Over the next few years, a number of States will require ADS-B avionics to be fitted to at least some categories of aircraft operating in their Flight Information Regions.
The madate for ADS-B in Australian airspace, for example, is less than two years away for aircraft operating above F280. See http://www.brolair.com/archives/199 .
In Europe, mandates are planned for 2015 and in the USA, 2020.
With Australia's ADS-B infrastructure deployment complete and the USA's ADS-B rollout on track for completion in 2013, I am curious to know how many aircraft operators are already ADS-B-equipped or plan to equip early.
Look forward to your comments.
ADS-B Market Intelegence
ADS-B is a technology that broadcasts an aircraft’s call sign, position, altitude, velocity and other data, twice a second. ICAO has identified ADS-B as a main component in future ATM surveillance and is actively supporting ADS-B implementation. ICAO has revised key documents such as PANS–ATM Doc 4444 to reflect the change from radar surveillance to also use ADS-B for 5 NM en route separation. ADS-B relies on aircraft broadcasting their identity, position and velocity, and this signal can be captured by receivers on the ground (“ADS-B out”) or on board other aircraft (“ADS-B in”). ADS-B is recognised as an essential element in SESAR and in the FAA’s NextGen programme.
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