Aviation

Accord Debuts NexNav GPS Tech at AUVSI Convention

August 12, 2013By

Accord Technology, maker of NexNav products, is debuting its capabilities for enabling fully FAA compliant GPS for Detect and Avoid at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems annual convention, being held in Washington D.C. August 12-15. Known for its certified, U.S. FAA ADS-B fully compliant GPS WAAS/SBAS sensors and receivers for NextGen solutions in the airline, business and general aviation industries, NexNav... read more

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SBG Systems Offers Dual-Antenna GNSS Inertial System

July 29, 2013By

SBG Systems has added a new inertial system to its Ekinox Series. With integrated Dual Antenna GPS + GLONASS receiver, the Ekinox-D is a ready-to-use survey-grade inertial navigation system that provides consistent true heading (0.05°), SBG Systems said. The Ekinox-D is a high-performance inertial navigation system that embeds a dual-antenna L1/L2 GNSS receiver to deliver more robust heading and position,... read more

Denver Airport Begins Arrivals and Departures with NextGen

May 29, 2013By

Denver International Airport (DIA) has fully implemented its new arrival and departure procedures, the next phase in the Federal Aviation Administration’s mass overhaul of U.S. airspace, called NextGen. Denver is among the airports at the front end of the adoption process, and is highlighted in an in-depth feature in the Denver Post. According to the article, “The recently completed phase... read more

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Accord’s NexNav GPS Receiver Supports Freeflight with FAA’s Capstone Retrofit Project

May 22, 2013By

Accord Technology’s NexNav GPS receiver will be supporting FreeFlight Systems with its recently awarded FAA Capstone Retrofit Project. In March 2013, FreeFlight and Accord announced their collaboration to develop practical and cost-effective ARINC 429 WAAS GPS solutions that enable aircraft operators to meet ADS-B, RNP (0.3) and other performance-based navigation mandates, worldwide. The NexNav Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) will integrate... read more

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Maiden EGNOS Flight Trials Prove Successful in Eastern Europe

May 13, 2013By
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Maiden flight trials have been successfully conducted in Moldova using GMV’s magicSBAS solution. These trials form part of a GMV-led European Commission FP7 collaboration project. In 2011 the European GNSS Agency (GSA) awarded GMV the EEGS2 project (EGNOS Extension to Eastern Europe). The main objective of the project is to demonstrate through flight trials the benefits of the European Geostationary Navigation... read more

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NovAtel SPAN-CPT Receiver Supports OEM6 GNSS Platform

May 6, 2013By
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NovAtel’s single-box SPAN-CPT GNSS/INS receiver now supports the company’s next-generation OEM6 GNSS technology platform. The OEM6 GNSS engine significantly improves positioning performance through its support of GPS and GLONASS, all-in-view satellite tracking and intelligent measurement selection, the company said. “We kept the design of the enhanced SPAN-CPT identical to our legacy product to ensure a seamless upgrade process for our... read more

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Houston Airport Marks Arrival of GBAS to Increase Flight Capacity

April 23, 2013By
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Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) became fully operational with the first precision approach flown by a United Airlines aircraft using Honeywell’s SmartPath Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) on April 22. IAH is one of two airports in the country participating in a pilot program, in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United Airlines and Honeywell to demonstrate the... read more

Aeroflex Adds Capability to Simulate WAAS LPV Approaches

April 1, 2013By
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Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., has announced its capability to simulate WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) approaches by adding this new feature to their GPSG-1000 Portable GPS Simulator. Aeroflex has developed the capability of simulating WAAS LPV approaches to expedite and validate the installation of WAAS-enabled navigation systems in... read more

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