Avionics News January 2017 - 13
ADS-B Out systems
The following information is from the
Federal Aviation Administration's ADS-B Out
frequently asked questions.
What are the common installation errors in
ADS-B Out installations?
The FAA is working with operators,
manufacturers and installers on eliminating common
ADS-B installation errors. The most common issues
associated with an ADS-B installation are:
* Missing barometric pressure altitude.
* Air/ground determination issues.
* Flight ID issues including missing flight ID
* Duplicate and wrong ICAOs.
* Invalid Mode 3/A Code - mitigation in place.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Industry drug and
alcohol testing program
The following information is from the Federal
Aviation Administration's Drug Abatement frequently
What is the process of setting up an FAAmandated drug and alcohol testing program?
* Incorrect emitter category.
* Aircraft with position errors.
The installation error rate is unacceptably high.
The majority of these issues can be corrected
by following the installation manual and
properly configuring these systems. These
systems are configuration critical. The practice
of copying the configuration from one aircraft to
another does not ensure a correct installation.
The AEA encourages every member installing
ADS-B Out systems to use the proper test
equipment, perform a performance flight, and
request an FAA Performance Report as part of
every post installation checkout.
The goal for 2017 is for zero ADS-B
installation errors throughout the entire AEA
membership. Let's show the FAA and industry
why they should use our certified repair stations.
According to the FAA's drug and alcohol
testing regulation (14 CFR Part 120), an
employer (i.e., a Part 119 certificate holder with
authority to operate under Parts 121 and/or 135,
an operator as defined in 14 CFR § 91.147, or
an air traffic control facility not operated by the
FAA or under contract to the U.S. military), or
a contractor who chooses to implement its own
testing program, must ensure that any employee
performing the following safety-sensitive
functions directly or by contract (including
subcontract at any tier) is subject to drug and
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