iPad pilot’s guide to Sun ‘N Fun 2018


By Bret Koebbe The flying season's unofficial kick-off is next week, as the gates open for the 2018 edition of the Sun ‘N Fun Fly-in at the Lakeland airport. There will undoubtedly be new products to see and... ... Read more here:: iPad pilot’s guide to Sun ‘N Fun 2018… Read more ...

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Industry Faces Continuing Hostilities On Business Battlefield


Yes, what happened to the parent company of the aerospace and defense industry's No. 2 aerostructures provider could happen to your company. read more Read more here:: Industry Faces Continuing Hostilities On Business Battlefield… Read more ...

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No Kidding: ADS-B Deadline of January 1, 2020, is Firm


We have a sense of humor, too, but an April Fools joke that the Federal Aviation Administration is extending the ADS-B deadline is just that. As stated in the final rule published with industry input in May 2010, all aircraft flying in designated controlled airspace generally the same busy airspace where transponders are currently required must be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics by Jan. 1, 2020. Only aircraft that fly in uncontrolled airspace, and aircraft without electrical systems, such as balloons and gliders, are exempt from the mandate. Those who have already equipped understand that ADS-B is transforming the nations airspace by providing more precision and reliability than the current radar system, enhancing safety and increasing situational awareness. Time is running out. There are only 21 months left until the deadline. If you have any questions about equipage whether you need to or not, what equipment to get, etc. please see the FAAs Equip ADS-B website. For information about the transformational technology, visit the ADS-B website. Read more here:: No Kidding: ADS-B Deadline of January 1, 2020, is Firm… Read more ...

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Could You Be a LAANC Service Supplier?


The Federal Aviation Administration is looking for a few good suppliers for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), that is. In October 2017, the FAA deployed LAANC (pronounced LANCE) at several air traffic facilities to evaluate how well the prototype system functioned for drone operators who want to fly in controlled airspace and for the facilities themselves. The FAA is now considering agreements with additional entities to provide LAANC services. The period for new entities to apply will run from April 16 to May 16, 2018. Interested parties can find information on the application process here. This is not a standard government acquisition; there is no Screening Information Request (SIR) or Request for Proposal (RFP) related to this effort. We want to enable technology and remove barriers so thats why were simplifying the authorization process, said FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell. If youre in the drone business, this is a great opportunity for you. The agency is also planning a nationwide beta test that will roll out from April to September of this year, which will incrementally activate LAANC at nearly 300 air traffic facilities covering almost 500 airports. LAANC uses airspace data includingUAS facility maps that show the maximum altitude around airports where the FAA may automatically authorize operations under Part 107. LAANC gives drone operators the ability to interact with industry developed applications and obtain near real-time authorization from the FAA. LAANC is a foundation for developing theUnmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management System (UTM). The FAA expects LAANC will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization and notification requests for Part 107 drone operators nationwide. The system is designed to automatically approve most requests to operate in specific areas of airspace below designated altitudes. Read more here:: Could You Be a LAANC Service Supplier?… Read more ...

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Bad Elf simplifies avionics database updates


By Bret Koebbe Bad Elf recently partnered with Jeppesen to develop a new method to wirelessly update avionics database cards without having to leave the airplane. This uses the new Jeppesen JDM app for iPhone/iPad... ... Read more here:: Bad Elf simplifies avionics database updates… Read more ...

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Changes to Comments on AviationWeek.com


As part of our commitment to better serving our professional audience, we recently surveyed our subscribers to understand what's important to them when it comes to comments on our website. read more Read more here:: Changes to Comments on AviationWeek.com… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 18-14


NBAA Refutes CNBC's Misleading Look at Business Aviation Podcast: The Problem With Clearances That Begin 'Climb Via' Operators: NBAA Provides New Resources for Understanding TALPA Read more here:: NBAA Update, 18-14… Read more ...

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The Problem With Clearances That Begin 'Climb Via'


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Quick Turns Medium Cabin Aircraft Connectivity Considerations


NBAA has guidance on connectivity options for medium-size business aircraft cabins in the March/April 2018 Quick Turns section of Business Aviation Insider magazine. Read more here:: Quick Turns Medium Cabin Aircraft Connectivity Considerations… Read more ...

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Siemens Takes Lead Among Emerging Electric Propulsion OEMs


Industrial giant Siemens is aiming for a leading position as a supplier of electric propulsion systems to aircraft OEMs. read more Read more here:: Siemens Takes Lead Among Emerging Electric Propulsion OEMs… Read more ...

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The New iPad is Basically the Old iPad


By Chris Clarke During a primarily education-focused event in Chicago earlier this week, Apple announced the release of their newest tablet. During the event, CEO Tim Cook and his executive team detailed... ... Read more here:: The New iPad is Basically the Old iPad… Read more ...

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MRO Americas 2018


Join the LARGEST and most ESSENTIAL gathering of aviation maintenance Professionals. Drill down with informative conference sessions and experience an unparalleled exhibition floor providing new products, services and business opportunities. Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: MRO Americas 2018… Read more ...

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NBAA Refutes CNBC's Misleading Look at Business Aviation


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Gulfstream Delivers More Range Than First Promised


With two new models nearing certification, 2018 will be a year to celebrate at Gulfstream. read more Read more here:: Gulfstream Delivers More Range Than First Promised… Read more ...

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Which ADS-B receiver should I buy?


By Bret Koebbe A common question we get at iPad Pilot News lately: "which ADS-B receiver should I buy?" With all the options (over a dozen at last count), it's easy to get confused. Here, we'll try to offer a... ... Read more here:: Which ADS-B receiver should I buy?… Read more ...

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UK Probe Could Prompt Broader Use of Real-Time Monitoring Systems


Industry investigating the challenge of processing HUMS data onboard helicopters. read more Read more here:: UK Probe Could Prompt Broader Use of Real-Time Monitoring Systems… Read more ...

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NBAA Salutes AEA President Paula Derks for Decades-Long Service to Industry


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Apple iOS 11.3 and ForeFlight


By ForeFlight We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 11.3 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed. Please also stay tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates. Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running. Read more here:: Apple iOS 11.3 and ForeFlight… Read more ...

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NBAA's Stacy Howard Participates in California, Hawaii Aviation Days


NBAA Western Regional Representative Stacy Howard represented business aviation interests at aviation day events in California and Hawaii. Read more here:: NBAA's Stacy Howard Participates in California, Hawaii Aviation Days… Read more ...

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App troubleshooting: how to close, delete and restart


By Bret Koebbe Everyone knows how to open an app on the iPad--just tap the icon and it's off to the races. But what about closing apps--do you know the difference between sleeping an app, shutting down an app and... ... Read more here:: App troubleshooting: how to close, delete and restart… Read more ...

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