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NDB Training Scheduling Change

Posted by Erin Howell on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

UPDATE: This year, Southern Avionics Company is excited to announce two different NDB training courses hosted in Houston, Texas, USA.

Due to an overwhelming response to the announcement of our Training Schedule, we have rescheduled the May session to coinside with the October sessions. Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see all of you in October!

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Topics: NDB, Non-Directional Beacon, Navigation, Beacon, SE Series, training, ndbs, technical training, ndb workshop, FAQ, NDB transmitter

Southern Avionics Announces New NDB Training Opportunities

Posted by Erin Howell on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

This year, Southern Avionics Company is excited to announce two different NDB training courses hosted in Houston, Texas, USA.

Conveniently scheduled around the annual OTC in May, Southern Avionics Company will host a two day course beginning May 1st, 2014. This seminar is focused on the overall familiarization with SAC's NDBs. During the seminar, attendees will receive Technical Training from SAC Authorized Instructors, attend informative lectures, detailed demonstrations, and get hands on time with the latest Southern Avionics Equipment.

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Topics: NDB, Non-Directional Beacon, SE Series, training, ndbs, technical training, ndb workshop, NDB transmitter

A New NDB Helps Aviation Students Stay On Track

Posted by Tara Trevino on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

The Client

Airline Training Center Arizona (ATCA) is a pilot training facility based in Goodyear, Arizona that proudly trains students from all over the globe. With a collegiate approach to the training of pilots, ATCA operates out of a private, ILS-equipped airport where they have maintained a Southern Avionics Company non-directional beacon (NDB) since 1992.

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Topics: Beacon, case studies

Quality and Longevity of SAC's NDB

Posted by Erin Howell on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

At Southern Avionics Company we pride ourselves on the quality and longevity of our products. Today we manufacture and assemble our transmitters in the same place we started over 51 years ago.  Our transmitters have a notoriously long lifespan, and our customers request support documentation on a regular basis. In some cases, the requests are for manuals for systems 10, 20, 30 plus years old.  Here are two of our recent favorites.

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Topics: NDB, Non-Directional Beacon, Marine Navigation, Aircraft Navigation, Beacon, case studies, NDB transmitter

Implementing Optimized Non-Directional Beacon Systems for Navigational Safety in Ecuador

Posted by Tara Trevino on Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Navigational safety is a top priority for airports, regardless of size or location. Pilots need to be able to consistently locate and land at the airport in order to get people and products to their final destinations efficiently. A trip that does not result in a safe landing at the airport is a waste of time and resources, not to mention potentially dangerous for the pilots.

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Topics: NDB, Beacon, case studies

Optimizing Non-Directional Beacon Systems for Offshore Navigation in Libya

Posted by Tara Trevino on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

The Client

A long-term client of Southern Avionics, this oil and gas company with operations in Libya needed to guarantee safe navigation to its new offshore rigs.

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Topics: NDB, Beacon, case studies

Offshore NDB Repair and Upgrade

Posted by Tara Trevino on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

The Client

The client was a long term offshore Southern Avionics client with a SA100 NDB system.

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Topics: NDB, case studies

Land-Based Frequency Configuration Challenges

Posted by Tara Trevino on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

The Challenge

A small, regional airport in Ecuador couldn’t get site approval due to an erratic needle swing on pilots’ automatic direction finders  (ADF) every time they used Southern Avionics’ SE125 NDB system to approach the airport over a mountain. No matter how much the frequency was changed, there was not a significant increase in performance.

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Topics: NDB, case studies

Finding the Right NDB Frequency for Offshore Platforms

Posted by Tara Trevino on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

On an oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico, a client had installed a Southern Avionics SE125 NDB system to provide safe and consistent navigation to the platform for his pilots.

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Topics: NDB, case studies

Customized Southern Avionics NDB System Implementation for Vessels

Posted by Tara Trevino on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

The Client

The client is a non-profit organization that operates a series of small yachts for marine research and environmental work.

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Topics: NDB, Beacon, case studies

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