GA already benefiting from NextGen

General aviation is benefiting from changes to the switch to NextGen — think WAAS instrument approaches and T-routes — but the FAA needs to lay out a clear case for equipping aircraft with affordable systems to offer new benefits. That’s what the National Business Aviation Association’s Ed Bolen told a Congressional panel last week, according to a report at AOPA.org. “The FAA could alleviate lingering user uncertainty about costs and benefits of equipping aircraft early in the transition by laying out a clear case that firmly establishes system requirements, incentivizes early adoption, and provides accountability through the establishment of a comprehensive timeline and budget,” the report quotes Bolen.

WingX Pro7 upgraded

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Hilton Software has introduced a Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) with Look Ahead Protection to WingX Pro7 for iPad and iPhone. WingX Pro7’s new GPWS warning system alerts pilots to an impending or immediate danger of impacting terrain or an obstacle, company officials said.

WingX Pro7 Version 6.8 also adds new FlightShare technology enabling pilots to share flight information between devices, two-pilot crews, and between a student and a flight instructor.

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