Eagle Cap Brings Aeronautical Data for BLOS Operations


Aviation Charting Service (ACS) by Eagle Cap Software includes the tools and software necessary for operators and developers to add an aeronautical chart display—based on ARINC 424 data—to their ground control station (GCS) or situational awareness maps in order to facilitate beyond line of sight operations (BLOS).

According to Dane Winchester, Co-Founder of Eagle Cap Software, “Many ground control stations do not have the aeronautical data necessary to fly in the NAS. ACS allows operators to add it as an overlay eliminating the need to have another app open during BLOS operations.”

If operators are going to begin flying in the national airspace system (NAS) conducting BLOS operations they are going to need access to the same aeronautical data manned aviation is using. Eagle Cap can provide worldwide ARINC 424 data or developers can bring their own. Data is available from Jeppesen, Lido, Navblue, air navigation service providers (ANSPs) and the FAA. Eagle Cap has developed the tools to process the data then display it using ACS.

Aviation Charting Service renders ARINC 424 data as vector elements from an SQLite database, minimising the footprint of the data and increasing load times. It also supports raster tiles for the display of cultural, terrain, weather, or other data. The service consists of two components: 1) a library to display the data, and 2) an ARINC 424 data converter. Eagle Cap Software will also offer an ARINC 424 data subscription, eliminating the need to contract yet another service.

Aviation Charting Service currently supports the following ARINC 424 data types: Airports, VORs, NDBs, Waypoints, Airways (High), Airways (Low), Restricted Airspace, and FIRs.

“This service provides a quick and easy method to add the visualisation of aviation data to a GCS,” said Winchester.

Aviation Charting Service is available as a stand-alone map or can be integrated into Apple Maps, Google Maps and web applications. Operators and developers can contact Eagle Cap Software for technical details and to schedule demo.

About Eagle Cap Software

Eagle Cap Software provides software engineering, mobile application development, and systems integration with a focus on flight operations for aviation, aerospace, and defence organisations. The company consists of engineers, technologists, and developers with domain experience in electronic flight bag, moving map, flight planning and optimisation, airspace programs, aviation data, and charting.

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