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Deadline to Equip is January 1, 2020!

Time is almost out to ensure you’re compliant for the 2020 ADS-B mandate. The FAA has re-affirmed that the deadline is not going to change regardless of fleet compliance. Don’t wait any longer, shop space is limited!

  • Does the ADS-B Mandate Affect Me?
  • About the FAA NextGen Program
  • How Can I Get NextGen Ready?
  • The Ins and Outs of ADS-B

Under the rule, ADS-B Out performance will be required to operate in:

  • Class A, B, and C.
  • Class E airspace within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia at and above 10,000 feet MSL, excluding the airspace at and below 2,500 feet above the surface.
  • Class E airspace at and above 3,000 feet MSL over the Gulf of Mexico from the coastline of the United States out to 12 nautical miles.
  • Around those airports identified in 14 CFR part 91, Appendix D.

The ADS-B Out rule does not apply in the airspace defined in items 1 and 2 above for any aircraft that was not originally certificated with an electrical system or that has not subsequently been certified with such a system installed, including balloons and gliders. Source: FAA ADS-B FAQ

The FAA NextGen program aims to increase the efficiency, capacity and safety of airspace systems around the world. The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the FAA-led modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying even safer, more efficient, and more predictable.

This modernization effort is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in U.S. history. Instead of making minor upgrades to aging infrastructure, the FAA and its partners continue to implement major new technologies and capabilities in shaping a modern, resilient, and secure National Airspace System that serves more than 2.7 million passengers and 44,000 flights per day.

NextGen is not one technology, product, or goal. The modernization effort encompasses innovative and transformative technologies that are being developed and implemented after thorough testing for safety.

The first core technology in the program is Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). By January 1, 2020 aircraft operating in most US controlled airspace must be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics. The goal of this new technology is to increase the safety of our skies. Traditional radar-based systems update every 3-15 seconds but ADS-B Out avionics transmit data once every second! ]

Also, if you are equipped with ADS-B In, you will be able to receive location information directly from the ADS-B Out equipped aircraft around you. To be compliant with the new rule aircraft will need an approved GPS/WAAS as the ADS-B position source and an ADS-B Out datalink radio to relay the information. The datalink radio can be either 1090ES or 978UAT. If you fly below FL180, 978UAT is highly recommended. ADS-B In receivers are not required but are also encouraged as a useful addition to your avionics that will enable you to receive valuable weather and traffic data without a subscription based service. Learn more about this and other NextGen programs and how they affect general aviation at www.faa.gov/nextgen/ga

To get started complete a simple questionnaire about your aircraft's current avionics, and your mission needs. Then our avionics experts will prepare three quotes covering a range of equipment options. Select a proposal and book your installation. Exact installation times may vary based upon equipment selected, but most general aviation aircraft can expect to become ADS-B compliant in only 1-2 weeks.
Over 100,000 general aviation aircraft will be required to comply with the ADS-B Out mandate. Owners and operators not in compliance with the mandate by January 1, 2020 will encounter reduced airspace access.
“We understand that figuring out how to become ADS-B compliant is complicated and confusing for many pilots and owners. Our goal is to make the process as simple as possible by collecting aircraft information and then leveraging our many relationships with leading avionics manufacturers to present custom-tailored solutions to the owner.” - Rick Wahlman, Avionics Manager

ADS-B Out is the ability to transmit a properly formatted ADS-B message from the aircraft to ground stations and to ADS-B-In-equipped aircraft. ADS-B In is the ability of an aircraft to receive information transmitted from ADS-B ground stations and from other aircraft. ADS-B In is not mandated by the ADS-B Out rule. If an operator chooses to voluntarily equip an aircraft with ADS-B In avionics, a compatible display is also necessary to see the information. Source: FAA ADS-B FAQ

Data available for both 1090 ES and 978UAT equipped aircraft: ADS-B Traffic that includes Radar detected aircraft, ADS-B and Transponder equipped aircraft. Also receive traffic data directly from other ADS-B Out equipped aircraft when outside the range of ground stations.

Data available for 978UAT equipped aircraft only: Subscription Free Weather, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, METARs, NEXRAD, NOTAMs, TFRs, PIREPs, SUA Status, TAFs, and Winds/Temps Aloft.

ADS-B Compliance Information & Services

Under the rule, ADS-B Out performance will be required to operate in:

  • Class A, B, and C.
  • Class E airspace within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia at and above 10,000 feet MSL, excluding the airspace at and below 2,500 feet above the surface.
  • Class E airspace at and above 3,000 feet MSL over the Gulf of Mexico from the coastline of the United States out to 12 nautical miles.
  • Around those airports identified in 14 CFR part 91, Appendix D.

The ADS-B Out rule does not apply in the airspace defined in items 1 and 2 above for any aircraft that was not originally certificated with an electrical system or that has not subsequently been certified with such a system installed, including balloons and gliders. Source: FAA ADS-B FAQ

The FAA NextGen program aims to increase the efficiency, capacity and safety of airspace systems around the world. The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the FAA-led modernization of America’s air transportation system to make flying even safer, more efficient, and more predictable.

 

This modernization effort is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in U.S. history. Instead of making minor upgrades to aging infrastructure, the FAA and its partners continue to implement major new technologies and capabilities in shaping a modern, resilient, and secure National Airspace System that serves more than 2.7 million passengers and 44,000 flights per day.

NextGen is not one technology, product, or goal. The modernization effort encompasses innovative and transformative technologies that are being developed and implemented after thorough testing for safety.

 

The first core technology in the program is Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). By January 1, 2020 aircraft operating in most US controlled airspace must be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics. The goal of this new technology is to increase the safety of our skies. Traditional radar-based systems update every 3-15 seconds but ADS-B Out avionics transmit data once every second!

 

Also, if you are equipped with ADS-B In, you will be able to receive location information directly from the ADS-B Out equipped aircraft around you. To be compliant with the new rule aircraft will need an approved GPS/WAAS as the ADS-B position source and an ADS-B Out datalink radio to relay the information. The datalink radio can be either 1090ES or 978UAT. If you fly below FL180, 978UAT is highly recommended. ADS-B In receivers are not required but are also encouraged as a useful addition to your avionics that will enable you to receive valuable weather and traffic data without a subscription based service. Learn more about this and other NextGen programs and how they affect general aviation at www.faa.gov/nextgen/ga

To get started complete a simple questionnaire about your aircraft's current avionics, and your mission needs. Then our avionics experts will prepare three quotes covering a range of equipment options. Select a proposal and book your installation. Exact installation times may vary based upon equipment selected, but most general aviation aircraft can expect to become ADS-B compliant in only 1-2 weeks.
Over 100,000 general aviation aircraft will be required to comply with the ADS-B Out mandate. Owners and operators not in compliance with the mandate by January 1, 2020 will encounter reduced airspace access.
“We understand that figuring out how to become ADS-B compliant is complicated and confusing for many pilots and owners. Our goal is to make the process as simple as possible by collecting aircraft information and then leveraging our many relationships with leading avionics manufacturers to present custom-tailored solutions to the owner.” - Rick Wahlman, Avionics Manager

ADS-B Out is the ability to transmit a properly formatted ADS-B message from the aircraft to ground stations and to ADS-B-In-equipped aircraft. ADS-B In is the ability of an aircraft to receive information transmitted from ADS-B ground stations and from other aircraft. ADS-B In is not mandated by the ADS-B Out rule. If an operator chooses to voluntarily equip an aircraft with ADS-B In avionics, a compatible display is also necessary to see the information. Source: FAA ADS-B FAQ

 

Data available for both 1090 ES and 978UAT equipped aircraft: ADS-B Traffic that includes Radar detected aircraft, ADS-B and Transponder equipped aircraft. Also receive traffic data directly from other ADS-B Out equipped aircraft when outside the range of ground stations.

 

Data available for 978UAT equipped aircraft only: Subscription Free Weather, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, METARs, NEXRAD, NOTAMs, TFRs, PIREPs, SUA Status, TAFs, and Winds/Temps Aloft.

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