via online tracking websites. ADS-B does not have any mechanism in …

Elliott Gets Nod for Citation Excel/XLS ADSB Solution

Illinois-based Elliott Aviation’s ADSB solution for the Cessna Citation Excel and XLS recently received FAASTC approval. The STC and equipment installation kit is now available through the Garmin dealer network, though Elliott is not currently performing installations. Elliott’s solution features …

FAA Ramps Up ADSB Promotion

The FAA appears to be ramping up its promotion of ADSB equipage now that the clock is really ticking on getting the gear. With less than two years to go until the Jan. 1, 2020 mandate, the agency is appealing to pilots’ safety sense to encourage them to get it done. The following video, featuring a …

GKN Sees 80% of A320-Family Still Needing ADSB-Out, Preps Boeing Solutions

Although U.S. and European commercial aircraft will need ADSB-Out by January 2020, GKN Aerospace estimates that roughly 80% of the widely flown Airbus A320-family jets are still not adequately equipped. The aerospace firm has developed and certified its own ADSB-Out solution for the A320 family …

DJI Introduces Knowledge Quiz for Drone Pilots in Australia

Intelligent Battery systems to manage battery life and monitor temperature in real time, maintaining battery health and warn of potential battery malfunctions before and during flight. DJI has implemented the aviation industry standard ADSB traffic awareness technology by installing receivers in its M200 …

Air Force To Invest In New Technology, Retention

The B-21 bomber, now in development at Northrop Grumman, is expected to enter service in the mid-2020s. It will replace the current B-1 and B-2 bomber fleets, which will be “incrementally retired,” Wilson said, as the B-21s take flight. “We have to accelerate programs and get good value for every dollar …

Elliott Aviation Receives ADSB STC on Citation Excel and XLS

In addition to ADS-B OUT, this STC includes ADS-B IN through a Bluetooth compatible device through Garmin’s Flight Stream wireless platform. The STC is similar in design to Elliott’s Garmin ADS-B solutions for other airframes including the Collins equipped Hawker 800A/800XP/750/850/900, Beechjet …

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority outlines major construction and technologyprogrammes

Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) outlined (08-Feb-2018) innovations and investment in technologyto meet the demands of airlines and … Improvement of airspace surveillance through the introduction of new technology, including wide area multilateration and ADSB. The programme will fully …

Bring Your Business Jet Home

FAA and EASA require all business aircraft to be equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB Out V2) by 2020 or face being … The aircraft maker also partnered with Duncan Aviation to bring to market Gogo Business Aviation’s 4G next-generation air-to-ground (ATG) internet …

DOT IG: FAA Not Up to Speed in Stars Integration

Stars is critical to achieving the expected benefits of the FAA’s NextGen initiative, including enhancing capacity, reducing delays, and displaying ADSB information for controllers. “But Stars program risks, if not mitigated, could impact the long-term viability of NextGen,” the DOT IG report said. “In addition …

Thales Tests Aireon’s ADSB Data

Thales, whose air traffic management automation systems are widespread in air traffic control (ATC) centers around the world, has been testing Aireon’s automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) data for almost one year. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in 2015, Thales …

Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow, no survivors reported

… Domodedovo airport, and was headed to Orsk — a city in the Urals near the border with Kazakhstan. “The speed and altitude graph for flight 6W703 show a descent from 6,200 feet to 3,200 feet during the last minute before the ADSB signal was lost,” said flight-tracking service Flightradar24 in a tweet.

Some 71 people thought dead after airliner crashes near Moscow

News reports said 71 people – 65 passengers and six crew – were on board the plane heading for the city of Orsk, about 1,600km southeast of Moscow. … The speed and altitude graph for flight #6W703 show a descent from 6200 feet to 3200 feet during the last minute before the ADSB signal was lost …

KK’s Flight Information Region’s ATC to be upgraded

Together with local contractor, Novatis Resources, Thales will be bringing to the table its state-of-the-art ICAO’s ASBU-ready TopSky-ATC system, its new generation primary and secondary co-mounted radars, ADSB (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) ground stations and latest DVOR-DME …

GAO: Even With Move To NextGen, FAA No Longer Expected To Retire Radars

The FAA no longer believes it will save money by retiring some radar installations when automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) becomes its primary means of tracking aircraft, U.S. aviation experts say. Under a regulation the FAA published in 2010, civil and military aircraft flying in U.S. …

Northern next-gen

Unless one has been flying without a radio in NORDO state for the last few years, most operators know that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out (ADSB Out) mandate clock is ticking. Satellite in orbit Aireon’s satellite-based coverage will …

FAA No Longer Expects To Save By Retiring Radars

The FAA no longer believes it will save money by retiring some radar installations when automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) becomes its primary means of tracking aircraft, U.S. aviation experts say. Under a regulation the FAA published in 2010, civil and military aircraft flying in U.S. …

Air Traffic Management: Next Phase

Airservices Australia has been a global pioneer in the use of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) for more than a decade. But while few other countries have kept pace in terms of deployment or application, the rapid rate of technological advance means Airservices is already looking to …

Singapore 2018: Thales working on Malaysian ATC upgrade

Together with local contractor Novatis Resources, Thales will be supplying its TopSky ATC system, new-generation primary and secondary co-mounted radars, ADSB (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) ground stations and latest DVOR-DME. According to Thales, more than 70% of …

New Bell 412EPI helicopters for the Philippine Air Force

The Bell BasiX Pro system is specifically designed to meet the requirements of twin-engine helicopters and is optimized for IFR, Category A and JAR OPS3 compliant operations. The avionics suite also includes high-resolution digital maps, electronic charts and approach plates, and ADSB transponder.

Rockwell Collins Scores Regional Successes

Included is an order to upgrade four Boeing 737-300s of Singapore-based Airmark Aviation with the TPR-901 Mode S transponder and GPS-4000S global positioning system sensor as part of an ADSB Out solution. Airmark holds an option on a fifth upgrade. Another Singapore-headquartered company …

Bell 412 to Play Part in Philippines Revival

The avionics suite offers high-resolution digital maps and charts, and an ADSB transponder. Up to 14 passengers can be carried in single-pilot operations, and the helicopter has a 5,100-pound useful load. New-build 412EPIs come with BLR Strake and FastFin performance enhancements as standard.

AIRMARK Aviation selects Rockwell Collins’ ADSB Out solution for its Boeing 737-300 aircraft

AIRMARK Aviation, based in Singapore, has selected Rockwell Collins’ ADSB Out solution to upgrade four of its Boeing 737-300 aircraft, with an option to fit one more. Work is expected to begin next month and be completed by the middle of 2019.

Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks, ADSB May Expose F-22s To Web Based Tracking GAO Warns

A new report highlights the risks of ADSB transponders. But it focuses on technology rather than operation security. We have been writing about this topic since 2011. As most of our readers already know by now, Flightradar24 and PlaneFinder are two famous Web-based services that let anyone who …

How reliable is ADSB Out technology for military surveillance?

The Federal Aviation Administration has been working to deploy technology called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out, or ADSB Out. It will give controllers much more information about planes in the air. The Defense Department plans to add this technology to a growing number of military …

Many Indonesian airports to be revamped amid increasing number of flights

“In response to the increasing number of passengers, the ministry will upgrade the airports’ infrastructure and service quality,” Transportation … In Papua, the government is improving airport security and modernizing airport equipment like automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) and …

Ministry Revamp Airports as Number of Passengers Rises 11 Percent

In Jakarta, the Ministry is building the third runway in Soekarno-Hatta Airport. In Bali, the Ministry plans to add parking stand for airplanes.In Papua, the Ministry is modernizing flight supporting equipment including automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) and several satellite-based landing …

Many airports to be revamped amid increasing number of flights

… in Bali was planning to expand the apron to allow for parking more airplanes, said the official. In Papua, the government is improving airport security and modernizing airport equipment like automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) and satellite-connected airplane landing facility. (dpk/bbn) …

Is the FAA Endangering America’s Stealth Fighters?

The GAO examined how the military is implementing an FAA requirement for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast. Aircraft equipped with ADSB use satellite GPS to determine their location, speed and altitude, and then broadcast that information to ground controllers and other aircraft. In 2010 …

A-ASI Expanding Trials of MQ-9B in Controlled Airspace

To get to certification, GA-ASI not only is working with regulators on standards and regulations, but it also has designed the MQ-9B to incorporate a series of sense-and-avoid systems, including radar that is coupled with TCAS II, ADSB, and IFF (identification of friend or foe). That information is “fused …

How the F-22 and F-35 Could Lose Their Stealth (Thanks to the Federal Government)

As part of its modernization efforts, the FAA has issued a rule that requires all aircraft—military and civilian—operating within U.S. national airspace to be equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out transponders, which broadcast its position via satellite, by January 1, 2020.

Asia-Pacific Open Skies Gets Closer

Malaysia is in the midst of constructing a new ATC center and hopes to increase hourly movements at Kuala Lumpur from 78 to 108, and install ADSB capability. The center will open in 2019 with Thales and Selex ES, Indera Systemas as main systems providers. Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam have …

STC Connects FreeFlight Sensor and L3 Transponders

Stevens Aviation has received an approved model list (AML) STC for installation of the FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor along with L3’s NXT mode-S transponders, to provide a reasonably priced ADSB Out solution for several Part 25 business aircraft. The first installation was done in a …

FAA Cracking Down on Improper ADSB Codes

FAA Cracking Down on Improper ADSB Codes. By Nick Zazulia | January 31, 2018. ADSB coverage. ADSB coverage in the U.S. Image courtesy of Google. The FAA said it is cracking down on improper ADSBcodes in 2018. Though improperly configured ADS-Bs broadcasting improper hexadecimal …

Loophole Could Let Enemies Track Pentagon’s Stealth Fighter

“Unless DoD and FAA focus on these risks and approve one or more solutions in a timely manner, they may not have time to plan and execute actions that may be needed before Jan. 1, 2020—when all aircraft are required to be equipped with ADSB Out technology,” the GAO warned in a January 2018 …

Flying Colours significantly increases its capabilities for ADS-Bs

With these investments, Flying Colours is anticipating the entry into force on 1st January 2020 of the mandate by the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for all commercial planes to be equipped with ADSB Out, like all planes which operate in Class A, B and C air space and E above 10 000 …

ADS-B in the News 1/1 – 1/31/2018

FAA Cracks Down on Erroneous ADSB Codes

If you are one of many pilots who have stayed ahead of the mandate to install ADSB-Out equipment in your airplane before January 1, 2020, you might want to make sure that the transponder codes in the system are correct. The FAA is cracking down on what is called non-performing equipment (NPE) …

Gary Jet Center Opens Avionics Shop, Becomes Garmin® Dealer

As an authorized Garmin dealer, Gary Jet Center’s avionics team will be utilizing the latest test equipment to provide a variety of avionics upgrades, modifications and completions. From simple installation to a full glass cockpit upgrade, including the mandated ADSB solutions, Gary Jet Center is thrilled …

Pentagon, FAA Lag In Agreement On ADSB Out

The Defense Department and the FAA are negotiating a memorandum of agreement to accommodate military aircraft that will not make the January 2020 mandate to have avionics installed for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) “Out” position reporting. As of late last year, the …

Deadline Nears For ADSB Rebate

Aircraft owners who have gone through the process of upgrading for ADSB, and applied for the FAA’s $500 rebate, must submit all their paperwork by Feb. 15 to complete their claim. After the equipment is installed, the aircraft must be flown in ADSB-controlled airspace before receiving the rebate.

Bad ADSB Codes a No-Go, Per FAA

Though improperly configured ADS-Bs broadcasting improper hexadecimal codes like 000000 or FFFFFF are nothing new, as of Jan. 2, the FAA has started actively blocking them. The FAA said that, on average, there is a flight per day in the national airspace using one of these codes, despite the fact …

THAI flight from Hong Kong skids off Phuket runway, incident under investigation

The incident, although under investigation, is not being treated as a critical failure, with no injuries reported. The aircraft sustained minor damage and was back in service within hours, the report added. “According to ADSB data the aircraft departed Phuket for Bangkok (Thailand) as flight TG-208 about 2 …

China flies with ADSB In

The ADSB In test flight demonstrated the Airbus A321’s ability to receive flight information system-broadcast (FIS-B), traffic information system-broadcast (TIS-B) data, and direct communications from other ADSBequipped aircraft. This first step accounts for one half of ADSB communications—the other …

Last day to claim ADSB rebate nears

ADSB uses GPS satellites instead of ground-based radar to determine aircraft location, and is a key technology behind the FAA’s Next Generation Air Traffic Control System. The FAA has mandated ADSB Out equipage after Jan. 1, 2020, for flight in airspace where a transponder is required today.

Pentagon, FAA Lag In Agreement On ADSB Out

The Defense Department and the FAA are negotiating a memorandum of agreement to accommodate military aircraft that will not make the January 2020 mandate to have avionics installed for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) “Out” position reporting. As of late last year, the …

FAA, Pentagon Lag In Addressing ADSB Risks, GAO Says

FAA and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) have not approved any fixes to address security and operational risks to military aircraft associated with transmitting their position by Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out technology, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

GAO: Pentagon And FAA Lag In Addressing ADSB Risks

In a report to Congress this month, the GAO said an agreement the agencies are negotiating focuses on equipping military aircraft to comply with the … You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access “GAO: Pentagon And FAA Lag In …

GAO: Pentagon, FAA Lag In Addressing ADSB Risks

FAA and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) have not approved any fixes to address security and operational risks to military aircraft associated with transmitting their position by Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out technology, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

FAA: US ADSB Mandate Applies to Foreign Operators

The Jan. 1, 2020 effective date requiring ADSB Out for operating in certain U.S. airspace applies to foreign-registered aircraft as well as N-numbered aircraft, the FAA stressed in its latest edition of FAA SatNav News. In addition, the agency said, ADSB Out equipment on non-U.S.-registered aircraft must …

Report: ADSB is a Cyber Risk to US Military Aircraft

U.S. Defense Department officials have yet to address known cybersecurity risks associated with a military aircraft tracking tool and have only two years before the system must be fully integrated, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published Jan. 18. The ADSB Out tracking …

STAR Gazing At KGYY: Improving Arrival Safety And Efficiency

… from voice to digital communication, and from point-to-point data to fully integrated information management. This massive modernization effort, known as NextGen, is introducing a new aviation lexicon including ERAM, ADSB Out and In, Data Comm, CPDLC, PBN and RNP and ultimately will impact …

BendixKing Receives STC for AeroVue Flight Deck

The system also meets ADSB Out requirements. “We are excited to bring the same quality and sophistication of Honeywell’s Primus Epic and Primus Apex integrated flight decks to King Air B200 customers,” said David Steinhoff, senior product manager at BendixKing. “AeroVue provides our customers …

ForeFlight Founder Talks App Growth in Cockpits

Since ForeFlight launched in 2007 on the eve of the iPhone revolution, the company’s star has continued to rise, and today, it is the aviation industry’s undisputed go-to app for situational awareness in the cockpit. From the beginning, co-founders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller have had their share of …

German MRO Now Offers CJ Series ADSB Solution

Atlas Air Service also expects to obtain FAA approval for the CitationJet ADSB Out upgrade, said chief technology officer Gregor Bremer, adding the first client jets have already been equipped. The ADSB Out upgrade is available at the company’s Bremen, Paderborn, and Augsburg facilities. Atlas also …

Flying Colours ramping up team, STCs and equipment for ADSB installations

During this week’s NBAA Regional Forum in West Palm Beach, Fla., Flying Colours Corp. (Booth #119) will be promoting its ADSB Out services in support of the industry’s preparation for the Jan. 1, 2020 mandate. Flying Colours Corp. is ramping up for increased ADSB Out and avionics installations.

Flying Colours ramps-up team to support ADSB installations

It already holds approval from the FAA, TCCA and EASA, to install the ADSB OUT solution on the Bombardier Challenger 604/605 airframes, and has installed the solution on more than 20 aircraft of these types across North America, and sold the STC for installation by other completion centres on an …

Aireon Details the Effectiveness of New Satellites

The first test aircraft departed Atlantic City International Airport and flew through New York Oceanic Airspace (KZWY), broadcasting the aircraft identification, position, velocity and altitude every 0.5 seconds. During the second test, NAV CANADA, operating a Bombardier jet specially equipped with ADSB …

The Bottom Line: We all started in the same place

The fear in privatization is resources being diverted away from smaller general aviation airports, and smaller commercial air carriers. Harrison stated, “less than 20% of airlines fleet has been upgraded to take advantage of ADSB efficiencies. 1%” of airlines are capable of using it, versus 80% of the ..

Global air traffic will be tracked ‘everywhere’ – Aireon

ADSB however automatically beams pertinent flight data from planes to receivers on the ground twice per second. In other words, the aircraft’s computers automatically and continuously communicate with controllers on the ground, providing an unprecedented degree of real time surveillance.

Aireon’s Space-Based ADSB Successfully Tested with FAA

Aireon’s Space-Based ADSB Successfully Tested with FAA – Satellite Today

BendixKing: AeroVue Flight Deck Certified

After a long certification process, BendixKing has earned STC (supplemental type certificate) approval for the AeroVue integrated flight deck on Beech King Air B200 models. The AeroVue integrated avionics suite trickles down from the Honeywell Primus Epic/Apex used in various business jet …

This Innovation May Save Airlines and Air Cargo Carriers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Aireon, a partnership between global communications satellite operator Iridium and a handful of air traffic control providers, is trying to change that by connecting global air traffic to a satellite-based communication network. Through technology known as ADSB, Aireon would track commercial aircraft …

GAO: DoD, FAA Should Address Security Risks Associated With ADSB Avionics Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration to mitigate security risks associated with the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out avionics on military aircraft. GAO said Thursday individuals can use “readily ..

Elliott Completes Ground Testing Of Excel, XLS ADSB Equipment

Elliott Aviation has completed FAA ground testing and flight testing of its new ADSB equipment for the Citation Excel and XLS airframes. The supplemental type certificate can also be applied to any aircraft with the Honeywell Primus radio package, such as the Hawker 800A/800XP and Hawker 1000.

Next gen aircraft ID system vulnerable, watchdog finds

Through ADSB, the FAA is looking to modernize ground-based radar systems with a satellite-based system for automated aircraft position reporting, navigation and digital communications. ADSB provides more precise locations of aircraft in the air and on the ground at airports, has a greater coverage …

A decade later, still no cybersecurity fixes for NextGen aircraft tracking

The DoD expressed concerns about ADSB Out starting in 2008 because the technology uses global positioning satellites to provide real-time aircraft location and velocity data more accurately than legacy radar. Defense officials said the new tracking technology presented possible risks to military …

Space-Based ADSB Undergoes Successful Testing

The FAA’s testing took place between New Jersey and New York, while NAV CANADA’s testing happened in Edmonton airspace. Both used ADSB transponders operating at 125 watts. NAV CANADA’s Director of Flight Operations Anthony MacKay said that everything used in the test is commercially ..

High-tech but obsolete: Air-traffic control starts seeing decades-delayed upgrade

“The FAA claims that by the year 2020, the combined efforts of multiple new NextGen platforms will reduce delays by 38 percent, saving an estimated $24 billion for the US. The system similar to the ADSB, Performance-Based Navigation and Data Comm are expected to save time and fuel, decrease …

US and Canada test out satellite navigation technology fast replacing radar

The US’ Federal Aviation Authority and Canada’s air navigation service provider have conducted further trials of an ADSB system as both prepare to roll … top and bottom-mounted antennas on the FAA’s “flying laboratory” jet known as N47, retrofitted with highly calibrated flight-data test equipment and ..

Security risks remain unresolved in new system for tracking military aircraft

In 2010, the FAA issued a final rule requiring all civilian and military aircraft flying within U.S. airspace to be equipped with ADSB Out, which uses satellites to transmit flight information to enabled receivers. ADSBOut is a key component of the FAA’s ongoing modernization effort to switch from a …

Urgent Need for DOD and FAA to Address Risks and Improve Planning forTechnology That Tracks …

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.

FAA and NAV CANADA flight tests further validate Aireon’s space-based ADSBsystem

“These flights are a key step in validating Aireon’s space-based ADSB system,” said Dr. Michael Garcia, director of systems engineering at Aireon. “The technology has exceeded our expectations in both the U.S. and Canada to provide real-time surveillance. Most exciting for our team was to see how …

BendixKing AeroVue Certified in King Air B200

“We are excited to bring the same quality and sophistication of Honeywell’s Primus Epic and Primus Apex integrated flight decks to King Air B200 … “AeroVue provides our customers the reliability and functionality that they expect. … The suite is also full compliant with the FAA’s ADSB mandate.

BendixKing AeroVue Receives King Air Certification

The new flight deck is available now, and brings business jet technology and functionality to the general aviation cockpit. This is BendixKing’s first … greater range and more payload capacity. Finally, AeroVue brings owners into compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s ADSB mandate.

Elliott Nears Citation Excel/XLS STC for Low-cost ADSB

Elliott Aviation is anticipating an STC from the FAA for its new low-cost ADSB Out solution for the Cessna Citation Excel and XLS. According to the Illinois-based MRO, the STC can also be applied to any aircraft with the Honeywell Primus radio package, including the Hawker 800A/800XP and 1000; …

Elliott Aviation Successfully Completes FAA Testing on New Low-Cost ADSBSolution for Citation …

January 17, 2018, Moline, IL – Elliott Aviation, a leading avionics retrofitter and holder of multiple ADSBSTC’s, has just successfully completed FAA ground testing and flight testing of their new low-cost ADSBsolution for the Citation Excel and XLS airframes. In addition to the Citation Excel, this STC …

Air Traffic Control Enters the 21st Century

Today, by requiring each aircraft to constantly broadcast its GPS-verified position, a new technology, Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADSB), gives controllers a precise fix on each airplane in the airspace. In addition to the controller, other pilots get the same information—everything …

Stevens Aviation Announces STC for NXT-600 Transponder

South Carolina-based Stevens Aviation has secured an AML STC for L3 Aviation’s NXT-600 mode-S transponder. This allows the company to provide ADSB Out compliance for several aircraft models. The first aircraft to be upgraded with the installation was a Citation 650 with a non-integrated avionics …

Garmin earns two Supplier of the Year awards from Embraer

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADSB solutions and other products and services that are known …

AOPA Offers Midair Safety Seminars

Pilots may think that talking to ATC or using ADSB protects them from mid-air collisions, but mistakes still can happen, and they can be fatal. AOPA’s Air Safety Institute is taking on the mid-air threat in a big way, offering in-person seminars at 48 sites across the U.S. this year. “What we hope pilots take …

GomSpace selects Virgin Orbit to launch new nanosatellites

GomSpace’s Mauritius-based customer Aerial and Maritime will operate the constellation following their launch. GomSpace CEO Niels Buus said: “Virgin Orbit and LauncherOne are a key part of building out our ADSB and AIS monitoring constellation, which is going to fill a need that is both socially and …

GomSpace taps Virgin Orbit to launch nanosatellites for tracking ships and planes

The constellation is designed to carry Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) payloads for tracking planes, and Automatic Identification System (AIS) payloads for maritime vessels. A&M’s constellation will focus on tracking aviation and maritime traffic between 37 degrees north and south …

GCAA’s ADSB systems awaiting IP address to become operational

The ADSB systems installed by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) are aimed at bolstering safety in the aviation sector. Director-General, GCAA, Lieutenant Colonel (retd), Egbert Field said the authority is currently sourcing a static IP address for the systems to become fully operational. “The one ..

GomSpace Signs Contract for Low-inclination Launch on Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne

Virgin Orbit CEO Dan Hart added: “GomSpace has already proven that they have an excellent technologicalsolution that works in space. Now, they need to build out the full constellation, and I’m thrilled that our team at Virgin Orbit is playing a key role in that. The ADSB and AIS tracking that this …

MROinsider.com Adds Three Outside Sales Representatives

About MROinsider.com MROinsider.com was founded in 2016 by Lindsay Irwin and Andy Nixon to improve upon the current system of wordof-mouth referrals for aviation maintenance services. With the industry facing a mandatory ADSB update requirement, the founders felt that was the right time for ..

Asecna to deploy surveillance in Western and Central Africa with Aireon

With AireonSM data, ASECNA will from 2019 be able to introduce a continuous layer of surveillance, augmenting existing infrastructure and completing coverage for their entire airspace. ASECNA joins other African ANSPs in the deployment of space-based ADSB. South Africa’s Air Traffic and …

Insitu demonstrates UAS situational awareness system

The system features radio over internet protocol (ROIP) to expand its ability to communicate with air traffic control and local traffic in the flight path. It also combines Airborne Dependent Surveillance-Broadcasts (ADSB) and transponder returns to enable ground control system operators to see the local …

Dynon Skyview HDX Glass: An Update

ADSB In and Out are also included. The autopilot is controlled through a virtual panel or a dedicated hard panel and offers altitude hold, vertical speed and altitude pre-select. A separate virtual subpanel controls the Mode-S transponder Dynon supplies for ADSB Out. The system will be approved for …

King Air ADSB Out

King Air ADSB Out solutions that won’t break the bank. With the new mandate fast approaching we’ve created a rule of thumb guide for the standard avionics suites supplied within the King Air series. Our aim is to provide you with an understanding of what’s required and how best to achieve the …

Fatal midair sparks renewed call for collision avoidance

The widow of a pilot in a fatal Virginia midair collision that involved FAA and NTSB personnel in 2012 has put the spotlight on collision avoidance … He said ADSB traffic avoidance is “an important piece” of see-and-avoid procedures, “but it’s not the only piece” of safety measures that pilots can utilize.

IMP Electronic Systems awarded STC for modernization of Beechcraft 1900D avionics

The aircraft modification replaces the legacy flight instruments with a suite of Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 components and is fully compliant with ADSB Out and the latest DO-260B standard. The new system will provide enhanced situational awareness, higher reliability and reduced operational costs.

Discovery XL-2 out of hibernation

Upgrades include many new, and optional, panel enhancements: Garmin G500 avionics, a Mid Continent Standby Attitude Module, a Garmin GDL 88 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) transceiver, a BendixKing KN-62A DME, Honeywell KR-87 ADF, and STEC 30 autopilot. Standard …

SiriusXM

SiriusXM provides key features and benefits not offered by ADSB Weather (FIS-B). Whether you fly a Light Sport … SiriusXM and AOPA are offering a free one-year AOPA membership to pilots who purchase any eligible new SiriusXM aviation receiver between January 1 and March 31, 2018. Pilots who …

Standard Aero closes LAX repair shop, blaming decline in TFE731 shop visits

But owners of older business jets face the prospect of mandatory upgrades, such as installing an ADSB-equipped navigation system, by 2020. For the oldest TFE731-powered aircraft, declining residual values often don’t justify the cost of investing in such an upgrade at the same time as a scheduled …

Reduced Air Koryo Beijing-Pyongyang service to continue through February

While Air Koryo’s official schedule data shows the Pyongyang–Shenyang route as being active, automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) data tracked by the NK Pro Aviation Tracker shows no flights recorded on the route since December 27, 2017. The lack of ADSB data since late 2017 ..

Satnews Daily

A major improvement that will result in safer conditions with real-time air traffic surveillance to a vast area of African corridors using space-based ADSB. Aireon and Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) will bring real-time air traffic surveillance to high-trafficked, …

ASECNA and Aireon to provide air traffic surveillance in Africa

Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) and Aireon have signed a data services agreement to provide real-time air traffic surveillance to high-traffic and terrestrial African corridors. ASECNA will use an automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) aircraft …

IMP Electronic Systems awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certificate for the modernization of the …

The aircraft modification replaces the legacy flight instruments with a suite of Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21™ components and is fully compliant with ADSB Out and the latest DO-260B standard. The new system will provide enhanced situational awareness, higher reliability and reduced operational costs …

African Countries Subscribe To Space-Based ADSB System

WASHINGTON—The joint venture developing a space-based surveillance system based on automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) aircraft position reporting has signed a data services agreement with an organization representing 17 countries in West and Central Africa.

Discovery Aviation Launches Advanced XL-2

The airplane features Garmin’s dual-screen G500 flight display and GDL 88 ADSB Out-compliant transponder, an STEC 30 autopilot, a Bendix King KN-62A DME, and Honeywell’s KR-87 ADF system. Discovery Aviation is focusing on the international flight training market and three new XL-2s will soon …

FAA plans to decommission NDB’s at Glenallen, Mekoryuk and Noatak: User feedback requested

AOPA and others are pushing FAA to expand the network of ADSB ground stations in Alaska, to provide a “minimum operational network” across the state. Decommissioning legacy navigation aids is one way to free up resources, but only after the operational needs of the users have been considered.

Piper gains US approval for G1000NXi-equipped pair

Introduced in January 2017, the new flightdeck features wireless cockpit connectivity, enhanced situational awareness, visual approaches and map overlay on the horizontal situation indicator. NXi-equipped aircraft also meet US and European automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADSB) …

Retrofit Avionics Up 28 Percent

In my segment of the industry – avionics manufacturing, distributing and repair – where we are still recovering from the Great Recession of the 2008-2009 era, avionics sales are already trending upward over the last several months; and it appears the increase is partially due to the ADSB Out mandate …

FAA plans to decommission NDB’s at Glenallen, Mekoryuk and Noatak: User feedback requested

AOPA and others are pushing FAA to expand the network of ADSB ground stations in Alaska, to provide a “minimum operational network” across the state. Decommissioning legacy navigation aids is one way to free up resources, but only after the operational needs of the users have been considered.

ASECNA to Deploy Space-Based ADSB in Western and Central Africa

ASECNA joins other African ANSPs in the deployment of space-based ADSB. South Africa’s Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) and …. the IoT technology in their products but they don’t necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so,” explained Adam Morawiec, VP of …

Insitu Demonstrates Broad-area Airspace Situational Awareness System for Unmanned Air Systems

Using either mobile or fixed infrastructure, the system combines Airborne Dependent Surveillance Broadcasts (ADSB) and transponder returns to … and supports unmanned systems and software technology that deliver end-to-end solutions for collecting, processing and understanding sensor data.

FlightAware Doubles ADSB Ground Tracking Network

FlightAware added some 4,000 ground-based ADSB receivers last year, more than doubling its terrestrial network and adding surface-movement coverage of more than 200 airports in the process. The flight-tracking company last fall announced that its coverage was expanding to include airport surface …

Piper M500 and M350 Certified with Garmin G1000 NXi

Additionally, faster processing power supports improved map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Optional features such as SurfaceWatch, Flight Stream 510 and improved ADSB options like the GTX 345 are now all available in the next generation M350 and M500 Piper products.

Piper Offers G1000 NXi Upgrades

Optional features such as SurfaceWatch, Flight Stream 510 and improved ADSB options like the GTX 345 are now available in the Piper cockpits. Piper spokeswoman Jacqueline Carlon told AVweb the STC is not expected to be complete until later this year, so the company hasn’t yet set a firm price for …

Garmin G1000NXi Avionics OK’d for Piper M500

Optional features include SurfaceWatch, Flight Stream 510 wireless gateway, and improved ADSB options. According to Piper president and CEO Simon Caldecott, the G1000NXi avionics further enhance Piper’s M-class aircraft as the “value leaders” in the market place. “NXi equipped M-class products …

Additional NavWorx AMOCs issued

Two new alternate methods of compliance (AMOCs) for the airworthiness directive affecting most NavWorx Inc. universal access transceivers (UATs) were recently approved by the FAA, allowing the NavWorx ADS600-B to be used with certain Avidyne GPS receivers and the ADS600-EXP to be used ..

Banyan Air Service Hosts Upcoming Garmin Seminar

The seminar will be presented by Dave Brown and Joseph Stewart of Garmin and will cover Garmin’s latest retrofit display solutions for Part 25 and Part 23 Turbine aircraft including G5000, G1000 NXi, and G600/G500 TXi. In addition, Garmin’s Part 25 ADSB solutions, the lastest enhancements to the …

The FAA’s new VR app lets you experience ADSB tech through a plane’s cockpit

If you’re not an airplane buff (I’m not), chances are that you haven’t heard of ADSB tech. In layman’s terms, it’s a surveillance technology that uses satellite navigation to position and track an aircraft, and it’s gradually replacing ground radar. The FAA has created a virtual reality app to showcase what …

Year in Review: Culture Change Marks Huerta’s FAA Legacy

Stressing that the 2020 deadline for ADSB Out equipage would not change, he told operators “Manufacturers have done their part. The FAA has done its part. Now it’s time to do yours.” The FAA even developed a rebate program to help promote equipage—and despite Huerta’s urging “don’t leave this …

Pace of aviation innovation picks up

The proliferation of lower-cost avionics included Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) receivers, annunciator panels like the FlexAlert Multifunction Annunciator, and an external data module for GA that looks quite a bit like a bomb and provides a potentially lifesaving source of attitude

SITAONAIR details how airline RFP process is evolving for IFEC

So says SITAONAIR VP of strategy Dominique El Bez in a wide-ranging interview with Runway Girl Network, during which he also revealed that the Aireon space-based ADSB service is exceeding expectations during testing. “You still have some RFPs with IFEC together, but what I tend to think is we

Duncan Aviation Updates Its ADSB Straight Talk Book

Informing customers about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) NextGen mandates is just one of the ways Duncan Aviation keeps its customers in the air instead of on the ground. Another way is by publishing and updating the company’s Straight Talk books on a regular basis

ITU adopts new satellite technique to improve flight safety

The technical principals adopted by ITU support implementation of reception of ADSB via satellite that would enhance surveillance of aircraft, particularly in areas where terrestrial receivers cannot practically be deployed, such as in oceanic, trans-polar and remote regions and would be a major step in …

FlightAware Announces ADSB Coverage Growth

ADSB is a surveillance technology via which an aircraft automatically determines its position and broadcasts it, enabling the plane to be tracked. The FAA has mandated that aircraft flying above 10,000 feet in United States airspace must be equipped to send ADSB positions by January 1, 2020

Reviews for DUAL XGPS190 ADSB Receiver

Reviews for With Dual Band and AHRS The XGPS190 features a WAAS GPS, dual band (978/1090 MHz) ADSB receiver for weather & traffic information, and AHRS artificial horizon for EFB apps with synthetic vision. It connects to up to 2 devices via Bluetooth

UPS, Boeing 757 Hacking and More Top Avionics Articles of 2017

The Cost of ADS-B and Where to Find Financial Assistance. No surprise that breaking into the top five in this list is an article about ADS-B. As the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate creeps closer, the pressure to equip in the near future is mounting. In this article, Robert Moorman explores what general aviation …

ADS-B in the News 12/1 – 12/31/2017

ADSB and Aviation Cybersecurity: Should Passengers Be Concerned?

The data format of the transponder was created to help with ground-based radar systems in tracking and to identify aircraft en route. As its name suggests, ADSB takes the data coming in from the aircraft’s transponder (and related equipment such as a GPS position source) and aggregates it into a …

5 US Regulatory Changes That Could Shake Aviation Up in 2018

Although the deadlines have not yet occur, the FAA (and R&WI) spent a fair amount of time in 2017 talking about the agency’s 2018 mandate for flight data monitoring in air ambulance helicopters and, of course, the 2020 ADSB Out mandate. The deadlines aren’t being pushed back and it is time to …

Aireon Hitchhikes on Iridium to Track Airplanes

Instead of using expensive satcom or adding dedicated gear, Aireon listen to ADSB equipment already installed as part of international air traffic control modernization. But since ADSB was designed for aircraft-to-aircraft and aircraft-to-ground, Aireon had some challenges to overcome. Like the fact …

Vulcanair V1.0 Receives FAA Certification

While long certified in Europe, Vulcanair brought the V1.0 to last year’s EAA AirVenture show and promised that it would achieve FAA certification by the … Avionics include a Garmin G500 primary/multifunction display, GTN 650 GPS/com touchscreen navigator, GTX 33 mode-S transponder with ADSB …

End of the Line: Bizjets to Beer Cans

With the FAA mandate for ADSB equipage looming at the beginning of 2020, there is debate within the industry as to whether this added expense will precipitate a major retirement of elderly business aircraft, those whose diminished value and use would scarcely justify the cost of the upgrade.

Aireon(SM) System Deployment Passes Midway Point with Fourth Successful Launch

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 22, 2017 /CNW/ — Aireon announced today the successful fourth launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) payloads hosted onboard the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation. At 5:27 PM PST, a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 …

SpaceX launch sparks UFO sightings

… with the Certus next-generation communications platform as well as the Aireon aircraft tracking and surveillance system. “In an historic first, this system will provide air traffic control organizations and aircraft operators that purchase the service with a real-time, global visibility of ADSB equipped aircraft …

SpaceX rocket mistaken for UFO, missile by spooked Californians

SpaceX has made four launches and expects to make several more to complete the job by mid-2018. “In a historic first, upon completion this system will provide air traffic control organizations and aircraft operators that purchase the service with real-time, global visibility of ADSB equipped aircraft”.

SpaceX rocket launch lights up the Southern California sky

Camera-wielding witnesses snapped photos and quickly posted them on social media, with many wondering if it was a UFO. … completion this system will provide air traffic control organizations and aircraft operators that purchase the service with real-time, global visibility of ADSB equipped aircraft.”.

Aireon space-based ADSB tracking exceeding SITAONAIR expectations

As more Iridium NEXT satellites are launched into low earth orbit to build out the full constellation – the next batch of 10 satellites is scheduled to ride on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on 22 December – flight tracking tests are already underway at SITAONAIR, which is using data from the current in-orbit …

Ilevil

This portable tool combines the latest in GPS, AHRS, ADSB, and Data Hi All, just a short post on the new panel built around the GRT 4000 Engine Monitoring System and the iLevil AW3. Portable ADSB receiver, AHRS and GPS solutions for iPad and Android. Yes. Portable ADSB receiver, AHRS and …

Levil brings BOM to market

The BOM retails online for $1,295 without an ADSB receiver, and $1,595 with ADSB In capability. … Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) policy enacted in 2016, with strong support from AOPA, and joins a growing list of devices and equipment credited with contributing to the increased safety of general …

FAA certifies Garmin GDL 82

Garmin announced Dec. 21 that it has received FAA certification for its new GDL 82 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) Out transceiver, the latest addition to the company’s line of certified ADSBsolutions. The GDL 82 is a small, lightweight Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) with a …

FAA To Filter Aircraft With Non-Performing ADSB Equipment

The FAA will implement a filter to prevent certain aircraft equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) Out transponders from … Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access “FAA To Filter Aircraft With Non-Performing ADSB Equipment”.

FAA To Block Erroneous ADSB Signals from Aircraft

Starting January 2, the FAA will implement a filter for certain ADSB equipped aircraft found to be broadcasting erroneous or improper information that could affect the safe provision of air traffic services. “Any aircraft subject to the filter will not have its ADSB information sent to an ATC facility nor will the …

Iridium launch to make history

Iridium Communications Inc. is making final preparations for its next launch. Iridium-4 is scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 5:32 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Dec. 22. The backup launch date is Dec. 23. The company said the launch marks the midway point of its launch …

ITU to Improve Safety In-Flight by Tracking Aircraft with Satellite

The technical principals adopted by ITU support implementation of ADSB reception via satellite that would enhance surveillance of aircraft, particularly in areas where terrestrial receivers cannot practically be deployed, such as in oceanic, trans-polar and remote regions — and would be a major step in …

ITU adopts technical principals for satellite-based aircraft tracking

The principals are expected to help implement the reception of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) to improve surveillance of aircraft, … China Sea, ITU has undertaken activities to improve the tracking of in-flight aircraft using advanced information and communication technologies.

ITU adopts technical principles for enhanced global aircraft flight tracking through ‘Automatic …

Different aircraft automatic dependent surveillance systems have been standardised within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), such as terrestrial automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) and automatic dependent surveillance-contract (ADS-C). Aircraft automatic dependent …

Satnews Daily

The technical principals adopted by ITU support implementation of reception of ADSB via satellite that would enhance surveillance of aircraft, particularly in areas where terrestrial receivers cannot practically be deployed, such as in oceanic, trans-polar and remote regions – and would be a major step …

International Space Experts to Attend Embry-Riddle’s 4th Annual Space Traffic Management …

Topics include commercial space transportation and impacts on the National Airspace System; security issues; challenges and benefits of increasing small satellite constellations capacity; integrating satellite-based ADSB; communication standards for space traffic; government research needs; future …

ADSB: The Looming January 2020 Deadline

Have you installed yours yet? The January 2020 ADSB Out deadline is coming up fast for private jet owners.

Gulf Coast Avionics Completes Garmin ADSB Upgrade on Cessna 414A

Lakeland, FL (December 20, 2017) — Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics announced that the company has completed an extensive avionics upgrade on a Cessna 414A Chancellor pressurized twin. “The owner is probably general aviation’s leading authority on the Cessna 414-series …

Tick-Tock: ADSB Deadline Nears, Along With Installation Tears

Two years out from its mandate for aircraft to equip for ADSB Out position reporting, the FAA is grappling with a significant level of misinstalled avionics. And aircraft operators continue to delay upgrading their aircraft, presaging a rush to equip .

Skybeacon Installation Review

In the end though, we realized it would be easier for customers to simply work with the FAA’s better-known N-registration format.” Braun said a new version of the installer due out soon will eliminate any confusion. The app also offers a visual verification of what the ADSB is actually broadcasting once …

Skybeacon Installation Review

With the ADSB Out compliance date drawing ever closer, many pilots are still waiting for the big holiday deal on the technology they’ll need to meet the deadline. Not long after we ran a story on the Skybeacon wingtip ADSB Out solutions, uAvionix asked if we knew anyone with an experimental …

UN agency adopts new satellite tracking of in-flight aircraft to improve safety

Within the framework of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), different aircraft automatic dependent surveillance systems have been standardized, such as terrestrial automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADSB) and automatic dependent surveillance-contract (ADS-C).

GomSpace Secures Additional Contract with Aerial & Maritime Ltd.

18, 2017 /PRNewswire/KOREA IT TIMES- GomSpace A/S – a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB (the “Company”) and Aerial & Maritime Ltd. (“A&M”) have … 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 …

FAA-2017-1194

awareness, including position reports from aircraft not equipped with ADSB Out. TIS–B data may not provide as much information as could be received directly from an aircraft’s ADSB Out broadcast, because of the required data processing. The TIS–B signal is an advisory service that is not designed …

Skybeacon Installation Review

With the ADSB Out compliance date drawing ever closer, many pilots are still waiting for the big holiday deal on the technology they’ll need to meet the deadline. Not long after we ran a story on the Skybeacon wingtip ADSB Out solutions, uAvionix asked if we knew anyone with an experimental …

Adsb

Aug 31, 2010 As you’ve doubtless heard, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADSB, long spoken of as the surveillance system of the future, is officially here. Recently the FlightAware Prostick Plus was released. Garmin offers the industry’s most comprehensive line of certified ADSB …

What Is ADSB and What Do Lenders and Lessors Need to Know About ADSB?

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast, or ADSB, is a satellite-based tracking system that increases the safety of flight operations. The technology provides precise location information for aircraft, including coverage in remote areas (such as the Gulf of Mexico) that do not have radar coverage.

This Shadowy Testbed Jet Has Been Flying Missions With A False Registration For Months

The aircraft shows up on Flightaware.com and on ADSB flight trackers under this registration and it has been quite active over the last month and a half, flying between Tucson, Phoenix, Mojave, Holloman AFB, and NAS Point Mugu. The fact that it has been flying under this registration for at least four …

Things get critical for CubeSat teams

The review process evaluates the overall quality of the CubeSat design to confirm that it is suitable to meet the technical and programmatic … the CubeSat is fitted with an on-board ADSB receiver, to allow the student team to not only track aircraft, but also to characterise the reception of the signal from …

Pioneering ADSB Solutions

For years, we have been at the forefront of the design, development and manufacture of many of the industry’s most innovative ADSB solutions. Find out where we got our start in ADSB, along with many of the advanced features we created along the way.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB)

Background: As demand for our nation’s airspace grows, NextGen technologies and procedures are making air travel safer and more efficient, with less impact on the environment. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) is a foundational NextGen technology that transforms aircraft …

China tests ADSB systems

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has conducted the first tests of the ADSB air traffic safety systems in China.

Hawaiian Sees Airbus A321neo as New ‘Competitive Weapon’

Hawaiian’s A321neo cockpit features Rockwell Collins avionics, including a digital low-range altimeter, ADSB-compliant transponders and new multi-mode receivers. The neo fleet being delivered to Hawaiian will also feature the avionics maker’s MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar technology, which …

Czechoslovak Group acquires ELDIS Pardubice

ELDIS exports the radar technology to numerous countries, it says, providing primary and secondary surveillance systems, as well as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB). CSG, meanwhile, holds a variety of industrial and commercial companies based in the Czech Republic and …

Japanese tech to make flying safer in India

It can also be combined with other surveillance systems, such as radar and ADSB (another form of communication system), to improve the total surveillance picture. MLAT applications will have a direct effect upon aerodrome operations, traffic synchronization, airspace user operations, and conflict …

BendixKing’s Latest ADSB Out Transponder is Ready for Installation on CitationJets

1, 2020, mandate requirements. The upgrade includes​_ two custom-designed KT 74 ADSB Out transponders, a new CNI 5000 panel overlay, and an optional GPS receiver and Wi-Fi module that provide ADSB In capability for free in-flight weather information. Installation of the KT 74 transponders and …

Improper use of holiday laser lights could pose threat to aviation safety

Laser projectors that shine festive displays on houses must be aimed at solid surfaces and not towards the sky. … LLC, an international joint venture deploying a space based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) system that will expand air traffic surveillance to all regions of the globe.

Commercial Aircraft Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) Global Market to grow at a …

The study covers geographic analysis that includes regions like Americas, APAC, EMEA and important players/vendors such as Honeywell International, ACSS, Rockwell Collins, and Garmin With n-number of tables and figures examining the Commercial Aircraft Airborne Collision Avoidance System, …

ACSS Collaborates To Demonstrate ADSB In in China

ACSS announced today the first successful in-flight ADSB In demonstrations in China using jets. The demonstrations were performed with three Airbus A321s on approach to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and were conducted in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Administration of China, …

UC10x Series of Transponders, ADSB & TABS Devices

Urban Canyon UC10x Series of Transponders, TABS, and ADSB Devices are the first designed specifically for the commercial unmanned air vehicle (UAV) market, where low cost and small size are at a premium.

Drone users face Casey Council crackdown with new law aimed at nuisance operators

CASEY Council has created an ambitious new law to help protect people from drone-related crime and nuisance — but the federal aviation authority … Mr Gibson said technology similar to automatic dependent surveillance — broadcast (ADSB), which is an aircraft surveillance technology that uses …

RAI Jets LLC Upgrades Historic Citation X With High-Speed Internet

The Citation X, one of the fastest civilian jets available for charter travel, joined RAI’s fleet in May 2017 and received FAA approval in August. RAI’s Citation X … This will fulfill the FAA requirement that aircraft operating in certain airspace must be equipped with ADSB by January 1, 2020. RAI is currently …

Measuring HF Signal Speeds In A DIY Coaxial Collinear Antenna

Air Traffic Controllers use Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADSB) as an alternative to secondary radar to track aircraft. The ADSB is transmitted by the aircraft and contains information such as GPS position, pressure, altitude, and callsign among other things at a 1090 MHz frequency, …

GAT Wins $32M Contract To Upgrade USAF Learjets

Wichita-based Global Aviation Technologies (GAT) has received the first of 19 U.S. Air Force Learjets that it will update with new avionics. The C-21As, which are the military version of Learjet 35A, will receive ADSBOut, FANS-1/A and electronic flight information systems so the aircraft can operate …

Global Amphibious Land Craft Market 2017: Marine Alutech, Textron, General Dynamics, GRSE …

Global Amphibious Land Craft Market 2017: Marine Alutech, Textron, General Dynamics, GRSE, ADSB … factors of the Amphibious Land Craft market based on present industry situations, market demands, business strategies adopted by Amphibious Land Craft market players and their growth scenario.

FreeFlight Systems Appoints Jen Amundsen as Regional Sales Manager for Western North America

These solutions deliver substantial safety, cost, environmental, and other benefits from the NextGen airspace transformation. Founded in 2001 and based in Texas, the company pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS/GPS receiver and the first rulecompliant UAT ADSB system. FreeFlight Systems …

One of Every Seven ADSB Out Installs Problematic

Nearly 14 percent, or 6,255, of the 45,257 U.S.-based aircraft currently equipped with ADSB Out avionics are not properly transmitting a signal, according to data from Duncan Aviation. While in some cases this is the result of improper hardware installations, in many cases it is caused by incorrect …

Student Experiments SOAR on NASA’s WB-57 High-Altitude Aircraft

And Embry Riddle Aeronautical University constructed a universal test bed to host their three experiments, which included a payload to study and better understand ADSB technology, Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast, a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position …

Innovative Solutions & Support Partners with Triumph Group to Install Flat Panel Display Systems …

… fuel savings and reduced CO2 emissions and achieves 3 and 10 day MMEL approval all within minimum installation downtime. The FPDS offers scalable growth to satisfy operators’ demands today, as well as a platform for NextGen and SESAR requirements. The FPDS is CPDLC, RNP, ADSB In-Trail …

Global Aviation Technologies Updating US Air Force C-21As with ADSB, FANS 1/A, EFIS

Wichita, KS—December 4, 2017— Global Aviation Technologies (GAT) in Wichita has received the first of 19 C-21A jets—the military designation for Learjet 35A model—that it will be updating with new avionics, automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast, or ADSB, Future Air Navigation Systems or …

Global Aviation Technologies begins new USAF work in Wichita

Global Aviation Technologies in Wichita is ramping up its operations and hiring … ADSB (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast), will be the …

Alumni, friends step up to support ‘life-changing’ aviation degree

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Federal Aviation Administration handed down a mandate, and SIU aviation program alumni responded in 14 months with more than $250,000 in pledges toward installing Automatic Dependence Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) transponders in 36 aircraft. “The alumni came …

Towards Navigation Safety for Autonomous Cars

(ADSB is a situational awareness system for collision avoidance, through which aircraft share their positions with Air Traffic Control and with other aircraft.) GNSS/INS navigation systems, which are extensively used in safety-critical aircraft navigation, are also being investigated for HAVs. overall safety …

Air Kyrgyzstan suspends ops after only plane grounded

Air Kyrgyzstan (QH, Bishkek) has suspended operations after its only active aircraft, B737-500 EX-37501 (msn 26419), suffered a bird strike and has not flown since October 26 according to ch-aviation analysis of FlightRadar24 ADSB data. In an interview with Russia’s Sputnik, airline Chief Executive …

Airbus Invests In Maker Of ADSB For UAVs

Airbus’ venture capital investments in the unmanned aircraft industry are continuing with the company taking a stake in uAvionix, a Montana-based startup … an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access “Airbus Invests In Maker Of ADSB For UAVs”.

40% of US Business Aircraft Fleet Won’t Meet ADSB Out Deadline

Forty percent of the U.S. business airplane fleet will not meet the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline for ADSB Out, Duncan Aviation president Aaron Hilkeman said last week at the Corporate Jet Investor Miami conference. To achieve 100 percent compliance within the next 25 months, the current ADSB installation …

ADSB Out ‘Non-Complying Emitters’ Occupy FAA

Two years out from its 2020 mandate to equip for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast “Out” (ADSBOut) position reporting, the FAA is …

PH, Singapore to Inaugurate Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Project in Palawan.

The ADSB is a surveillance technology that allows an aircraft to determine its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. An aircraft equipped with ADSB can broadcast useful information such as their identities, positions, altitudes, and velocities twice every …

Lufthansa Technik Gets STC for A320 ADSB

“The modification can be carried out over three independent night stops, which avoids long ground times and high costs.” Airlines have been granted an “exemption” from the FAA’s 2020 ADSB mandate. But the agency explained last month during Avionics for NextGen that some may be misinterpreting …

Lufthansa Technik Receives Approval for Transponder Modification for Airbus A320 Family

Lufthansa Technik AG has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for modifications on the Airbus A320 Family aircraft to fit them with second-generation “Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast” (ADSB) transponders. Completion of this modern airspace surveillance technology …

Lufthansa Technik Gets A320 ADSB STC, Eyes More Models

Operators in Europe face a June 7, 2020, deadline to have ADSB retrofitted. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) required ADSB capability on newly delivered aircraft starting in January 2015. In the U.S. FAA’s deadline is January 1, 2020. Australia has ADSB in place, and foreign operators …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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