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By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 30, 2016
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Our Avionics for NextGen conference in Dulles, Virginia, this week kicked down the barriers between regulators, industry and operators implementing Next Generation Airspace Modernization (NextGen) initiatives and technologies across the National Airspace System (NAS). Do you know where we are with the Data Comm roll out, ADS-B equipage or new flight tracking recommendations? We sure hope so, because this week we’ll be testing your NextGen knowledge!

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Our new Avionics News Quiz is designed to challenge your knowledge on the latest happenings in the aviation industry. Think you’re a true aviation geek? Take our quiz and how you stack up this week!
Data Comm will enable pilots and ATC to pass messages through what form of communication instead of voice?

Instant Messaging

Text messaging

Morse code

Smoke Signals

Under the new ICAO recommendations for flight tracking, aircraft should report their position every 15 minutes in regular circumstances and how often when the aircraft is “under distress”?

Once every 10 seconds

Once every 10 minutes

Once a minute

Once every 2 minutes

The FAA’s ADS-B mandate will become effective on Jan. 1, 2020, requiring that all aircraft flying in the NAS equip with the flight surveillance tech in order to fly. According to the FAA, out of nearly 5,000 commercial airliners that need to install the equipment, how many aircraft have equipped as of Aug. 1, 2016?





The FAA has expressed a “strong desire” to position AeroMACS as an enterprise solution in coming years. What does AeroMACS do?

Enables much better surface communications at airports

Creates a blanket flight-tracking solution for all aircraft

Allows for better internal ATC communications

Manages their payroll and HR complaints more efficiently

Is the FAA going to push the ADS-B equipage deadline from Jan. 1, 2020?

Probably not

It’s very likely

They have expressed some possible alternate deadlines

It has already been pushed

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