Aireon and the FAA recently completed a successful flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, collecting ADS-B data to be used as part of a larger validation effort exploring the new system’s capability from low-earth orbit. [Read more…]
By Clifton Stroud, FAA NextGen Outreach and Reporting
Adrian Eichhorn is passionate about aviation. When he isn’t flying as a first officer with JetBlue based out of Boston, he’s flying his 1962 P35 Beechcraft V-Tail Bonanza based at Manassas Regional Airport, close to his home in Northern Virginia.
Eichhorn bought the Bonanza in 1988 and has completely rebuilt it over the years, doing most of the work himself. The effort included a completely rebuilt engine, a specially modified large cargo door, and a custom-designed avionics panel with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In.
He is a huge believer in the numerous safety benefits of ADS-B Out and In. [Read more…]
The FAA wants you to know these 10 things about ADS-B: [Read more…]
By CLIFTON STROUD, FAA
Tens of thousands of general aviation pilots are already enjoying added safety benefits, enhanced situational awareness and more peace of mind from Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) long before the 2020 deadline to equip.
To encourage more aircraft owners to equip soon and avoid long waits for installation at repair shops as the deadline nears, the FAA is offering — for a limited time — a $500 rebate for completed ADS-B installations in fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft. [Read more…]
By DAVE HUGHES, FAA
Some general aviation aircraft owners may not recognize the consequences of waiting to install Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out until they discover in 2020 that they cannot easily fly out of their home airport.
Many GA airports are located in or near airspace that requires ADS-B equipage. Without ADS-B Out onboard, pilots will need to seek exceptions from air traffic controllers to depart from their home airport, which might not be granted or could lead to delays. [Read more…]
uAvionix Corporation enters the general aviation market with four products: EchoUAT, SkyFYX, SkyEcho, and EchoESX.
An Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ADS-B avionics solution provider, uAvionix officials say they aim to disrupt the general aviation industry by leveraging solutions developed for drones to transform avionics design and dramatically reduce the size and cost of ownership. [Read more…]
Combining the Becker Avionics BXT6513 Mode S transponder with FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor and RANGR-RX ADS-B Receiver, these remote-mounted solutions provide turboprop and turbojet aircraft a way to equip with ADS-B In and Out for the January 2020 mandate, according to officials with both companies. [Read more…]
By DAVID HUGHES, FAA NextGen Outreach and Reporting
The ADS-B mandate is about 36 months away. It may seem like plenty of time, but the closer you get to the end of 2019, the longer the line for an installation will get.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has said on many occasions that the mandate set for Jan. 1, 2020, will not change. The FAA has been urging general aviation aircraft owners to equip sooner rather than later if they plan to fly in airspace where the rule requires an aircraft to report its position on ADS-B Out. [Read more…]