The FAA completed its final implementation milestone with Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) in September 2019, when the last two of the 155 airports to receive ADS-B, Akron-Canton Airport and Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, both in Ohio, became operational.[Read more…]
A recent report from the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General’s Office states that just 44% of general aviation aircraft are equipped with ADS-B Out, with just months remaining before the Jan. 1, 2020 mandate.
The report notes that:
- 44% of general aviation aircraft (62,494 of 143,322) that are estimated to equip with ADS-B Out have done so. This segment of operators has been slow to equip and has seen only a 56% increase in equipage since May 1, 2018.
- 63% of higher-end turbojet and turboprop aircraft (14,166 of 22,596) estimated to equip have done so.
- Conversely, only 40% of the single- and multi-engine piston aircraft (48,328 of 120,726) estimated to equip have done so.
The Jan. 1, 2020, mandate for ADS-B Out is fast approaching, with aircraft owners scrambling to find the right fit for their aircraft and their type of flying, as well as schedule time at an avionics shop.
With the mandate just four months away, what are the most important things you need to know today?[Read more…]
Officials claimed it was fitting that the introduction was made at Oshkosh, which is in the heart of Wisconsin dairy country, as the company started in a dairy barn some 25 years ago and 4,400 miles away, near Munich, Germany.
“It’s true. There was a time when the cows out-numbered our employees,” said Frank Denk, president and CEO of TQ – Systems USA. “But, no more. Today, TQ has a workforce of more than 1,700 engineers, technicians, and support staff, with locations around the world, building products that help lead the way in aviation, embedded modules, robotics, mobility, and automation.”[Read more…]
Orville J. Winover submitted the following photo and note: “A 1950 Cessna 140, one of the first antique classics to have ABS-In/Out installed to meet the 2020 deadline.”[Read more…]
Should any of the reservations be returned, the agency will make them available each Wednesday at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on a first-come, first-served basis.[Read more…]