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How many business jet pilots will be grounded in 2020?

By |2017-08-01T20:11:52+00:00August 1st, 2017|ADS-B, Avionics|

Call it grounding by association.  FORTUNE magazine published an article in June, 2017 that states, “A whole lot of corporate planes could soon be grounded.”  Of course, anyone involved in aviation for business or hobby (outside of being a frequent flyer on your favorite airline) probably knows the article is referring to the FAA’s [...]

Which ADS-B Solution is best for you?

By |2017-07-17T18:09:53+00:00May 19th, 2017|ADS-B, Avionics|

With the FAA's ADS-B Out Mandate on January 1, 2020 quickly approaching, owners need to know which solution is best for their aircraft and the airspace it's flown.  Use the infographic below to determine if your aircraft is required to be ADS-B Out equipped and the solution best for you. (Links shown in the infographic are [...]

978 UAT Universal Access Transceivers

By |2017-07-17T18:11:54+00:00May 17th, 2017|ADS-B, Avionics|

To alleviate congestion on the 1090 MHz band, the FAA created another option for ADS-B solutions that run on a dedicated 978 MHz band - Universal Access Transceiver, or UAT.  978 UAT radios can be configured to provide both ADS-B “Out” and “In” capability in a single product. The ADS-B “Out” broadcast on 978 MHz carries [...]

Mode S Transponder w/ Extended Squitter Solutions

By |2017-07-18T13:20:25+00:00May 5th, 2017|ADS-B, Avionics|

If you're flying in Class A airspace (above 18,000 feet), or outside of the United States, then your aircraft needs to be equipped with a Mode S Transponder with Extended Squitter and ADS-B Out by January 1, 2020 (FAA Mandate). Below is a list of available Mode S Transponders with Extended Squitter, a brief [...]

Data Comm: Look What’s Happening Now With NextGen

By |2017-07-17T18:14:36+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Avionics, News|

Data Comm: NextGen’s Next Big Thing Data Comm uses text messaging between the Air Traffic Controller and the Pilot instead of voice communications. Data Comm is currently in use at 56 major North American airports. Equipped aircraft can take advantage of the many benefits now. According to the FAA “Data Comm offers many advantages to [...]

SBAS-FMS Upgrade Incentive Program for Learjet & Citation

By |2018-02-16T20:12:29+00:00December 14th, 2016|Avionics, News|

Currently there are over 6000 aircraft still using floppy disks for data upload You must complete the SBAS-FMS Upgrade before the ADS-B or FANS1/A upgrade Operating without Localizer Performance w/ Vertical Guidance (LPV) can be costly — it may be costing you more than you think If you're an operator of a [...]

Banyan Receives New FAA Repair Station Certificate

By |2017-07-17T18:18:11+00:00August 17th, 2016|Avionics, Maintenance, News|

Banyan Receives New FAA Repair Station Certificate Banyan Air Service Maintenance and Avionics is now one combined repair station, MRO Services. Gary Justice from the FAA recently gave Don Campion, Greg Laabs, and Lou Homsher the official documentation to merge Banyan’s individual repair station certificates. Previously, we had been using one repair station certificate for [...]

ADS-B Mandate & FANS/1A – 5 Reasons

By |2017-07-17T18:15:39+00:00August 15th, 2016|Avionics|

ADS-B Mandate & FANS/1A - 5 Reasons to Plan your Installations Now! January 1, 2020 is right around the corner. With just a few years left and an estimated 150,000 aircraft that are still in need of compliance; here are some points to consider… With each passing year the manufacture cost of the NextGen equipment [...]