PBN: More Than a Navigation Tool

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is it a key element of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) modernization initiative, but it is also a friend of the environment and cost-averse airlines. The two primary components of PBN — Area Navigation (RNAV) and the more advanced Required Navigation Performance (RNP), which includes onboard performance-monitoring and alerting capabilities — are being implemented at various... Read more

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NextGen Mandates Loom Large

By the time you read this editorial note, we will have completed a hopefully highly successful Avionics for NextGen event in Washington, D.C. bringing together key decision makers to talk about all things NextGen. With many mandates, and airlines needing to... Read more


Cool it! Heat Relief for RF Power Chips

Many radar, electronic warfare, communications and avionics systems are thermally limited. These systems cannot remove the heat generated by their components efficiently enough to reach the potential that might be expected from their material properties... Read more

All Eyes on ADS-B: What Part 25 Operators Need to Know About DO-260B

In the Part 25 retrofit market you see a lot of different configurations to start with, therefore there’s no one cookie-cutter approach you can get to put in an ADS-B system.— Mark Francetic, Duncan Aviation All Part 25 business aviation operators... Read more

End User Perspective: ImagineAir CEO Ben Hamilton

Headquartered at Gwinnett County Airport in Lawrenceville, Ga., ImagineAir operates one of the largest air taxi services in the Eastern United States. The company focuses on using its fleet of Cirrus SR22s to replace 3 to 8 hour drives between cities with... Read more



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Upgrading Legacy Cockpits - Experts Weigh In

The retrofit market is at the beginning of a very high activity period, as 2015 turns into 2016. If you’re an avionics maker or an installment or repair shop that focuses on upgrading legacy aircraft, your services will be in high demand for the next 5... Read more

Planning, Positioning, Processing: A Look into Real-Time Aircraft Monitoring

Systems that enable the ability to monitor the aircraft in real time from the ground are coming to term in ways that can offer operators enormous benefits. With 58 percent of respondents to Avionics Magazine’s 2015 Real-Time Aircraft Monitoring Survey... Read more



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