What is the difference between ADS-B Out and ADS-B In?
ADS-B Out refers to an aircraft broadcasting its position and other information. ADS-B In refers to an aircraft receiving the broadcasts and messages from the ground network such as TIS-B and FIS-B. (TIS-B and FIS-B are only available in the USA) ADS-B In is not yet mandated by the ADS-B Out rule.
What type of aircraft requires ADS-B?
All aircraft that weigh more than 5 700 kg, or have a max cruise speed greater than 250 knots, will need to be equipped with ADS-B capabilities to be operated in European airspace.
When will ADS-B become mandatory?
The deadline for ADS-B is now 7 December 2020 (with some exceptions to this date permitted), due to the impact of COVID-19 on aircraft operators.
What equipment will I need to comply with the mandate?
In Europe, Mode S Level 2s transponder(s) with Mode S Elementary Surveillance (ELS), Enhanced Surveillance (EHS) and ADS-B 1090MHz Extended Squitter (ES).
How can I ‘future proof’ my aircraft for further developments?
• You could consider ADS-B In.
• Even if your aircraft is below the mandated weight and speed for ADS-B for 2020, you can still have this capability in preparation for a possible extension of the requirement.
How much will it cost?
This depends on your aircraft’s current avionics and what equipment will be fitted and integrated. Contact ASG for a quote: [email protected]