Compliance Effective Date: January 2020
The 2020 Mandate Requirement ADS-B Out Is Firm
Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) is a key component of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) – the transition from ground-based-radar air traffic control to an automated transmission of precise aircraft position based on Global Positioning System data.
ADS-B Out is a new way for air traffic control to separate air traffic that doesn’t rely on radar - allows for tighter aircraft spacing and higher traffic capacity in congested airspace.
GPS is a key component of ADS-B Out providing highly accurate and reliable position information.
Aircraft flying in ADS-B Out airspace use GPS to determine its position and automatically transmit it - these position rep reports are significantly more accurate and update more quickly than radar.
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Where ADS-B Out Equipment Is Required
United States – Everywhere a Mode C transponder is required
Class A, B and C airspace
Class E airspace above 10,000 feet but not below 2,500 feet
Canada – There is no part of Canadian airspace that currently requires ADS-B capabilities, nor are there any known proposals to change this. Flights registered with NAV CANADA and properly equipped can receive a higher level of service in the Hudson Bay ADS-B coverage area, as well as areas in and around Southern Greenland.
European Airspace – All existing aircraft weighing greater than 5,700 kg (12,500 lbs) or having max cruise speed greater than 250 kts TAS need ADS‑B 1090ES “Out” with diversity.
Four years is plenty on time, why should I upgrade now?
- Deadline awareness is increasing for aircraft operators
- Operators could face lengthy delays if they wait to the last minute
- Backlog crunch at installation facilities
- Possible component shortages
- Possibility of more expensive installation prices
|HONEYWELL MODE S TRANSPONDERS
|For Primus Epic®, Primus® 1000/2000/2000XP, SPZ-8400/8500 and selected SPZ-8000 series avionics systems
|Primus Epic® Module Primus II
|Primus Apex® Module KXP-2290 KT-74 Panel Mount
Upgrade list is not comprehensive. Contact your Honeywell representative or certified service center for specific upgrade configurations for your aircraft.
|TRANSPONDER SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATES
||C560, H800, CL601
|New United Goderich
|Pro Star Aviation
||H800, CL601, C550, C650, C750, LJ40, LJ4
List may not be comprehensive. Contact your Honeywell representative or certified service center for specific STCs for your aircraft.
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