If you’re flying in Class A airspace (above 18,000 feet), or outside of the United States, then your aircraft needs to be equipped with a Mode S Transponder with Extended Squitter and ADS-B Out by January 1, 2020 (FAA Mandate).
Below is a list of available Mode S Transponders with Extended Squitter, a brief description and the manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing. Please note that the pricing does not include installation and may or may not include components such as antennas, wiring, etc.
Make sure you fully understand exactly what you’re required to have in your aircraft because the 2020 mandate will be here before you know it. And the closer it gets, the harder it will be to find the equipment needed and the shop time available to perform the installations. Prolonging the upgrades could result in significantly higher costs for both the equipment and installation.
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