WASHINGTON, D.C. —The FAA has finalized the industry-wide technical standard orders (TSOs) for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), the cornerstone of the next generation air traffic control system (NextGen).
ADS-B will migrate the existing radar surveillance infrastructure from the ground to a distributed aircraft and ground-based system. Previously, manufacturers did not have the standards necessary to design and build ADS-B equipment needed to meet the performance required for NextGen. These standards will permit manufacturers to move forward with the production of ADS-B equipment.
“These standards are a significant success for NextGen, especially as we consider near-term opportunities to accelerate capacity, efficiency and safety benefits,” said Rob Wilson, president of Honeywell Business and General Aviation and chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. “The FAA has taken a considerable step forward by finalizing these TSOs and we look forward to continuing a strong government-industry partnership in order to maintain this momentum as we move toward equipage and implementation.”
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