Duncan Aviation Releases Whitepaper on WAAS

LINCOLN, NEB. —Duncan Aviation recently released a whitepaper that addresses common questions and misperceptions about Wide Area Augmentation Systems (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) upgrades.

Entitled "Upgrading to WAAS: Answers From Industry Experts," the whitepaper 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 references.

Duncan Aviation’s free whitepaper is available for download at http://www.DuncanAviation.aero/waas.

For more information, please contact Steve Elofson at 402.479.1603, or any member of the Avionics Installation Team at 402.475.2611 or 800.228.4277.

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting 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 acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at 800.228.1836 or 402.475.4125 (international) who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls.

Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include more than 20 satellite avionics facilities strategically located throughout the United States. For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, contact us at 402.475.2611 or 800.228.4277. Or visit us on the web at www.DuncanAviation.aero.