Tag Archives: avionics

FCC Eyes Change in Aviation Safety Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission proposes to modify policy on its Aviation Radio Service to accommodate modern avionics technology, boost aeronautical spectrum efficiency and promote aviation safety. FCC said Thursday its changed rules are designed to modernize communications between aircraft and ground-based telecommunications stations.

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First AC-130J Block 30 Aircraft Delivered to USAF

The U.S. Air Force's 4th Special Operations Squadron has received the first delivery of an updated AC-130J Ghostrider gunship equipped with the aircraft's Block 30 configuration, Military.com reported Friday. The service branch accepted the initial AC-130J Block 30 unit during a ceremony at Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview, Fla., according to a USAF SOCOM press release.

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GAO: DoD, FAA Should Address Security Risks Associated With ADS-B Avionics Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration to mitigate security risks associated with the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out avionics on military aircraft. GAO said Thursday individuals can use “readily available” public information to track military aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out. The aircraft tracking technology also faces electronic …

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Mike Whitaker: FAA, Industry Form Working Group on ADS-B Avionics Integration

The Federal Aviation Administration and the aviation industry have created a working group to address potential barriers aircraft operators could face when they install automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast technology. The FAA said Tuesday the Equip 2020 organization aims to help industry comply with a federal policy that requires all planes operating in controlled airspace …

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Mike Whitaker: FAA, Aviation Industry to Discuss ‘Next-Gen’ Avionics Mandate

Mike Whitaker, deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, has urged the aviation industry to equip aircraft with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out system by 2020 to foster “next-generation” avionics. The FAA said Sept. 18 that it will confer with industry leaders on Oct. 28 to address concerns over the mandate as the ageency to …

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