The initial AML includes more than 550 aircraft makes and models including most major models from Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Beechcraft, and others.
If it is passed, the bill would require Ligado to pay any costs associated with GPS interference from its recently approved 5G wireless network.
While general aviation understands that military exercises sometimes include the intentional jamming of GPS, advocates are asking that the FAA and Department of Defense have some mitigations in place to ensure the safety of the National Airspace System for all aviators.
If you don’t use GPS, and I suppose there are a few who don’t, then this shouldn’t be a problem. But for the rest of us, this could be a big problem.
“Any impact to existing GPS and satcom signals carries significant safety implications.”
The new portable GPS will be available in May for $1,599.
Intelligent flight planning, based on patent pending technology, optimizes a route based on time or cost while considering airspace, winds, aircraft performance, fuel costs, and more.
The Jan. 16-24 military exercises require jamming GPS signals for several hours each day.
There is now more precise GPS coverage across the U.S., thanks to the recent deployment of the FAA’s Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting 5 Wide Area Augmentation System navigation payload, which was developed by Raytheon‘s Intelligence, Information and Services business. The GEO 5 payload joins two others already on orbit in correcting GPS satellite signal ionospheric disturbances, […]