Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast

March 6, 2008 - 11:59am

The FAA received more than 250 user comments about its ADS-B proposal before the comment period ended Tuesday, and the consensus is a fairly solid “Yes, but…” While ADS-B won virtually unanimous approval as the way ahead, there was little unanimity in the qualifying “buts.” These escalated from dropping the second antenna for the required back-up transponder; to dropping that transponder completely; to eliminating the need for WAAS; to changin

February 27, 2008 - 5:50am

March 3 is the final date by which the user community can file its comments on the FAA’s Oct. 1, 2007, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the agency’s $2+ billion transition plan to the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system.

February 17, 2008 - 5:17pm

Asia is a prime potential market for Selex Systemi Integrati’s turnkey capability in air defense systems, air traffic management and airport communications systems. The Italian group, which set up shop in Singapore in 1972, most recently supplied mobile air traffic control systems to the Singapore Air Force and has established a terminal maneuvering area system for the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) at Changi Airport.

February 11, 2008 - 11:15am

Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) has emerged as what many describe as the surveillance technology of the future, but Asia Pacific air navigation service providers (ANSPs) are already taking advantage of its capability and cost-efficiency.

February 11, 2008 - 8:43am

The Thales engineering team in Toulouse is developing a new flight deck for the -600 series ATR family, featuring five six- by eight-inch LCD displays and a configuration that is generally lighter in terms of hardware. At the same time, to keep the price down, the French electronics group has made some high-technology functions optional.

February 4, 2008 - 11:03am

The Helicopter Association International has approached Congress advocating a significant improvement in the low-altitude air-traffic infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. In the short term, HAI is promoting an immediate investment by the FAA in currently available, proven VHF communications and automated weather technologies to support the 5,000 to 9,000 flights that operate daily to and from more than 3,800 offshore platforms in the region.

February 4, 2008 - 11:03am

The Helicopter Association International has approached Congress advocating a significant improvement in the low-altitude air-traffic infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico. In the short term, HAI is promoting an immediate investment by the FAA in currently available, proven VHF communications and automated weather technologies to support the 5,000 to 9,000 flights that operate daily to and from more than 3,800 offshore platforms in the region.

February 4, 2008 - 9:23am

TCAS has done a remarkable job of helping pilots avoid midair collisions, providing a last line of defense in those all-too-common instances when two aircraft are racing toward a single point in the sky at precisely the same moment.

February 4, 2008 - 9:23am

TCAS has done a remarkable job of helping pilots avoid midair collisions, providing a last line of defense in those all-too-common instances when two aircraft are racing toward a single point in the sky at precisely the same moment.

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.

 
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