Bolen, Elwell Team On Call for ADS-B Equipage

 - March 26, 2019, 12:05 PM

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen and FAA acting administrator Dan Elwell jointly renewed a call for business aviation operators to ensure they install ADS-B equipment on their aircraft before the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline. The leaders issued a letter warning, “Without ADS-B, your operation will not be able to continue flights into any of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas. Additionally, you will be required to fly at lower, less efficient altitudes.” The letter further stresses that many MROs are near capacity, with the deadline now just nine months away.

Designed as a resource to help educate operators on compliance, the letter provides details about where ADS-B will be required for flight, including within Class A, B, and C airspace; around numerous airports, and certain areas within Class E airspace.

“Although our industry has made great strides toward increasing ADS-B equipage rates ahead of the deadline, there is still work to be done,” Bolen said. “Operators need to equip for ADS-B to ensure they may continue flying in support of companies and communities, into 2020 and beyond.”