Gulfstream Receives ADS-C Approval

 - June 3, 2009, 5:20 AM

The FAA has granted Gulfstream authorization to use automatic dependent surveillance-contract (ADS-C) for oceanic and remote-area waypoint reporting. This will be the first application of the technology in purpose-built business jets. Part of the future air navigation system (Fans) concept, ADS-C allows controllers to track an aircraft’s position based on flight information sent at predetermined intervals from its onboard sensors. The system can automatically report when the aircraft deviates from its cleared altitude and route, while also providing ATC with meteorological data from aircraft sensors.