video screen vfr? RA-Aus has raised concerns that pilots would becoming overly reliant on ADS-B displays for traffic information, to the detriment of ‘see and avoid’. (Karen Grimstead)

Timetable rolled back on ADS-B

Although working well in airspace above 30,000 feet, Airservices Australia has confirmed that it is pushing back the timetable on implementing Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) technology across over 12000 aircraft which operate at lower altitudes.

“Discussions between the Government’s aviation agencies and stakeholders identified a number of significant issues to be overcome, including an increasingly tight timeframe for either radar replacement or equipping the wider Australian fleet with ADS-B avionics,” an Airservices Australia spokesman said.

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