15 September 2020
Planevision Systems has delivered redundant ADS-B Ground Stations to
QinetiQ Australia, that will be comissioned at the
new Queensland UAV Flight Test Range at
Clonburry Airport, the first of its kind in Australia. The test center, now open, is
at the core of
Queenslands UAV strategy. During the
foundation phase AU$14.5 million will be invested into the site with a 20-meter by 20-meter hangar,
airspace measuring 30 kilometers by 20 kilometers and up to 6000 feet, a 2-kilometer runway, state-of-the-art monitoring equipment,
surveillance radar and an air conditioned workshop.
15 August 2020
ECMWF, the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast, and
EUMETNET are supported by Planevision Systems in obtaining upper-air met data
like winds and temperature, as the usual data channels from specially equipped aircraft
dramatically reduced due to COVID-19 related decrease
in commercial air traffic. KNMI, the Dutch met organisation, has setup a
dedicated data center (EMADDC),
that relies on ADS-B receivers delivered by Planevision Systems and deployed by
AIR SUPPORT in its
worldwide FlightWatch network. A Planevision feeder software
processes Mode-S EHS radar replies and transmits metadata from remote locations to
EMADDC, where the final data processing takes places. While the update rate and the availability of Mode-S data outperforms AMDAR by far,
operator costs are completely avoided, as
Mode-S transponders are present in every commercial aircraft. Research efforts are underway at KNMI to further increase the accuracy of the data.
22 January 2020
Cambridge Pixel, our partner for ADS-B tracking display software, has added ASD-View to its air surveillance product portfolio to meet the growing demand for the visualisation of ADS-B aircraft data in maritime and surveillance applications. ASD-View is a PC-based Windows application for Planetrack ADS-B receivers that displays data from co-operating targets such as commercial aircraft, helicopters, light aircraft, and drones. ASD-View was developed to meet increasing demand for an ADS-B viewer from oil & gas platforms, port and harbour authorities and other maritime and surveillance applications. The new ASD-View software product is a standards-based viewer that interfaces with an ADS-B data stream and converts the reports into track symbols that are geo-referenced on a map. The software is fully compatible with Planetrack ground stations supporting ASTERIX CAT-021.
01 December 2019
Eggenfelden's airport (EDME) company in Lower Bavaria has accepted its Planetrack radar solution during October 2019. The system consists of a combined ADS-B/Flarm receiver in the tower cab and 4 ADS-B receivers that are located at public services sites around 5 NM from the airport. All stations send their timestamped data to a private server that calculates positions for aircraft that are only Mode-S transponder equipped, which is still the vast majority of General Aviation aircraft. All data are fused in the tower cab and displayed on a monitor concurrently. This installation will help all flying customers to fill the safety gap that was created since the local VHF Direction Finder was withdrawn after the VHF 8.33 kHz channel update. Now, pilots will get support as they are used, like QDM to the airfield.
11 October 2018
Our customer Schönhagen Airport (EDAZ), close to Berlin, has inaugurated its first IFR procedure on 11 Oct 2018. The procedure includes a RNAV (GPS) approach and SIDs with RNAV waypoints. Planevision Systems has supported the inauguration by providing a Multilateration Surveillance System. As a close-by bird sanctuary must be avoided by all pilots arriving and departing EDAZ below 2000 ft, the regulator had imposed a position tracking and recording system for the airport. Our system went into operation on 01 Jul 2017 and since then supports the surveillance tasks within the airport's immediate airspace. In 2019 two more airports are planned to start with Multilateration Surveilance
10 November 2017
Our PlaneRTx VHF receiver 2U rack insert is ready for the Becker GT6201 and TQ KRT2 as the ideal 8.33 kHz solution for small airports. Swapping any existing 25 kHz receiver in a 19″ airport tower rack is now only a matter of a few minutes. PlaneRTx comes with a built-in PSU, external speaker amplifier and other features depending on the VHF transceiver installed. Remember the EU 8.33 kHz mandate is nearing quickly; from Jan 01, 2018 most airports in the EU must be equipped with 8.33 kHz equipment.
20 October 2017
The interAirport exhibition was a busy and successful event. Many visitors on our stand were interested in new tracking technologies for ground and airborne equipment. The technology is trend-setting: equipment types that have never been targeted for tracking beforeare focussed as the technology becomes more and more affordable: tugs, busses, catering trucks, loaders etc. We will continue to support this trend with our partners on the next interAirport 2018 in Beijing.
8 October 2017
We proudly announce that the PlaneTRack ADS-B receiver Type BA was certified to withstand shock (30G) and severe vibrations according to the rigiorous requirements of RTCA DO-160G sections 7 and 8. The certifying agency is Eurofins close to Berlin, which is specialized in testing aircraft equipment. Passing the tests associated with shock and vibration means that Type BA can be used aboard of aircraft within certain temperature and pressurization limits, which are usually met during normal operations. Type BA is a specifically modified ADS-B receiver that consists of non-redundant receiver and power supply configuration.
20 September 2017
Planevision Systems, through its Chinese partner GAETECH, Beijing, has delivered and installed a training PlaneTRack ADS-B receiver system to the Civil Aviation University of China in Tianjin. The receiver came with Jetview-S radar software, with a fully customized radar map of the Tianjin terminal area, which is ideal for training purposes. The university was established in 1951 to provide civil aviation education and training for aviation staff in China, with special focus on the higher education of civil aviation engineering and management.
21 August 2017
For the benefit of surveillance of alpine helicopter rescue operations Planevision Systems has completed the delivery of a set of ADS-B receivers to the State of Vorarlberg emergency service authority. The 19" rack insert receivers were placed on mountain tops in the Vorarlberg area, at altitudes above 2.000 meters. ADS-B data as they are received are transmitted to the state emergency control center via WAN microlinks and subsequently processed in the authority's GIS. The PlaneTRack fully decoded output with its RESTFUL API made this integration very easy. During a test period of 12 months the installation proved to be helpful especially in the winter months, when rescue flights in the skiing resorts are a continous task.