A lifelong aviation enthusiast with nearly 15 years in the field, pilot and flight instructor Jason Davidson is an expert in all areas of flight planning. Jason, who joined Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. in 2005, has spent time on the Universal portfolio teams facilitating trips and providing quality assurance and project management duties to further improve systems within Universal. He currently serves as Flight Planning Technical Specialist, and plays a critical role in preparing the Flight Planning Team and clients for all aspects and changes regarding flight planning such as ICAO 2012. Jason has a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation from the University of North Dakota.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ADS (automatic dependent surveillance)-B is air traffic satellite-based surveillance technology. ADS-B is automatic and requires no pilot or external input. It’s dependent in that it depends on data from the aircraft’s navigation system. ADS-B is a key element of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and is now mandatory in certain regions of airspace. […]
Each country has different regulations and requirements that must be adhered to as to when, where and how to file a Flight Plan (FPL) as well as revising flight plans…
The process of filing and revising flight plans, as well as the validity periods of flight plans, differs by country. For some locations and regions this information may be more difficult to obtain. For destinations outside your home country/region, it’s often best to work with your 3rd-party…
As Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) requirements continue to tighten worldwide, it’s important to stay informed of new and/or changing requirements. We previously covered the latest regulations in our article, “Business Aviation ADS-B Updates […]
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) are a type of Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that can be issued at any time. These airspace restrictions can cause flights to be re-routed or delayed. Non-adherence to TFR procedures may result in your flight being intercepted or detained and/or crew interviewed by law enforcement personnel. The following is an overview […]
Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) coverage is growing throughout the world. Despite only five countries currently having any airspace where ADS-B equipage is mandated, ADS-B services are actually provided throughout a large amount of the world’s airspace. The information in this article is to go over those countries that currently have ADS-B mandates in place, […]
China’s recent establishment of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea is attracting attention and causing confusion among business aircraft operators around the world. An ADIZ is an airspace area over water or land where identification, location, and control of aircraft are required in the interests of national security. Many countries […]
Requirements for operators to be ADS-B equipped are being implemented in various parts of the world. For some, those implementation dates are right around the corner. Operators who do not meet ADS-B mandates may face reduced operating flexibility worldwide. Therefore, it’s important to understand emerging regulatory requirements and how they’ll impact your future global mobility. […]
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) approved a Proposal for Amendment (PFA) of the North Atlantic Tracks Regional Supplement Procedures (NAT Regional SUPPS) on January 4, 2012. This mandates, in phases, aircraft equipage with Future Air Navigation System (FANS 1/A), Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract (ADS-C) systems. Paragraphs 3.3.1 and […]
While generic flight plans can have a place in the preliminary trip planning process, it’s important to understand their limitations. Business jet operators should never use a generic flight plan to file a trip with Air Traffic Control (ATC) and should be aware that such flight plans only approximate aviation fuel burn and range capability […]
When flying longer routings over water and remote areas, business aircraft operators need to be aware of Extended Operations (ETOPS) rules and required certification. If you’re operating scheduled commercial or charter (non-scheduled commercial) flights, there are ETOPS requirements, certifications and alternate flight plans to note, depending on the aircraft’s state of authority. It’s important to […]
This business aviation blog post continues from our previous article entitled: FAQs on Flight Plan Format Changes for ICAO 2012. New format ICAO 2012 flight plans are just around the corner and involve several important data and format changes that must be understood and adhered to. While many resources are available to business aircraft operators, […]
In 2012, the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) Model Flight Plan Form and filed ICAO flight-plan messages will incorporate some modifications to the PRESENT format. The PRESENT ICAO flight-plan format will not be supported after November 15, 2012 at 0001z. ICAO 2012 will have a major impact on all Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), aircraft […]