The FAA is slowly cancelling redundant ILS approaches, shifting its focus toward developing more satellite-based approaches with ground references. However, budgets are tight and many questions still surround WAAS/LPV upgrades.
Is now the time to upgrade to WAAS? What is the difference between a STC and field approval process? Why are upgrades so expensive? Duncan Aviation's industry experts answer some of the common questions and confusion surrounding these upgrades.
This field guide is a tool to help owners and operators understand why WAAS is important and factors to take into consideration as they plan an upgrade.
Duncan Aviation continuously strives to be the voice of clarity in the acronym-happy aviation industry. Our free whitepaper Field Guides are an aircraft operator's source for information about important topics in business aviation, and are written in clear, concise, no-nonsense language.
Since the 1990s, we have been publishing the slightly more technical Field Guide documents to address complicated avionics mandates and other industry initiatives. Our goal is to educate customers so they can make the most informed decisions possible for their aircraft, passengers and company. Authored by Duncan Aviation’s technical experts, operators can call and speak with these experts anytime they wish for clarification for more information.
Download this free Duncan Aviation Field Guide to learn more about “Upgrading to WAAS.”