ADS-B OUT (Automatic Dependant Surveillance – Broadcast) requires that the aircraft transmits its own GPS position via the Mode S transponder, regardless of whether the aircraft is being interrogated by a ground radar or by other aircraft TCAS. The GPS source must meet high accuracy and integrity requirements only available from a qualified WAAS GPS.
The European airspace mandate for ADS-B OUT is effective from June 2020, and from January 2020 for US operations.
For Europe, all aircraft with a MTWA of 5700Kg or above, OR a max cruising TAS of 250kts or above must comply (the same requirements as the current EHS Mode S transponder mandate). The US has an extended mandate covering General Aviation aircraft depending on their location.
We can provide certified ADS-B OUT solutions for most applicable turboprop and corporate jet aircraft. In addition, we can provide certified, and approved non-certified systems for those aircraft and helicopters where compliance is not mandatory. In many cases operators wish to avail themselves of the safety benefits of improved conspicuity to air traffic control, which has the potential to reduce airspace infringements.
ADS-B IN solutions are also available which allow the aircraft crew to view other transmitting ADS-B OUT aircraft (subject to a compatible traffic display) – in effect a cheap TCAS system!
Click here to see an example of the means of compliance for the Beech King Air series.
Contact us at [email protected] for more information on specific aircraft and to obtain a formal proposal.