Beginning next month, ADS-B Out will be required for aircraft flying certain performance-based navigation (PBN) routes in Indian airspace above FL290, according to newly released Airports Authority of India AIP supplement 148/2018. The PBN routes in Indian airspace include those with designators L, M, N, P, Q, and T, as well as routes A201, A347, A465. A474, A791, B211, B466. G450, R457, R460, R461, W15, W19, W20, W29, W41, W43, W45, W47, W56S/N, W67, W111, W112, W114, W115, W118, and W153.
Aircraft not equipped with ADS-B Out will still be able to fly these routes below FL290, the authority said.
ADS-B equipment must meet equipage certification requirements and aircraft operational approval in accordance with EASA, U.S. FAA, Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, or India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Aircraft operators must indicate the appropriate ADS-B designator in item 10 of the ICAO Flight Plan form to be able to fly these routes above FL290.