“The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a civil penalty of $3,685,000 against NavWorx Inc. of Rowlett, Texas, for allegedly producing and selling navigation
units that did not meet FAA requirements and for allegedly misleading customers about those products.”
Based on what I’ve read, this could be a problem for NavWorx. 3.7 million is a large penalty, but considering the situation it could’ve caused problems. Personally, I think that the fine should go through if there actually is a problem with ADS-B navigation equipment, as it could lead to losing track of aircraft in the sky.
For those that don’t know, ADS-B is a surveillance technology that allows aircraft to be tracked via transmissions to satellite. If the software were to fail, it could cause major problems for navigation as the ATC would not be able to see the aircraft.
So what does everyone here think about this? For those that are pilots or ATC, how does ADS-B help you fly or control the aircraft in your airspace? Let me know what you think.