Australian Aviation Authorities Provide Limited Relief to New ADS-B Mandate

 - December 17, 2013, 2:25 PM

Australia’s aviation authorities are allowing temporary exemptions from its ADS-B mandate, which became effective last Thursday, in certain airspace. The mandate requires all domestic and foreign aircraft to be ADS-B equipped and compliant for both private and commercial operations when flying at or above FL290 within the Australian continent. Because of the complexity of obtaining certificates and installing the required equipment on aircraft, it is permitting exemptions from Dec. 12, 2013, through Dec. 11, 2015, though this will not be extended under any circumstances, according to NBAA.