Close sidebar

US to deploy ADS-B nationwide by 2013

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 28, 2010

The US FAA has announced that following the success of its initial trials that it will deploy Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology across the country by 2013.

The nationwide rollout of ADS-B will result in all areas currently covered by radar also covered by ADS-B, and will see over 800 ground stations installed. Already more than 300 ground stations have already been commissioned. By 2020 the FAA will mandate the use of ADS-B avionics in all controlled airspace across the US.

The rollout comes after the FAA had been trialling ADS-B in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico, Louisville and Philadelphia. Locally, Airservices Australia has rolled out a network of ADS-B ground stations giving virtual coverage to nearly all the Australian continent, and carriage and use of ADS-B avionics is expected to be mandated in coming years for all aircraft operating in controlled airspace.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year