For years the world’s aviation authorities have been preparing for the transition to a re-imagined operating environment where an array of new technologies–placed on the ground, in space and in the cockpit–can be applied to the daunting task of funneling thousands more airplanes from departure to destination each day without encountering the choke points that inevitably would arise from using a global navigation infrastructure developed when D
Required Navigation Performance
GE Aviation acquired Naverus, the Kent, Wash.-based supplier of performance-based navigation (PBN) services. Among these services are required navigation performance (RNP) procedure development, PBN procedure maintenance, operations support and consulting for airlines, air navigation service providers and airports.
Honeywell is about to release two long-awaited avionics software upgrades, the first for Gulfstreams flying with the PlaneView cockpit and the other for Dassault Falcons equipped with the EASy flight deck, both of which are based on the avionics maker’s Primus Epic integrated avionics system.
Jeppesen and Satcom Direct announced Monday a teaming relationship that allows each company to sell a bundled solution to their customers that combines flight planning services and cockpit communications.
Honeywell is nearing the approval finish line for major avionics software upgrades in Gulfstreams flying with PlaneView avionics and Dassault Falcons equipped with the EASy cockpit, both of which are based on the avionics maker’s Primus Epic integrated flight deck.
When the Australians decide to go for something, they really go for it. Example: the FAA awarded its nationwide automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) contract in 2007. The Aussies did it more than three years earlier.
A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday introduced a two-year FAA reauthorization bill that speeds up the timetable for implementation of the NextGen ATC system but does not call for user fees. That means, at least for now, general aviation will continue to pay its share of FAA programs and ATC modernization through modestly higher fuel taxes, as opposed to a new system of user fees that the Obama Administration wants in Fiscal Year 2011.
GE Aviation is here in Hall 2A Stand C137 exhibiting a flight deck with a flight management system (FMS) able to optimize approaches for reduced fuel burn and maximized runway usage, with time-of-arrival precision within a claimed seven seconds. In GE’s simulated flight into Frankfurt airport, the new FMS has the aircraft shaving 26 minutes off the average trajectory.
Starting next month, Airbus subsidiary Quovadis will begin offering required navigation performance (RNP) services to airlines, airports and authorities. RNP requires the use of state-of-the-art onboard navigation systems and GPS technology and is recommended by the ICAO especially for reducing flight time and fuel consumption. Services provided will range from RNP procedures design, testing and flight operations packaging to training.
Honeywell is closing in on certification for a host of long-awaited avionics upgrades intended to expand the capabilities of many Gulfstream and Dassault business jets.