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NBAA Raises Concerns Over ADS-B Security

NBAA Raises Concerns Over ADS-B Security

The FAA's plans regarding ADS-B, or automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast services, don't offer enough protection for operators' privacy, security, and business competitiveness, NBAA president Ed Bolen said in an op-ed this week. "ADS-B transmits an unencrypted, real-time signal that includes the aircraft's Mode S transponder code, its call sign, aircraft type, position and airspeed, as determined by the aircraft's own GPS-based avionics," Bolen wrote. "Anyone with the right equipment can capture that real-time data and potentially use it for nefarious purposes." FULL STORY

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