FANS & ADS-B Solutions
ADS-B Out: Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast or ADS-B is the latest technological leap in airspace surveillance.
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SoCal Jets offers a variety of solutions depending on your specific needs
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Universal Avionics NextGen SBAS-FMS Upgrade Incentive Program
NEXTGEN: The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a new National Airspace System due for implementation across the United States in stages between 2012 and 2025. NextGen proposes to transform America's air traffic control system from a radar-based system with radio communication to a satellite-based one.
CDPLC: Controller Pilot Data Link Communication refers to the messages and responses sent from ATC and the flight crew
To help you position your aircraft for the entire NextGen roadmap as planned by the FAA, we are introducing an exciting incentive for non-Universal Avionics operators to trade in the aircraft’s legacy FMS or GPS system for a new, SBAS-capable FMS. The SBAS-capable FMS is the first step in preparing for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out, Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) and DataComm, including Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and CPDLC Departure Clearances (DCL). Through 2019, qualified FMS and GPS systems will be accepted for a trade-in credit allowance toward the dealer net price of the new system
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ADS-B Out Solutions
ADS-B uses a Trig transponder, typically combined with a GPS, to transmit highly accurate positional information to ground controllers and also directly to other aircraft. This transmission is known as ADS-B Out and its accuracy is greater than using conventional radar surveillance. This gives air traffic controllers the potential to reduce the required separation distance between aircraft that are ADS-B equipped.
ADS-B is seen as being vital to maintaining future efficient airspace management in busy airspace. It also provides advantages in remote ‘non radar’ areas too – here suitably equipped aircraft, with a traffic receiver connected to a display can see other aircraft without conventional radar coverage. This enhances aircraft visibility and reduces the risk of air to air collision.
ADS-B uses satellite and transponder technology to provide the following benefits in an ADS-B environment:
- More aircraft can operate safely in the same airspace, so congestion is reduced.
- ADS-B technology enables more direct aircraft routing – this can generate significant time and fuel savings.
- With appropriate equipment it’s possible to have a live ‘traffic picture’ in the cockpit.
- ADS-B enhances flight safety and collision avoidance.
Aircraft with ADS-B Out provide air traffic controllers with ‘pin point’ positional and flight information data. Trig supports 1090ES, the ICAO international standard for ADS-B that can be used throughout the world.
ADS-B mandates are coming and SoCal Jets has solutions that not only meet December 31, 2019 ADS-B OUT requirements, but gives you all of the benefits of ADS-B IN! Get graphical traffic and weather all to your Bluetooth connected mobile device. Not only that, it does not require any other modifications or updates to your current avionics and only requires a low downtime!
WHAT IS FANS 1/A+?
FANS 1/A+: (Future Air Navigation System) A format of communication for CPDLC. FANS 1 was originally developed by Boeing and later adopted by Airbus (FANS A). FANS 1/A uses an early version of protocol that has been used for 15 years by the airlines. There are two parts to FANS: ADS-C and CPDLC.
Future Air Navigation System (FANS) technology is a form of Controller to Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) that uses the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) network for air traffic controller to pilot text messaging. The communications include air traffic control clearances, pilot requests and position reporting. FANS replaces current verbal position reports using HF radio communications, which can be unreliable and hard to understand, with automatic satellite-based text position reports delivered directly to air traffic control from the aircraft’s onboard Flight Management System (FMS) and DataLink system. This vastly improves safety and significantly reduces operating costs due to more direct routing.
- Improves accuracy and timeliness of position reports
- Reducesconfusion between pilots and ATC due to inaccurate or hard-to-understand verbal reports
- Lessens pilot workload through automatic reporting
- Mitigates the chance of human error
- Allows ATC to reduce minimum flight separation requirements due to improved accuracy of position reports
- Reduces flight time on the airframe and shorter, more direct flight routes
- Lowers fuel burns by accessing optimal cruise altitudes
- Eliminate sthe need for extra fuel stops and handling charges
North Atlantic Track Systme (NATS) Mandates
- February 2013 Phase 1 FANS 1/A+ in the NATS. Two center (most desirable) tracks, FL360-FL390 inclusive (no exemptions)
- January 2014 European Data Link Services (DLC–CRO) Implementing Rule (EC DLS IR) Exemption. Aircraft that are FANS equipped and have operational approval are exempt from the DLS IR mandate for the lifetime of the aircraft
- February 2015 “Phase 2a” Expanded FANS 1/A+ Airspace (determined June 2013). All Organized Track System (OTS) FL350-FL390 inclusive (no exemptions).
- November 2015 Reduced Lateral Separation Minimums (RLatSM) in NATS. Two center (most desirable) tracks will have a 1/2 degree
between the tracks
- December 2017* “Phase 2b”. FANS 1/A+ required in all Minimum Navigation Performance Standards (MNPS) airspace FL350-FL390,
- January 2020* “Phase 2c”. FANS 1/A+ required in all MNPS airspace FL290 and above
*Will not apply if surveillance is available by radar or ADS-B, or if above 80 degrees north, or in the NY Oceanic FIR. Oceanic Centers Gander and Shanwick have also stated they will not allow "shadowing" over the OTS without FANS 1/A+ equipment.