An industry committee has recommended to the FAA a “Minimum Capabilities List” for forward-fit avionics that could become standard across commercial aircraft types to take advantage of NextGen program operational efficiencies. At the same time, the committee is wrestling with a retrofit issue that threatens to slow the rollout of the NextGen Data Communications (Data Comm) component. In a meeting July 30, the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) endorsed a set of four avionics ...

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