Aviation International News » April 2003

January 22, 2008 - 7:43am

The NTSB has sent a letter to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey recommending that the Rockwell Collins AHC-85 attitude heading reference system (AHRS) computers in more than 7,000 regional airliners and business jets be tested to ensure the units won’t fail during aggressive pitch and roll maneuvers.

January 22, 2008 - 7:43am

The NTSB has sent a letter to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey recommending that the Rockwell Collins AHC-85 attitude heading reference system (AHRS) computers in more than 7,000 regional airliners and business jets be tested to ensure the units won’t fail during aggressive pitch and roll maneuvers.

January 22, 2008 - 7:11am

Most corporate pilots know how TCAS operates and what it does, but fewer are familiar with ADS-B. ADS-B works via small onboard transmitter/receivers, which send out brief signal bursts that include the airplane’s identification, GPS position, altitude and current flight profile once per second. These bursts are picked up by all ADS-B-equipped aircraft within line-of-sight range.

January 22, 2008 - 7:11am

Most corporate pilots know how TCAS operates and what it does, but fewer are familiar with ADS-B. ADS-B works via small onboard transmitter/receivers, which send out brief signal bursts that include the airplane’s identification, GPS position, altitude and current flight profile once per second. These bursts are picked up by all ADS-B-equipped aircraft within line-of-sight range.

January 22, 2008 - 6:41am

Boeing 757 and 767 pilots at United Parcel Service (UPS) will soon start using a flight-deck display that will likely be the envy of their airline and corporate cousins and one that is expected to become a future aviation standard.

January 22, 2008 - 6:41am

Boeing 757 and 767 pilots at United Parcel Service (UPS) will soon start using a flight-deck display that will likely be the envy of their airline and corporate cousins and one that is expected to become a future aviation standard.

January 22, 2008 - 6:13am

The FAA awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin last month that will add a third leased geostationary satellite to the two existing satellites used for the wide-area augmentation system (WAAS). Acquisition of a third satellite follows a recommendation from an independent review board study that concluded it was too risky to depend on only two satellites for the availability of the WAAS signal.

January 22, 2008 - 6:13am

The FAA awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin last month that will add a third leased geostationary satellite to the two existing satellites used for the wide-area augmentation system (WAAS). Acquisition of a third satellite follows a recommendation from an independent review board study that concluded it was too risky to depend on only two satellites for the availability of the WAAS signal.

January 22, 2008 - 6:04am

Although few pilots may know the word, multilateration is quickly becoming a household term among air traffic controllers and airport authorities. But pilots will ultimately be one of its major beneficiaries.

January 22, 2008 - 6:04am

Although few pilots may know the word, multilateration is quickly becoming a household term among air traffic controllers and airport authorities. But pilots will ultimately be one of its major beneficiaries.

 
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