Avidyne joins MIT, FAA in ADS-B development program

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.

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Garmin rolls out new features for GTN Touchscreen avionics

Garmin has expanded the capabilities of the GTN series touchscreen avionics. New features include display support for weather radar, advanced ADS-B capabilities, worldwide connectivity, cross fill with the GNS 430W/530W series and more.

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Dynon introduces ADS-B ‘In’ receiver

Dynon has introduced 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 on top of the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides, company officials said.

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Garmin introduces ADS-B lineup

Garmin has introduced a suite of certified and portable ADS-B solutions, providing options for any aircraft owner to satisfy the U.S. NextGen mandate for ADS-B Out and also gain access to the benefits of ADS-B In, including  traffic and subscription-free weather information.

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ADS-B’s two-for-one deal

This is the 11th in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots.

Sounds like a sale doesn’t it? Well, not really. Instead, it’s a reference to the FAA’s decision as part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) to use two different “systems” within the ADS-B environment, so everyone on both sides of the aisle would be happy.

This is how it came down: The big boys on top, the transport carriers, have been using the newer Mode S 1090ES (Extended Squitter) transponder system that we discussed last month for some time know. Perfectly understandable since they have all the necessary attributes to work in the proposed ADS-B system environment.

But — don’t you just hate those buts? — the Mode S transponders have some limitations.

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Dual Electronics adds to lineup

In its first appearance at Airventure, July 23-29 in Oshkosh, Dual Electronics will be showing its new ADS-B Weather & Traffic Receiver — the XGPS150 — for use with the iPad and Android tablets.

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ADS-B receiver with Synthetic Vision AHRS debuts

Unmanned avionics company Sagetech Corporation brings its expertise in miniaturization to the general aviation market this summer with its new ADS-B receiver. The Clarity family of ADS-B receivers offers an array of features in a portable unit smaller than a hockey puck.

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The transition to ADS-B

This is the tenth in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots.

ADS-B is the system that literally allows NextGen to become “The Next NextGen.” It stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast. But what does that all mean?

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ADS-B weather solution launched

Essential Flight Technology and NavWorx  have formed a strategic partnership to produce portable ADS-B weather solutions for iOS, Android, and Windows devices.

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So is NextGen really NextGen?

This is the ninth in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots.

What the heck is this all about? NextGen really not NextGen?

Over the course of the last 10 months we have reviewed quite a few navigation techniques that always brought something new to the table. It could be in hardware, procedures, rules, or even just seat of the pants know how. Each and every addition added improvements in safety, efficiency, or speed.

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