Are you NextGen ready?

As the deadline for equipping for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) nears, GA pilots are scrambling to find out everything they need to know. What is certain is that by Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft operating in most US controlled airspace must be equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out avionics. [Read more…]

When do you plan to equip with ADS-B Out?

According to a recent poll conducted by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, more than 58% of survey respondents indicated that they would install ADS-B equipment prior to the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline mandated by the FAA.

In addition. 3.7% planned to equip in the next six months, and another 8.7% plan to equip in the next year.

Less than 15% indicated they never planned to equip [Read more…]

Airlines expect ADS-B Out ‘grace period’


Aviation Week is reporting, “U.S. airlines expect that FAA will allow a five-year “grace period” for full compliance with the agency’s 2010 mandate that carriers’ aircraft be Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out capable by Jan. 1, 2020.”

Airlines for America filed a “grace period” petition, but it isn’t just the industry begging for more time. Technical issues – on the FAA’s side – are cited. Despite repeated proclamations from FAA Administrator Michael Huerta that the 2020 deadline won’t be delayed, it’ll be interesting to see how this petition plays out.