Thu, Jan 28, 2010
Duncan Aviation Answers Questions With New White Paper
Duncan Aviation recently released a
white paper that addresses common questions and misperception about
Wide Area Augmentation Systems (WAAS) Localizer Performance with
Vertical Guidance (LPV) upgrades.
Entitled "Upgrading to WAAS: Answers From Industry Experts," the
white paper is written by experienced avionics installation
representatives at Duncan Aviation's Lincoln and Battle Creek
facilities as a resource for operators considering a WAAS upgrade.
"WAAS is relatively new and there's a lot of confusion about unit
compatibility, certification processes, and cost," says Steve
Elofson, Avionics Installation Manager at Duncan Aviation-Lincoln.
"My team wrote this whitepaper to help operators become familiar
with the issues involved in an upgrade and make more informed
decisions when they begin researching their options."
WAAS/LPV is an extremely accurate navigation system developed
for civil aviation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The system improves the accuracy of Global Positioning System (GPS)
navigation for all phases of flight, including en route navigation,
departures and arrivals. The FAA has been cancelling redundant
instrument ground-based approaches for several years, shifting its
focus toward developing more satellite-based approaches with ground
Duncan Aviation supports the aviation needs of government and
business operators and other service providers. Services include
major and minor airframe inspections and maintenance, engine
services, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems in addition
to full paint and interior services and aircraft sales and
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