AOPA NextGen computers face 3-year delay, higher costs“Operational challenges” will force a three-year delay in replacing computers at 20 air traffic control centers across the country. The computers help direct….
AOPA: A federal panel has suggested that the government invest in equipping airplane cockpits for the next generation of air traffic control systems. The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee also….
AIN: GAO Warns NextGen Costs Could QuadrupleA recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee illustrates the FAA’s challenge in defining NextGen, which would transform….
AOPA: A study by the Government Accountability Office finds that the $15 billion NextGen air traffic control system could be delayed by numerous technological and financial hurdles, including a lack….
AIN: Costly STC Requirements Threaten ADS-B InstallationsUnder a new FAA rule, ADS-B installation costs will at least double for corporate aircraft and could increase by up to 700 percent for….
AOPA: Aerospace companies set up NextGen fund to help pilots retrofit planesAs the Federal Aviation Administration flies along with work on its NextGen program, several U.S. aerospace companies are setting….
AIN: U.S. DOT IG Chastises FAA on ADS-BThe U.S. DOT Inspector General (IG), the FAA’s fiscal watchdog, recently issued a report titled “FAA faces significant risks in implementing the Automatic….
AIN: ADS-B Gets Green Light, GPS Backup Less ClearFollowing successful ADS-B deployment at key sites in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Louisville and Philadelphia, the FAA recently gave the go….
Air Safety Week: Green Light for ADS-B The FAA has approved full-scale, nationwide deployment of the satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system following its successful rollout at four sites. The commissioning….
Aircraft Electronics AssociationSUMMARY: On Aug. 30, 2010, the FAA published a memorandum that has caused severe turbulence for the early implementation of ADS-B equipment. In the memo, the FAA mandates….