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ADS-B ground stations also feed data on
aircraft location to displays used by air
traffic controllers.
Aircraft can be equipped with an ADS-B
Out system and also have an ADS-B-In
receiver on either 1090 megahertz or a
universal access transceiver operating on
978 MHz. Or an aircraft can have equipment
operating on both frequencies with a "duallink" receiver. UAT-equipped aircraft also
can receive graphical weather on ADS-B In
as well as text-based advisories, including
notices to airmen and significant weather
activity for display in the cockpit.
"You can decide to comply with the
rule and only install ADS-B Out, or you
can do more such as installing ADS-B
In," Hennig said. "It may take a while to
Dewey Conroy, vice president and chief operating officer for Pacific Coast
figure out where you want to end up. You
Avionics in Aurora, Oregon, is offering pilot seminars on equipage requirements.
may spend $2,000 to $3,000 on ADS-B
avionics plus the installation, or more
depending on what you decide."
And the decision may vary by geographical region, Hennig noted.
" M A N Y O F YO U H AV E
It could be different for an aircraft owner based on the East Coast or
A S K E D A B O U T T H AT
California than one who flies in the Dakotas. Someone who stays below
10,000 feet in airspace where ADS-B is not required may elect not to
DEADLINE, AND IF IT
equip.
M I G H T B E E X T E N D E D.
"It really depends on what equipment you have on your aircraft now
THE ANSWER IS NO -
and what you want to do," Hennig added.
The new FAA ADS-B website is designed to walk aircraft owners
T H E DA T E I S S E T - S O
through issues to consider.
I WA N T TO S T RO N G LY
Gallagher noted that at his repair shop, an ADS-B installation can
take anywhere from 12 to 20 hours. He said installation may require
E N C O U R A G E YO U TO
mounting a stand-alone GPS antenna on top of the fuselage and an
M A K E P L A N S TO G E T
ADS-B antenna on the bottom. If the avionics box is mounted in the
EQUIPPED AS SOON
tail, then the electronics wiring from the cockpit to the back end of the
aircraft will have to be modified.
A S P O S S I B L E . YO U
Hennig said he was worried in mid-2014 when only several hundred
D O N ' T WA N T TO E N D
ADS-B installations per month were occurring in the U.S. While
U P G RO U N D E D I N T H E
that has increased to 500 to 700 per month, it is still not the needed
average pace of 1,000 to 2,000 per month. About 11,000 general
E A R LY M O N T H S O F 2 0 2 0
aviation aircraft with U.S. registry had ADS-B equipment as of May
B E C A U S E O F A PA R T S O R
1, 2015. There are about 200,000 active general aviation aircraft,
I N S TA L L AT I O N D E L AY. "
according to the FAA.
Continued on following page

MICHA EL HU ERTA, FAA Administrator

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