Starting this Fall, the FAA is offering a monetary incentive to help owners of less-expensive general aviation aircraft equip with the required avionics that comply with the ADS-B Out rule that will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The agency will offer a $500 rebate to eligible aircraft owners. Are you eligible for a rebate? Eligible … More FAA Offers General Aviation ADS-B Rebate
Garmin clears up the ADS-B picture! Leave it to Garmin to clear up a very confusing, cluttered market of ADS-B products for general aviation. This time there’s no rebranded products, partial approved model STC for certification, tricky install footnotes, gotchas or $7000 transponders. The new GTX-335 and GTX-345 transponders are finally an all-in-one option that … More Garmin Clears Up the ADS-B Picture!
Garmin announced today the release of the GTX 345 and GTX 335, all-in-one ADS-B transponders, which include Extender Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS position source as well as dual-link ADS-B In. With the most compatibility options in the industry, these new transponders display on a wide variety of current and legacy … More Garmin Announces Next Generation All-in-One ADS-B Transponders
The FAA has been considering an extension on the 2020 deadline for ADS-B Out on commercial aircraft due to a petition by Airlines for America (A4A). The exemption is being requested due to the fact that old airlines are equipped with early generation GPS receivers that may experience brief outages of the required performance for … More ADS-B 2020 Deadline in Question
by Joe Braddock The FAA recently released a list of more than 700 VOR and NDB instrument approach procedures that it proposes to cancel as the move towards the NextGen satellite-based air traffic system continues. The FAA has set targets to reduce the number of operating VORs from 967 to 500 by the year 2020 according to the … More SEA’s Take: NextGen and the March towards Progress
Some questions in reference to certifying ADS-B Out in an aircraft via field approval seem to arise every now and then. While most equipment OEMs attempt to obtain Approved Model Lists (AML) for their STCs, some aircraft operators and maintenance providers may attempt to seek ADS-B approval by installing GPS receivers with transponders that have … More ADS-B Field Approvals and Equipment Compatibility
Earlier this week, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a key improvement in the Next Generation Air Transportation System. “This upgrade is an important … More FAA Completes Nationwide Equipment Installation for NextGen Aircraft Tracking System
“With the ADS-B mandate looming five years ahead, we’re seeing more products that address this requirement, including this one shown at AEA in Nashville. FreeFlight’s wireless Rangr all-in-one box provides ADS-B In and Out and has a wireless adapter to put the weather and other data on a tablet.” – AvWeb All content provided by AvWeb and FreeFlight. … More FreeFlight’s Wireless ADS-B Solution | AvWeb