More On ADS-B Mandate


The FAA requires that you fly with ADS-B Out by 2020, but one member of a rulemaking committee last week told AVweb he expects many pilots and operators will opt to also equip with ADS-B In (which is not mandated) within the next few years. FreeFlight Systems’ president and CEO, Tim Taylor, confirmed that the aviation rulemaking committee (formed by the FAA to examine all aspects of ADS-B In) found that the FAA had not yet made a valid business case to mandate ADS-B In. But Taylor believes benefits provided by ADS-B In, its availability and the mandate for ADS-B Out will drive roughly 40 percent of the flying community to equip for both parts of the system as early as 2014.

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