Aircraft owners who have already installed ADS-B Out are encouraged to test their systems to ensure they are transmitting in compliance with FAR 91.227.
In early 2019, the FAA published a Safety Briefing that looked at the rate of non-performing emitters (NPE). Emitters perform the Broadcast-Out requirement of ADS-B, automatically sending signals of your aircraft’s position, speed, location in relation to other aircraft, and other information to Air Traffic Control and other aircraft in the area.
“A recent report run by our Market Research Supervisor here at Duncan Aviation found that there are more than 7,700 aircraft with NPE,” says Manager of Completions & Modification Services Sales Nate Klenke. “Many of the aircaft with NPEs were likely installed more than four years ago or prior to changes made in the mandate and implemented over the years after its initial announcement. Some, however, may be a result of an improper installation or equipment configuation.”[Read more…]