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Results of CAA survey of UK GA pilots on Electronic Conspicuity

CAA have published their analysis of a survey they carried out of UK GA pilot's views on Electronic Conspicuity. UK private pilots have their say on electronic conspicuity In September 2017 the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) conducted a short and focussed survey, asking general aviation pilots for their views on electronic conspicuity – technology … Continue reading Results of CAA survey of UK GA pilots on Electronic Conspicuity

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Significant Milestone Achieved for GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial

The Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial has today (12th October 2018) achieved a significant milestone with the sign-off by the CAA of the Trial Safety Plan and Trial Safety Case. The CAA has been supportive of our efforts to run the Trial. However, that does not exempt us from formally attaining all … Continue reading Significant Milestone Achieved for GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial

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Heatmap update to Register of VFR Significant Areas

As of October 2018, the VFR Significant Area (VSA) Register has not been updated, however, the hang gliding/paragliding/gliding Traffic 'Heatmap' has been refreshed with new data up to October 2018. This new heatmap data is available in this file: VSA-Layer-Map.kmz To use this new VSA Layer Map file as an overlay in Google Earth, (you do first need Google Earth … Continue reading Heatmap update to Register of VFR Significant Areas

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Australia’s CASA to ease ADS-B Fitment in VFR Aircraft

CASA Discussion paper - Voluntary fitment of ADS-B technology in VFR aircraft (DP 1701AS) Read CASA's full consultation documentation here: https://consultation.casa.gov.au/regulatory-program/dp1701as/ Summary of Consultation Results Updated 20 Sep 2018 This consultation sought the views of avionics manufacturers and installers on appropriate technical standards and equipment that could enable lower cost ADS-B to be fitted voluntarily in … Continue reading Australia’s CASA to ease ADS-B Fitment in VFR Aircraft

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Surveillance Rating in CAA FISO Licensing Proposals

CAA is proposing changes to FISO licensing, which, among other amendments, would include a 'Surveillance Endorsement' that would entitle the holder to utilise an ATS surveillance system to supplement the provision of a flight information service. Regarding surveillance, the Airspace4All GA Airfield ATS ADS-B Traffic Display Trial is working towards similar ends and other Airspace4All … Continue reading Surveillance Rating in CAA FISO Licensing Proposals

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New Electronic Conspicuity Standard Changes proposed by EASA

EASA has published, for consultation, Issue 3 of CS-STAN (certification specifications for standard changes & standard repairs) that has a number of amendments affecting installation of Electronic Conspicuity in certified aircraft. The full document is available here: CS-STAN Issue 3 - NPA 2018-10 Summary of amends relating to Electronic Conspicuity CS-SC002c — Installation of Mode … Continue reading New Electronic Conspicuity Standard Changes proposed by EASA

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Closing 10th Sep – CAA consultation on Airspace Modernisation Strategy

The closing time for submitting your comments on the CAA's Draft Airspace Modernisation Strategy (CAP 1690) is: 10:00 on 10th September 2018 You can submit your comments here: CAA CAP 1690 Consultation From the CAA website: The purpose of this stakeholder engagement exercise is for the CAA to understand your views on our new draft Airspace … Continue reading Closing 10th Sep – CAA consultation on Airspace Modernisation Strategy

EASA – ‘ADS-B and other means of surveillance implementation status’

On 15th May 2018 EASA published a report presenting the data and analysis of an investigation they carried out earlier in 2018 to understand the current status of the deployment of ADS-B and other means of surveillance. From a UK perspective, the map extracted from the report presented below is of particular interest. The full … Continue reading EASA – ‘ADS-B and other means of surveillance implementation status’

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Airspace innovation to support a sustainable future for all

Today, the Future Airspace Strategy VFR Implementation Group Ltd (FASVIG) is renamed as Airspace4All Ltd (A4A). FASVIG was incorporated in June 2015 to be the legal entity behind applications for funding for what was then the Future Airspace Strategy (FAS). That strategy is now being changed in line with the CAA’s new Airspace Modernisation initiative. … Continue reading Airspace innovation to support a sustainable future for all

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