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(11,052 as of April 5, 2015)
(as of March 1, 2015)
(as of April 1, 2015)
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U S General
U S Air Carrier
Intl Air Carrier
Active & Reserved
Data Source: www.compliancemonitor.faa.gov
*Aircraft incorrectly reporting outside U S ICAO block are included in Intl GA count.
Avionics Monitoring Review
Apr 6th, 2015
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the avionics box is mounted in the tail, then the
electronics wiring from the cockpit to the back end
of the aircraft will have to be modified.
Hennig said he was worried in mid-2014 when
only several hundred ADS-B installations per
month were occurring in the U.S. While 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 aviation aircraft with U.S.
registry had ADS-B equipment as of May 1, 2015.
There are about 200,000 active general aviation
aircraft, according to the FAA.
Competitive products have become much more
widely available in the past six months, according
to Hennig. If an aircraft owner is waiting for prices
to drop, that is a mistake, he said.
" No one believes the bare bones price point will
fall much farther," he added.
Avionics manufacturers and repair shops also
are engaged in educating their aircraft owner
customers about what they need to do to meet the
ADS-B Out mandate and what the benefits are of
going beyond that with ADS-B In.
" There is a lot of confusion out there on what
needs to be done and what can be done," said
John DenDekker, general manager of Carpenter
Avionics at Smyrna Airport in Smyrna, Tennessee.
He services high performance single- and twinengine aircraft, turboprops and light jets.
With all of the options available, there are many
key technical considerations, such as matching the
right transponder to the right position source. The
new FAA ADS-B website has a list of the certified
DenDekker said only about half the aircraft
owners that operate above flight level 180 with
a transponder want to have ADS-B In as part of
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