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BY DAVID HUGHES, NEXTGEN PERFORMANCE AND OUTREACH, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
epair shop operators in the U.S.
say the time is now for customers to
schedule an Automatic Dependent
Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) installation
because waiting risks not being able to get an
installation done by the 2020 deadline.
The Federal Aviation Administration also is
trying to educate aircraft owners with a new
website designed to answer any question
they might have about an ADS-B installation,
including how to equip a particular aircraft and
The FAA offers an online resource devoted to educating the pilot
community on the ADS-B mandate at www.faa.gov/go/equipadsb.
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what equipment has been FAA certified. This
new website at www.faa.gov/go/equipadsb is up
to date with the latest information.
Most repair shops can only work on a few
aircraft at a time, so aircraft owners should
not put an ADS-B installation off for too long,
according to Chuck Gallagher, manager of
Cincinnati Avionics at the Clermont County
Airport in Batavia, Ohio.
Be an early bird
It is still possible to be an early bird in the
migration of as many as 200,000 general
aviation aircraft owners who will install ADS-B
avionics by the 2020 deadline.
" My best customers are really on the ball, and
they have already equipped to beat the rush,"
Many other general aviation aircraft owners
Gallagher talks to are starting to turn into the
wind, as well.
" I think people believe it's a hard deadline and
they are starting to get serious," he said. " But you
will always have some who will wait and won't be
able to fly in most controlled airspace on Jan. 1,
Gallagher said it is possible for the owner of