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Spotlight: Finnair Develop Flight Simulator Tool for ARINC 424 Navigation Data

Finnair have been using the FPAssistant SDK suite along with the optional ARINC 424 Parser module to develop their own software tool in-house, an insight of the Microsoft Windows app is explained further below by Toni Kivinen who is the manager of Simulator Engineering at Finnair. Finnair Flight Training has been struggled for years to [...]

2022-08-29T14:38:36+00:00August 29th, 2022|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

API: TERPS Standard Formulas for Geodetic Calculations (8260.58)

The following FAA standard formulas with test cases passing have recently been implemented with more to follow. Click on the link to open the FPAssistant SDK documentation. WGS84CrsIntersect - Computes the coordinates where two geodesic curves intersect WGS84Destination - Computes destination point based on course and a static point WGS84Distance - Distance between two points [...]

2022-08-28T00:55:00+00:00August 28th, 2022|FPAssistant SDK/API News|

SDK: .NET 6.0 Support with Microsoft system updates

Developer requested upgrades and news is detailed below but in short the developer team has switched to developing the SDK now using Microsoft Visual Studio 2022. This enables host of new features and we are looking at .NET MAUI for support for macOS and mobiles although this is still early stages. .NET 6.0 .NET 6.0 [...]

2022-06-11T15:19:47+00:00June 11th, 2022|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

UK Obstacle Data – QGIS and SQL Azure

A support question arrived asking about adding data into a spatial database, as it happens a article was written a while back on LinkedIn. In short, the GeoMapElements (Point, Circle, Line, Polygon, LineString, etc) are easily added to a spatial database using the method AsGeography(). The article describes how data contained in a Excel spreadsheet [...]

2022-05-22T15:08:23+00:00May 22nd, 2022|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

FPAssistant Suite SDK Binaries Options on .NET

The FPAssistant Suite SDK uses the .NET platform from Microsoft as the developer platform, this is because is free, cross-platform and open source. Here is a link to find out more about .NET. The big release a while back was .NET 5.0 and it seems that Microsoft and the community are releasing .NET on a [...]

2022-04-01T12:56:20+00:00April 1st, 2022|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

Microsoft announces .NET 6.0

Well, a year later and we now have .NET 6.0 developed by the .NET team and community. This is another great step forward for aviation software developers using the FPAssistant Suite SDK as this is fully now supported for .NET 6.0. This release is a unified development platform and as you can see from the [...]

2021-11-16T14:46:58+00:00November 16th, 2021|FPAssistant SDK/API News|

App: ICAO Basic ILS – FPAssistant, QGIS and Google Earth

Here is a good blog written by Antonio Locandro who used FPAssistant App to create a ICAO PANS-OPS Basic ILS set of surfaces and then imported into QGIS and then exported as 3D KML for display in Google Earth. This shows workflows of what can be achieved using free tools. Click here to read the [...]

2021-09-01T13:19:37+00:00September 1st, 2021|FPAssistant App News, General News|

SDK: Coordinate Systems (WGS-84 <--> NAD 83 and UTM)

In our world of aviation we get the data in all forms and many different digital formats. To support the most commonly used, the SDK uses:    WGS-84 Latitude / Longitude Coordinates with GeoCoordinate and GeoCoordinateBasic    Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate system (UTM Map Projection)    North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) If we are [...]

2021-07-22T12:21:00+00:00July 22nd, 2021|FPAssistant SDK/API News|

SDK: NuGet Update to FPAssistant SDK Build 2021.4.22

A few days back the latest build of FPAssistant SDK was added to the NuGet Gallery, it has been a few months and the Dev Team has been working to improve, add new features which some have been requested by users. Further details can be found below. NuGetGallery - FPAssistant SDK JSON - [...]

2021-04-26T11:14:23+00:00April 26th, 2021|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|