Communication

January 5, 2009 - 6:01am

As of February 1, search-and-rescue satellites will stop monitoring 121.5 MHz, one of the frequencies used by emergency locator transmitters. Although there is no FAA mandate requiring a switch to 406-MHz ELTs, operators should be aware that the international Cospas-Sarsat satellite system will cease to process 121.5-MHz signals on that date.

December 29, 2008 - 7:25am

Nav Canada is warning aviators about a fraudulent e-mail, purportedly from the organization, that attempts to notify operators “of an outstanding debt in the area of air navigation service charges for the year 2007.” According to a spokesman, the e-mail is part of a “fraudulent billing scheme targeting our customers.

October 7, 2008 - 1:55pm

With this summer’s acquisition of Sky Connect by parent EMS Technologies, EMS Satcom can now offer full worldwide satellite communication coverage. Sky Connect, which continues to operate from Takoma Park, Md., offers tracking, text messaging and telephone service for airborne, ground and marine applications over the Iridium satellite network.

October 1, 2008 - 11:46am

ViaSat Mobile Broadband Services is at Booth No.

October 1, 2008 - 5:08am

PMA manufacturers might have a harder time exporting their civilian aircraft parts due to a new International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR rule) issued by the State Department, according to the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

August 27, 2008 - 11:24am

PMA manufacturers might have a harder time exporting their civilian aircraft parts due to a new International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) rule issued by the State Department, according to the Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA).

July 30, 2008 - 9:33am

AINtv.com has won the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award (AJOYA) for best airshow coverage. The pioneering online TV coverage from AIN has been webcasting since September 2006 and was honored for its content at the June 2007 Paris Air Show.

July 30, 2008 - 7:24am

Inmarsat, which last year rolled out its Swift64 airborne satellite Internet service, is seeing its voice and data mix changing as it expands its high-speed data capabilities. And the global mobile satellite communications provider reported there is “significant and continuing demand” for its services arising from global security concerns.

July 28, 2008 - 10:39am

An Internet aircraft-registration system is now online for operators based in Minnesota. According to the state’s transportation department, registering online reduces turnaround time from two weeks (by mail) to approximately two days. Once operators have registered, they can download a temporary receipt to show they have paid until the official aircraft decal arrives in the mail.

July 16, 2008 - 9:08am

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite Internet service is available on only a small handful of business jets, and one of them is here at TAG Aviation on the far side of the airfield.

 
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