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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out what equipment you need to prepare for ADS-B. By answering a few simple questions about your avionics installation, where you fly, and whether you want datalink traffic and subscription-free weather data in the U.S., we can make a recommendation you can take right to an avionics installer.Begin