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  • Don’t Wait: Make a Plan to Equip Now!

    Sep 11, 2017
    By: Pete Bunce, President and CEO, General Aviation Manufacturers Association
    The ADS-B Out mandate in the United States is a mere two years and four months away. While some have questioned whether the mandate will change, the FAA has been clear. In July this year, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, spoke at AirVenture in Oshkosh and again reinforced that the agency stands firm behind the mandate.
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  • FAA’s Equip 2020 Moves Forward

    Aug 30, 2017
    By: Robert Kline, U.S. Airline Sales Manager
    Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out is well-known in the industry; it’s a function of an aircraft’s onboard avionics that periodically broadcasts the aircraft’s state vector (3-dimensional position and 3-dimensional velocity), along with other required information. Government mandates and means of compliance for ADS-B Out vary around the globe. For operators intending to operate aircraft in the United States beyond 2019, implementation of ADS-B Out is moving fast.
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  • 6 Tips for Avionics Professional Selling In the Real World

    Jul 12, 2017
    By: Norm Matheis, Canadian Regional Sales Manager
    In the twilight of my 43-year career, I reflect from time-to-time and consider how fortunate I’ve been to spend most of it in a professional avionics sales role. Having done it for this long, I’ve had the opportunity too, to run into many obstacles along the way. I’ll try today to pass on six things that I have found to work in this highly competitive marketplace, and what doesn’t – at least for me.
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  • Build a Case for an LPV Upgrade [With Free Support From ESSP SAS]

    Jun 29, 2017
    By: GUEST BLOGGER – Víctor Álvarez, Service Adoption Expert at ESSP SAS (EGNOS Service Provider)
    Victor Álvarez is a Service Adoption Expert within the Service Adoption and User Support Department of the European Satellite Services Provider’s (ESSP) Service Provision Unit, located in Madrid, Spain. His role is to promote the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), and its use and applications within civil aviation, and to provide support to users who make use of it (or want to make use of it). This includes operators interested in flying with Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approaches.
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  • ATC Privatization: A Solution Seeking a Problem?

    May 24, 2017
    By: Paul DeHerrera, CEO
    Congressman Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has called on lawmakers to introduce legislation as a solution for a problem that doesn’t seem to exist. The idea is getting a bit of a tailwind from President Trump. When speaking with our customers who fly within the current Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, I have yet to hear any complaints about the way they are handled in the ATC system. Most often, we hear accolades on how well the system works, across all airports within the system.
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