New ADS-B Mandate coming into effect in U.S.
December 23, 2019 – Ottawa – NAV CANADA is issuing a
reminder to pilots and air carriers that the U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) mandate for ADS-B comes into force January 1, 2020. Under
these new U.S. regulations, planes flying in most U.S. controlled airspace must
be equipped with ADS-B Out.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) uses
GPS technology to calculate an airplane’s precise location, speed and direction
and transmits this information twice per second to ADS-B receivers. This
provides greater situational awareness for air traffic controllers and provides
safety and efficiency benefits for pilots.
Flights that originate in or enter U.S. sovereign airspace
controlled by NAV CANADA, and will not enter FAA controlled airspace, will
continue to operate as they do today.
current flight planning processes for operation in U.S. sovereign airspace that
is controlled by NAV CANADA remain unchanged.
- There are
no requirements for ADS-B equipage in Canadian airspace at this time. NAV
CANADA and Transport Canada continue to work together on regulatory changes and
equipment certification. It is expected that ADS-B Out equipage will be
mandated in Canadian airspace in a phased approach.
- Some of
the benefits of implementing ADS-B surveillance include: increased situational
awareness through improved accuracy of aircraft position and trajectory,
earlier warnings/alerts of unexpected aircraft deviations and improved
emergency response for tracking and locating aircraft in distress.
Federal Aviation Administration: Equip ADS-B
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