WASHINGTON, D.C. — An FAA-sponsored “call to action” summit to encourage the aviation industry to equip to meet the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) brought general aviation advocates out in force, with one message: The costs outweigh the benefits for GA pilots.
Results from an online survey indicate that general aviation pilots value ADS-B In traffic and weather services as a tool to increase situational awareness, decision-making capability, and general safety of flight.
According to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1,407 pilots responded to the survey, including many readers of General Aviation News. [Read more…]
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.
Trig Avionics has received FAA STC approval of its TT31 transponder with Garmin’s GNS 400W and 500W series of GPS navigators.
Trig’s TT31 transponder is a plug and play retro-fit for the KT76A and KT78A — and it’s also ADS-B Out capable too, according to company officials.
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.
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.
A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Center for Air Transportation is studying the impact of ADS-B traffic and weather services — and they want your input.
According to the MIT researchers, the goal of the study is to determine how general aviation pilots value and use these services.
WACO, Texas — FreeFlight Systems is supplying its avionics systems in partnership with NextGen Equipage Fund’s financing program to enable ADS-B and other mandated avionics retrofits for as many as 200,000 general aviation aircraft.
Aspen Avionics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NextGen GA Fund to accelerate the rollout of NextGen airspace mandates by providing access to incentives to help aircraft owners finance mandated avionics upgrades.