When you’re required to equip for ADS-B depends largely on where you fly. In the U.S., you must equip by 2020. But in other parts of the world, you may be required to equip much sooner. Regardless of regulations, you can equip today to start taking advantage of ADS-B’s benefits.
With ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast), you’ll be required to broadcast your position information to ADS-B ground stations and other aircraft. This is called ADS-B “Out.” But those ground stations are also broadcasting valuable information you can use if your aircraft is equipped to receive it using ADS-B “In” technology.
There are a lot of things to take into account when planning your ADS-B installation — like your current aircraft configuration and what ADS-B benefits you’d like to take advantage of. View the video for help understanding all the factors involved. Then use the planning tool below to get a detailed hardware recommendation based on your specific needs.
Simply put, anyone who flies in controlled airspace will need an ADS-B “Out” solution. But even if you don’t currently fly in controlled airspace, there may still be situations where you’ll be required to be ADS-B “Out” compliant in the future.
Garmin technology is at the forefront of the ADS-B revolution. Not only do our solutions meet requirements, they can also go above and beyond the call of duty, offering benefits like TargetTrend™ and SURF technologies. Plus, they’ve been designed to perfectly integrate with your existing Garmin avionics and are backed by our award-winning product support.
On your ADS-B traffic display, Garmin’s TargetTrend™ relative motion technology offers a faster, more intuitive way of judging target trajectories and closure rates in relation to your aircraft’s position. Likewise, once you’ve landed, Garmin’s exclusive SURF display shows relevant airport surface traffic to help you spot potential runway incursions or keep clear of tie-ups on the taxiways.
ADS-B allows air traffic controllers to route traffic more efficiently, reducing congestion, noise, emission and fuel consumption. It also promises to keep our skies safer by enhancing situational awareness. And even better, properly equipped aircraft will gain an affordable way to get datalink traffic, as well as subscription-free weather over the U.S.