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June 18, 2013 - 6:55am
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Lockheed Martin has chosen CMC Electronics to provide a new flight management system (FMS) and GPS landing sensor for the avionics upgrade package it is producing for the U.S. Navy’s C-130T fleet.

May 2, 2013 - 2:25pm

AOPA has released an update to its FlyQ iPad electronic flight bag app that adds ADS-B connectivity and expands Duats integration. New features in version 1.1 include ADS-B in-flight weather with support for the new Dual XGPS 170 ADS-B/Waas GPS receiver. The app also offers CSC Duats support, in addition to existing DTC Duat support, for weather information and flight-plan filing. Other enhancements include “Direct To” and “Add to Plan” buttons for flight planning, as well as in-app rental car booking through Enterprise.

May 2, 2013 - 5:10am

LightSquared is slated to exit bankruptcy on May 31, and is required to have its future reorganization plan complete by July15.

April 10, 2013 - 5:52pm

Delta Air Lines has awarded Innovative Solutions & Support a $60 million contract to outfit its fleet of 182 MD-88s and MD-90s as well as several flight simulators with standardized glass cockpits.

April 9, 2013 - 2:33pm

A change in FAA policy that allows the use of GPS approaches at alternate airports should be welcome news for pilots. “Operators are now permitted to file a flight plan for a GPS approach at either the destination or an alternate, but not both,” according to NBAA. The new policy took effect on April 4. Previously pilots could fly GPS approaches only at the destination airport.

March 11, 2013 - 11:40am

While regular helicopter pilot training in day-to-day operations is always beneficial, such training is not always safe when conducted in the air. FlightSafety International’s Dallas Learning Center recently offered AIN reporter Mark Huber a look at the vast range of scenario-based training flights available with Vital X graphics and five-projector technology now available on the EC135 that the simulator emulates.

February 11, 2013 - 10:45am

The Aeronautical Information Manual’s (AIM) Change Two takes effect on March 7 and includes a number of updates. One describes the requirements for two independent navigation systems. It also clarifies the application of different technical standard orders and updates the guidance for standalone GPS approaches. The update adds guidance for using “T-Routes” and “Q-Routes,” as well as the ground based augmentation system (Gbas).

February 11, 2013 - 10:35am

An Airports Authority of India official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AIN the schedule for that nation’s new GPS-augmented navigation system (Gagan) might be pushed back to the end of this year. The Gagan system is the only satellite-based augmentation system that has an enhanced algorithm specifically for the equatorial region.

February 7, 2013 - 9:59am

The certification for India’s GPS-Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (Gagan) project is presently being led by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and, according to an official statement, is “expected to be operational in the summer of 2013.” However, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) official, speaking on condition of anonymity, ha

February 6, 2013 - 1:45pm

Magellan Aviation Group, an integrated aftermarket aviation support services provider, has chosen Quantum Control software to manage its leasing, asset management and repair operations for its worldwide customer base of airlines, OEMs and MRO companies.

 
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