Waypoint

May 27, 2010 - 12:01pm

Yesterday the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would mandate that all helicopters transiting the Long Island area of New York VFR use the North Shore Route. A voluntary overwater route was created in 2008 to address area resident noise complaints. The new rule would require civil helicopters flying along Long Island’s northern shoreline to follow this overwater route between waypoint VPLYD and Orient Point.

February 22, 2010 - 7:24am

Business jet operators flying with Honeywell NZ-2000 flight management systems are responding to an FAA airworthiness bulletin describing a software glitch that could send airplanes to the wrong instrument arrival waypoint.

August 28, 2009 - 6:36am

Speech-recognition technology has come a long way in the last few years, especially as cellphone makers seek to add voice search capability to their latest Web-enabled smartphones. So maybe it’s not too surprising that the FAA has signed off on a pilot-speech-recognition system that can enter GPS waypoints or victor airways en route simply by hearing them.

June 3, 2009 - 5:20am

The FAA has granted Gulfstream authorization to use automatic dependent surveillance-contract (ADS-C) for oceanic and remote-area waypoint reporting. This will be the first application of the technology in purpose-built business jets. Part of the future air navigation system (Fans) concept, ADS-C allows controllers to track an aircraft’s position based on flight information sent at predetermined intervals from its onboard sensors.

February 27, 2009 - 10:31am

Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante, Pownal, Vt., Aug. 4, 2006–The NTSB blamed the crash of the AirNow EMB-110 on the ATP-rated pilot’s misinterpretation of the airplane’s position relative to the final approach fix. Contributing to the accident were low clouds.

May 2, 2008 - 5:38am

Avidyne unveiled its Entegra FMS900W WAAS-enabled GPS navcom flight management system last month at the Sun ’n’ Fly-In in Lakeland, Fla. The FMS announcement is significant, since the system is the central computer–not to mention the user interface and input device–for Avidyne’s next-generation integrated avionics system. It is also the first of “four major announcements” that the Lincoln, Mass.

January 30, 2008 - 10:55am

When the high-altitude redesign (HAR) portion of the FAA’s national airspace redesign program begins initial implementation this year, it will signal the beginning of the end for dependence on station-to-station navigation between ground-based Vortacs and represent a first step toward Free Flight, the Holy Grail of 21st century airspace management.

January 30, 2008 - 10:55am

When the high-altitude redesign (HAR) portion of the FAA’s national airspace redesign program begins initial implementation this year, it will signal the beginning of the end for dependence on station-to-station navigation between ground-based Vortacs and represent a first step toward Free Flight, the Holy Grail of 21st century airspace management.

January 22, 2008 - 8:50am

Honeywell has obtained TSO authorization for the new Bendix/King KI 825 EHSI (electronic horizontal situation indicator) for business aircraft. The three-inch display weighs three pounds and is fully sunlight-readable, said Honeywell.

January 22, 2008 - 8:50am

Honeywell has obtained TSO authorization for the new Bendix/King KI 825 EHSI (electronic horizontal situation indicator) for business aircraft. The three-inch display weighs three pounds and is fully sunlight-readable, said Honeywell.

 
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