In an unusual déjà vu-triggering step, the FAA has reopened for 30 days the comment period on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). The original comment period closed on March 3 this year. The FAA received 1,423 comments submitted by 165 entities. Since then the ADS-B Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), which the FAA established in July 2007, has reviewed these comments and made 36 summary recommendations to the FAA. It is the ADS-B ARC’s recommendations that the FAA wants the aviation community to review and comment upon. The deadline is November 3.
Separately, the Aircraft Electronics Association is encouraging its members to submit comments to the FAA and send a copy to AEA’s government and industry affairs office. A copy of the ARC’s report to the FAA is available on www.aea.net.