Avionics News March 2017 - 60
LIFE AFTER ADS-B
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Properly equipping for PBN-related operating procedures
also results in international efficiencies, as these procedures
are increasingly in favor in European Aviation Safety
Agency airspace. But aircraft operating in specific regions
might benefit from - or even be required to - equip with
other specialized equipment.
For example, if your customer conducts trans-Atlantic
operations, you should discuss the North Atlantic
Data Link mandate, which will require FANS A/1 or
Controller Pilot Data Link Communication and ADS-C
data link systems to operate on certain tracks in the North
Atlantic. The requirement can be circumvented by flying
a less direct route or flying below flight level 290, but
considering the time and fuel costs, these are only realistic
accommodations for infrequent NAT operators. NAT DLM
is being phased in with the initial requirements beginning
in 2015. The final phase of the NAT DLM will be
implemented in 2020, with the ICAO NAT region requiring
compliance by Jan. 30, 2020. Eurocontrol's deadline is
Feb. 5, 2020, when the agency will require VHF Data Link
Mode 2 Communications for all civil aircraft, except those
delivered before 2014 with FANS A/1 installed.
The NAT DLM is just one example of more stringent
equipage requirements for international operations than
domestic operations. International requirements can be
particularly challenging for aircraft owners and operators
new to the international arena. Be sure to ask customers
about intentions to conduct international flights in the future.
Some owners are hesitant to upgrade an aircraft they
plan to sell before 2020 or to go beyond the minimum
requirements if they hope to sell shortly thereafter, but
experts agree it's prudent to consider upgrading before
putting the aircraft on the market.
In a relatively saturated used aircraft market, an
aircraft equipped for the ADS-B Out mandate and other
international requirements as appropriate to the aircraft
Helping you get ADS-B compliant.
Whether you select our affordable ATX100 or ATX100G ADS-B-compliant
transceivers, or pick another manufacturer's unit, like L-3's award-winning
NGT-9000 Multilink transponder, our open platform approach makes our
Evolution Flight Displays fully compatible with a wide range of ADS-B Solutions.
Simply, Aspen makes it easy by providing you with cost-effective options to meet
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No matter which solution you prefer, fly confident, fly safer, fly smarter, fly compliant.
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