FAA calls on aviation industry to equip for NextGen

WASHINGTON, DC –  The FAA will hold a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held Oct. 28.

The FAA and the aviation industry will discuss how they can work together to resolve barriers and address potential challenges to meeting the mandate to equip tens of thousands of aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out avionics in the next five years.

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FreeFlight Systems ADS-B Receiver receives FAA TSO approval

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The FAA has granted FreeFlight Systems Technical Service Order (TSO) approval for the company’s RANGR FDL- 978-RX ADS-B receiver with optional built-in WAAS GPS.

The system provides an affordable and flexible way to add ADS-B In traffic and weather capabilities to aircraft with certified 1090ES or UAT ADS-B Out transmitters, according to company officials.

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Why hasn’t FAA acted on ADS-B loan guarantee for GA?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Why has the FAA not taken action on implementing a loan guarantee program for general aviation to prepare for the mandate for ADS-B equipment three years after Congress passed a law approving it? That is a question Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), who chairs the Committee on Small Business, asked in a recent letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

During a hearing in June before the committee, Huerta said lack of appropriations was a reason for the failure.

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iFly GPS iPad app debuts

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Adventure Pilot, manufacturer and developer of portable navigation devices for pilots, has unveiled the iFly GPS app.

The iFly GPS for iPad delivers full-featured moving map navigation with features like Geo-Referenced Approach Plates, de-cluttered Vector Mode, AutoTaxi+, RealView Airports, Vertical Flight Planning and more, according to company officials.

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