The FAA’s new final rule allowing pilots to update navigation and avionics databases took effect on January 28. The rule covers “updating of databases used in self-contained, front-panel or pedestal-mounted navigation equipment.”
Database management systems
Horizon announced last month that Total-FBO version 4, built on the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 database engine, has received Microsoft’s “Verified for Windows Server 2003” certification. Version 4 of the popular FBO business software changes the database engine, but also involves a rewrite to optimize SQL’s performance capabilities. According to the company, reports that used to take minutes now run in seconds.