16-Dec-2013 Source: Garmin
2,210 days remain until pilots in the United States must equip their aircraft to comply with ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast). If you haven’t given it much thought because the year 2020 seems like an eternity from now, I might just give you a reason or two to start planning!
Why are we transitioning? ADS-B is just one small piece of the NextGen puzzle and is necessary to handle the increased volume of air traffic that is anticipated to crowd our airspace in the coming years.
Did you know some areas around the world are requiring aircraft comply with ADS-B beginning today?
How can Garmin help? Visit our ADS-B Academy. An interactive installation planner can help you determine which ADS-B solution best fits your flying needs. Furthermore, find out more information about our GDL 39 ADS-B receiver and our certified ADS-B solution, the GDL 88. Take some time to watch our ADS-B videos for even further clarification on how ADS-B can help you see the larger traffic picture and give you subscription-free, FIS-B weather!
If the year 2020 seems a little far out to start planning your ADS-B upgrade, consider the number of aircraft that have yet to comply within the United States. There are roughly 230,000 active aircraft in the United States. If we assume half of those have yet to or need to update that means roughly 52 aircraft need to be updated every day in the U.S. until January 1, 2020!