Pilot's Guide to Avionics 2015-16 Edition - 73
Adam Ralstin of
Sporty's Pilot Shop,
during the installation
of a Garmin GDL
88 ADS-B universal
a Cessna 172 valued at $ 25,000 to equip with
ADS-B for under $ 5,000, including installation.
That makes the purchase affordable for most
people, so it appears to be the " magic number,"
formed by the FAA and the NextGen Institute.
The institute is a partnership between the U.S.
government and the private sector to work together
on long-term NextGen plans and implementation.
The small team has been quickly resolving a
range of challenging issues with aircraft operators
and the aviation industry. Equip 2020 is led by
Marke " Hoot" Gibson, executive director of the
In addition, a private sector
initiative named Jumpstart GA
2020 aims to accelerate the
general aviation community's
adoption of rule-compliant
ADS-B Out avionics. As part of
this program, the NextGen GA
Fund has secured an order for
10,000 L-3 Lynx NGT-1000 units
manufactured by L-3 Aviation
Products. The equipment will
be offered on a first-come, firstserved basis on the condition that
operators install the equipment by
July 1, 2016.
FAA forms Equip 2020 team
The FAA's new website is part of a larger effort
the agency has taken in the past five months
to help jump-start ADS-B
The FAA played host to a
" Call to Action" summit at its
Washington, D.C., headquarters
in October 2014 with the aviation
industry and other interested
parties. General aviation industry
officials voiced concerns at
the meeting about the ADS-B
mandate, with the cost of
equipage ranking chief among
To address this and other
issues that might pose obstacles
to equipping general aviation
aircraft with ADS-B, an ad hoc
Marke "Hoot" Gibson, executive
director of the NextGen Institute
team named Equip 2020 was
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