National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen joined today with Dan Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to issue a reminder to the business aviation community to install Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B) equipment on their aircraft before the FAA’s Jan. 1, 2020, deadline.
“Without ADS-B, your operation will not be able to continue flights into any of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas,” reads the letter to business aircraft operators. “Additionally, you will be required to fly at lower, less efficient altitudes. If you have not yet installed rule-compliant ADS-B Out equipment, or scheduled an appointment, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.”
The FAA first published its ADS-B rule in May 2010, as a significant step toward its Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), which will replace radar-based aircraft position reporting for air traffic control (ATC) with satellite-derived, GPS data. READ MORE