FlightAware: October ADS-B Equipage Edges Higher

 - November 7, 2019, 11:49 AM

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ADS-B equipage rates moved slightly higher from a month ago and made a bigger jump from last year, according to FlightAware’s October 2019 report released today. In all, 85 percent of U.S.-registered turbine-powered business aircraft—15,077—were equipped to meet the Jan. 1, 2020 mandate. That edged higher from 83 percent—14,652—in September and 62 percent—9,859—last October.

The five aircraft types with the highest ADS-B equipage rates in the period were the Cirrus Vision SF50 at 99 percent; Honda HA-420 HondaJet, 98 percent; Cessna Citation CJ4, 96 percent; Embraer Legacy 450, 95 percent; and Mitsubishi MU-2, 94 percent.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, aircraft types with the five lowest equipage rates were the Dassault Falcon 20 at 65 percent; Citation III, 66 percent; Bombardier Learjet 55 and Quest Kodiak, 67 percent each; and IAI Astra, 69 percent. The report said 2,672 U.S.-registered turbine aircraft remain unequipped.