October 3, 2008
The FAA will ring in the New Year in Bethel, Alaska, with the first operational use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology as part of its Capstone program. AOPA is a partner in Capstone, a demonstration program that provides traffic, terrain, and weather to a multifunction display screen in the cockpits of general aviation aircraft, at an affordable price. (See " AOPA reviews Capstone in Alaska" and " Air Traffic Control's Evolution.") Shortly after 12 p.m. Zulu this Sunday (3 p.m. Alaska time), the Anchorage Air Traffic Route Control Center is scheduled to begin vectoring equipped aircraft onto the ILS at Bethel, even though Bethel doesn't have radar service. Capstone-equipped aircraft will broadcast GPS-derived position, speed, and altitude to a ground receiver. That information will be transmitted back to ARTCC and displayed on the controllers' screen, just like a radar target.
December 29, 2000
Bombardier has launched the 12-passenger Challenger 650 with an order from launch customer NetJets.
Sabreliner isn't just for Sabreliners anymore. New owners and management have recast it as a jet refurbishment and parts center.
Nextant, rebuilder of the Beechcraft Hawker 400 and King Air 90, has named Piedmont Aircraft as the eastern dealer for the Nextant 400XTi and the G90XT.
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