New SID and STAR clearances

Nav Canada has published a clear video on the latest RT calls for SIDs and STARs. See http://blog.navcanada.ca/new-phraseology-sids-stars/

N-Reg operators with EFVS flying in Europe

European Part-NCC operators are not permitted to continue the approach below 100′ above TDZE – after having seen the required items – using the EFVS. They must use natural vision. FAA Part 91 operators in the US are permitted to continue to use their enhanced vision – See AC 90-106A. Also, Part-NCC operators require an … Continued

Think before checking your ADS-B

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received reports of transponder and ADS-B OUT system ground test events in which information, including simulated altitude, was transmitted from the test aircraft and received by aircraft inflight. In at least one instance, an ADS-B OUT system ground test created a false airborne target that generated a TCASS RA … Continued

MNPS has died – Long Live NAT HLA

As you may already be aware, North Atlantic Minimum Navigation Performance Specification area (MNPS) ceased to exist under that name at the end of January 2016.  The same physical chunk of airspace is now called the North Atlantic High Level Airspace (NAT HLA). The granting of MNPS approvals therefore terminated on that date for new … Continued

Iridium SATCOM

If you are equipped with an Iridium Satellite phone and use it as an alternative or backup for LRNS operations, you may need it have it modified. See FAA Info 15008  http://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USAFAA/2015/08/13/file_attachments/416333/InFO15008.pdf If you selected an Inmarsat SATVOICE system, relax!  The message does not apply to you