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ADS-B Out – FAA 2020 Mandate 2017-05-10T13:17:30+00:00

ADS-B Out

ADS-B Out is the broadcasting part of ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast).  Through a transmitter, aircraft data such as airspeed, altitude, location and identification is broadcast to ADS-B ground stations.  In most cases, the real-time data that is received by air traffic controllers is more accurate than the data provided by current radar-based systems.

How does it work?
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Determine Aircraft's Location

Using GPS and an ADS-B transponder, an aircraft’s exact location is determined.

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Broadcast to Ground Station

The aircraft’s information, such as airspeed, altitude, and location, is broadcast to ADS-B ground stations as well as to other nearby aircraft.
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Ground Station Relays to ATC

Ground stations relay the information to air traffic controllers.

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Broadcast Back to Aircraft

A signal with flight data and radar weather is broadcast back to the aircraft from the ground station.

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Broadcast to Nearby Aircraft

Aircraft equipped with ADS-B In will receive nearby aircraft’s information such as airspeed, altitude and location.
Don't be grounded on January 1, 2020
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ADS-B Out Mandate – January 1, 2020

The FAA has mandated that aircraft must be equipped with ADS-B Out when operating in airspace that requires a Mode C transponder:

  1. Class A, B, and C airspace.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Around those airports identified in 14 CFR part 91, Appendix D.
The ADS-B Out mandate is happening – it will not be delayed.

If you’ve been putting off getting your ADS-B Out upgrade because you think the FAA will delay the mandatory compliance date – DON’T!  They’re steadfast in stating that the date will not be moved.

As of January 2017, there are sufficient supplies of ADS-B Out avionics and shop time available to schedule an installation.  However, the availability of both is decreasing steadily as the mandate approaches.  Waiting too long to upgrade will not only jeopardize your aircraft being grounded on January 1, 2020, it may also cost you more due to the limited supply of ADS-B Out equipment available.

At a recent Banyan NextGen event, FAA Aerospace Engineer, Alex Rodriguez, discussed everything you need to know regarding ADS-B and NextGen Capabilities.  The video is available via on-demand by clicking the video image link on this page.

ADS-B Out Presentation Topics

  • Overview of ADS-B Mandate
  • Overview of Fans 1/A
  • ADS-B Deployment Status
  • Benefits realized from ADS-B
  • ADS-B Performance Monitor
Contact Banyan Avionics
Christopher Jelinek
Christopher JelinekAvionics Service Manager
954-253-5982

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