Are You ads-b ready?

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What is ADS-B?


ADS-B provides enhanced navigational accuracy using precise tracking via global positioning satellite (GPS) signals. Reducing risk and improving safety, the technology increases navigational coverage, especially in remote areas beyond radar range. Additionally, ADS-B enables more direct flight plans, thereby saving time, costs, and reducing emissions.

Who Needs ADS-B Out?

The short answer is everyone who wants to fly above 10,000 feet. The more technical answer is that the FAA has mandated that by January 1st, 2020, all U.S. aircraft operating in airspace that requires a Mode C transponder must be equipped with ADS-B Out capabilities. While Europe has adopted similar specifications, they’ve extended the deadline to June 7, 2020. Airspace that requires a Mode C transponder (in the United States) is as follows:

  • Operations within Class A, Class B, and Class C airspace.
  • Operations within 30 nautical miles of the primary airport within Class B airspace from the surface to 10,000 feet msl.
  • Operations above the ceiling and within the lateral boundaries of Class B and C airspace.
  • Operations above 10,000 feet msl in the contiguous 48 states, excluding the airspace at and below 2,500 feet agl.
  • The AIM states in Section 4-1-19(a)(3) that for airborne operations in Class G airspace, the transponder should be operating unless otherwise requested by ATC.

We Can help

When it comes to avionics upgrades or ADS-B installation, no one does it better than Bilmar Avionics. With over 35 years experience in the aircraft maintenance industry, we are your  foremost authority. If you want it done right the first time then Bilmar Avionics  is your solution. Don’t wait until the last minute and get caught in long waiting lists or hangered.  Schedule your ADS-B upgrade today!