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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hands-on: Garmin ADS-B Receiver Delivers Weather and Traffic to iPads


Garmin’s GDL 39 portable ADS-B receiver offers a simple solution for pilots who want to receive free weather and traffic information without a lot of complication. The GDL 39 sells for $799 and... ...… Read more ...

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Xavion App Guides Engine-out Airplanes To Nearest Runway


If your engine or engines suddenly quit, could you glide safely to the end of a runway? If that does happen, an iPad/iPhone app called Xavion can help point the way to a safe landing in... ...… Read more ...

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PilotMall Introduces iPad mini Kneeboard


The new iPad mini kneeboard from PilotMall features a hold-flat leg strap and smart cover that automatically wakes up the iPad when opened. The kneeboard’s cradle rotates 360 degrees for easy... ...… Read more ...

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Datalink Now Required on Two Atlantic Tracks


Two preferred routes over the North Atlantic Organized Track System (NAT OTS) now require cockpit datalink capability. The ICAO requirement calls for two datalink capabilities, controller-pilot... ...… Read more ...

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DOT Inspector General Auditing ADS-B Security


The Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General (IG) announced on January 23 that it is initiating an audit of the FAA’s ADS-B “information security controls.” While some concerns... ...… Read more ...

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Rockwell Collins Sabre Joins Evergreen Brethren


Rockwell Collins has sent its workhorse Sabreliner 50 business jet to what might be the world’s best retirement home, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore. The Sabreliner, a... ...… Read more ...

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Satcom Direct Unveils Aviation-centric Router


Satellite communications service provider Satcom Direct has unveiled the company’s first certified aviation hardware product, a router that integrates with any satcom and manages cabin... ...… Read more ...

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GPS Industry Examines Receiver Standards, as LightSquared Ponders Next Move


Since LightSquared’s bankruptcy last fall, a common perception was that the company had thrown in the towel and the GPS industry could cease looking over its shoulder, breathe a sigh of relief and... ...… Read more ...

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Europe’s Sesar Program Remains a Research and Development Effort


The Single European Sky ATM Research (Sesar) effort, Europe’s equivalent of NextGen in the U.S., is making progress as a research and development program “but it is not yet a successful modernization... ...… Read more ...

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Controllers Union: Sequestration Will Affect Traveling Public


Across-the-board federal budget cuts scheduled to begin on March 1 will limit the flight-handling capability of the U.S. National Airspace System and could lead to permanent airport and ATC facility... ...… Read more ...

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LaHood: 100 Airport Towers To Close Under Sequestration


On Friday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood laid out the likely consequences to his department and the FAA of possible automatic federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, that are... ...… Read more ...

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U.S. Transportation, Security Officials Warn of ‘Sequestration’ Impact


The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration have released details of the cuts they will make if mandated budget reductions from “sequestration” take effect March 1.... ...… Read more ...

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Airlines, Airports, ANSPs Cooperating, Says Canso’s Poole


Trade organizations representing airports, airlines and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) are working together more closely to influence aviation system improvements in Europe, where the... ...… Read more ...

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Google Glass – the next cockpit gadget?


Google recently announced their Project Glass will hit the market by the end of the year. We consider a few (far fetched) possibilities for the gadget in this article. Read more...… Read more ...

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Draft EFB Advisory Circular Grounds Own-ship Position


With the current draft of AC 120-76B CHG 1, Operators may soon have clear guidance on the acceptable use of GPS on portable EFBs.

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