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ARINC 424 Parser – Update 1

Good progress has been made on the Parser with API support for the ARINC 424 records list below, the data is accessed through an data object returning collections of records with fields/properties. A unit test framework has been added so that further tests can be added for checking ARINC 424 validation rules and other constraints. [...]

2019-01-07T14:35:24+00:00January 7th, 2019|FPAssistant SDK/API News|

ARINC 424 Parser – .NET Standard 2.0

Programming work has started on developing a parser for ARINC 424 Navigation System database files, it is developed as a parser because it will read the 424 data file to build a data structure; this structure can then be accessed using an object based API similar to others in the FPAssistant SDK. The API is [...]

2018-11-22T18:24:22+00:00November 22nd, 2018|FPAssistant SDK/API News|

FAA PBN – RNAV and RNP 1 Departure Calculations

Just added are the 3 calculations from 8260 Volume 3 covering the RNAV and RNP 1 Departures, these are: Projected Altitude VA Segment Distance VA Segment Termination Altitude ROC, CG and Climb Gradient Termination Altitude These are available in the SDK and coming very soon to the Windows 10 App SDK Usage PbnCalculations pbnCalclations = [...]

2018-11-18T13:42:08+00:00November 18th, 2018|FPAssistant App News, FPAssistant SDK/API News|

TAS and Conversion Factor

Question: How can I calculation a True Air Speed and obtain the conversion factor? In the SDK we use the IndicatedAirSpeed struct which has a few different constructors to handle a different temperature variation, the full API documentation can be found here. Two values are required, these are an Airspeed and an Altitude value.  So an example [...]

2018-08-24T17:11:46+00:00August 24th, 2018|FPAssistant SDK/API News|

Code Coverage – What is it and why so important for aviation

Code Coverage is important when testing software to investigate and determine how much of the programmers code is being coverage by the test cases. The code coverage amount is represented as a percentage. The Wikipedia definition is... "In computer science, test coverage is a measure used to describe the degree to which the source code [...]

2018-07-23T16:13:10+00:00July 23rd, 2018|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|