The 411 on ADS-B – See and Be Seen!

Don’t Spend Money on ADS-B – Read Below to Find Out More!

What Is It?

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast

Automatic – does not require an external stimulus

Dependent – relies on systems

Surveillance – provides information to other parties

Broadcast – information is then broadcast, no knowledge of who receives the data

Why Is It Important?

ADS-B is technology that enhances safety and efficiency, and directly benefits pilots, controllers, airports, airlines, and the public. With ADS-B, pilots see what controllers see: displays showing other aircraft in the sky. The cockpit also displays hazardous weather and terrain, and gives pilots important flight information, such as temporary flight restrictions. ADS-B reduces the risk of runway incursions with cockpit and controller displays that show the location of aircraft and equipped ground vehicles on airport. Even remote areas without radar coverage, like the Gulf of Mexico and parts of Alaska, now have surveillance with ADS-B.
Relying on satellites instead of ground navigational aids also means aircraft will be able to fly more directly from Point A to B, saving time and money, and reducing fuel burn and emissions.

What Are The Rules?

The FAA published Federal Regulation 14 CFR § 91.225 and 14 CFR § 91.227 in May 2010. The final rule dictates that effective January 1, 2020, aircraft operating in airspace defined in 91.225 are required to have an ADS-B system that includes a certified position source capable of meeting requirements defined in 91.227.

Why Do You Need It?

The rule requires ADS-B Out equipment by January 1, 2020, to operate in designated airspace.

Where Can You Find More Information?

The FAA’s website is full of information on the ADS-B requirement:

Do You Have Any Other Options?

YES! If you do not wish to equip your aircraft with ADS-B you can sell it to Encore for:

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