Goers and GOTS describe two critical FAA programs planned for later this year and early next year, respectively. Goers stands for GPS outage en route simulation, while GOTS is similar, but with terminal replacing en route.
Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Team of public and private sector groups as the 2007 recipient of the Collier Trophy.
AIN has learned that a directive from the “highest level” within the FAA has instructed the agency’s ADS-B Program Office to spend the next five months concentrating solely on resolving the user community’s overwhelmingly negative response to the proposed ADS-B implementation plan.
March 3 was not an auspicious day for officials in the FAA’s ADS-B Program Office. That was the final day for submission of comments from the user community on the agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which described how ADS-B would be introduced into the National Airspace System (NAS), and the means and timing of required user compliance.
“We believe that Congress should call for an immediate, comprehensive evaluation of NextGen, before additional funds to implement it are expended,” Natca president Patrick Forrey said yesterday at the Washington, D.C. Aero Club.
Aviation Communications and Surveillance Systems (ACSS) inked an agreement with Airbus to certify the Phoenix avionics maker’s T3CAS product in all Airbus single-aisle (A318/319/320/321) and long-range (A330/A340) airplanes. T3CAS is an integrated system that combines traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS) with terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) capability and a mode-S transponder in a single line-replaceable unit.
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
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.
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.
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.