Over time I am sure that every pilot has appreciated the vast improvements in our communication abilities within the general aviation sector. Almost all of it is due to technological advancements [Read more...]
SkyVision Xtreme has released its Generation 2 (G2) Portable, a fully transportable ADS-B transceiver system for use with iOS, Android, and Windows devices with Wi-Fi capability.
WACO, Texas — Now available from FreeFlight Systems is its XPLORER receiver, a datalink weather receiver with upgradability to full ADS-B In weather and traffic data capabilities when installed with a certified ADS-B Out transmitter.
ROWLETT, Texas – NavWorx reports the successful installations of its Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) delivering the benefits of NextGen air transportation technology to general aviation aircraft. The company’s flagship product, the ADS600-B, is a single device that transmits and receives flight data and information services into the cockpit. The ADS600-B is designed to meet the FAA’s 2020 mandatory compliance requirements for ADS-B equipage.
Dynon Avionics is now shipping the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver for the SkyView system. This remotely mounted receiver module integrates with the SkyView system to provide access to weather and traffic information along with the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides, company officials said.
Worried about the proliferation of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace system? You’re not alone. Officials at Sagetech recently posted a video of a demonstration of the use of an off-the-shelf “NextGen” Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system, along with an iPad, which can help pilots track unmanned and manned aircraft around them.
In the demonstration, the unmanned aircraft (Arcturus UAV) is carrying a Sagetech Mode S ADS-B Out Transponder. The manned aircraft (Cirrus) is carrying a Sagetech Mode S ADS-B Out Transponder with integrated GPS Receiver and a Sagetech Clarity ADS-B Receiver, which receives the signals from the unmanned and manned aircraft and connects to the iPad via WiFi link and plots both aircraft on the map.
Adventure Pilot has released its Version 7.5 Software Update for its iFly GPS. Enhancements include Portrait Mode, Interactive Instrument Mode, WAC Charts and more.
This is the 12th in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots.
Are two systems better than one? For Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, the cornerstone of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the answer is yes and no.
The AOPA Foundation’s Air Safety Institute has released a new free online course, “ADS-B for General Aviation: The Basics.”
Avidyne is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the FAA on the Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts (TSAA) program for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). The FAA-funded TSAA program, valued at $4 million over three years, includes the prototyping and demonstration of hardware, along with the drafting of industry standards for conflict detection and alerting to be adopted by ADS-B vendors, Avidyne officials said.