Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast

October 4, 2007 - 5:27am

At the end of March, Airservices Australia (the country’s privatized ATC provider) announced that it had contracted with Thales of France to provide ADS-B ground stations at 28 sites, which would combine with the current coastal ATC radars to provide total surveillance coverage across the nation above 30,000 feet. Installations are forecast to be complete by the end of next year.

October 4, 2007 - 5:23am

By this summer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University expects that the flight-training fleets at its Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz. campuses will be fully equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) avionics. Between 40 and 50 aircraft–primarily Cessna 172s and Piper Seminoles–at each location will receive ADS-B installations.

October 4, 2007 - 5:11am

The FAA and Mitre Corp. have awarded WSI a contract to provide datalink weather information for use in the upcoming East Coast evaluation of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology.

October 2, 2007 - 11:24am

The FAA today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require all aircraft flying in the “nation’s busiest airspace” to have ADS-B installed by 2020, enabling air traffic controllers to track aircraft by satellite and pilots to see real-time traffic on a cockpit display.

September 26, 2007 - 1:55pm

With global shipping giant UPS leading the way, business jet operators may soon be able to take advantage of the latest GPS-based navigation system that allows company aircraft to operate more efficiently and safely in the terminal environment.

September 26, 2007 - 12:01pm

Honeywell and Sensis demonstrated in August a concept of providing automated, individual voice warnings to pilots about to fall prey to a runway incursion accident. Unlike the current procedure, the concept technology issues the warning to the pilots at the same time as the air traffic controllers.

September 26, 2007 - 11:34am

The FAA awarded to ITT in August an 18-year, $1.8 billion contract to provide nationwide automatic dependent surveillance- broadcast (ADS-B) service through- out the National Airspace System. ITT will design, build, install, operate and maintain that critical element of the FAA’s NextGen infrastructure, with the agency’s involvement limited to certification and operational oversight.

September 26, 2007 - 10:10am

In her final speech before the Washington Aero Club last month, former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey chided the airlines for causing most of their own delay problems with flight schedules that “are at times out of line with reality.”

September 21, 2007 - 6:08am

The FAA’s decision last month to award ITT Corp. a $1.8 billion contract (including options) to develop and deploy automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology sets in motion a major NextGen ATC project. But it will take years for the full benefits to be realized.

September 19, 2007 - 1:37pm
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Blue skies over the Atlantic may look a little greener over the next few years as the U.S. and European Union member states work together to reduce aviation’s environmental impact.

 
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