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Six Big Myths About the ADS-B Mandate

November 18, 2014 • FLYING

I doubt what we're witnessing is any kind coordinated misinformation campaign, but I've been reading so much inaccurate information about ADS-B lately written by people who clearly should know better that I'm starting to wonder what's going on.

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ADS-B Flying Magazine Online
 

Avidyne Introduces MLB100 ADS-B 'In' Unit

October 14, 2014 • FLYING

Avidyne introduced an ADS-B In datalink receiver designed to display traffic and weather information on the avionics maker's IFD540 and IFD440 touchscreen navigators as well as EX600, EX500 and EX5000 multifunction displays.

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Satnews ADS-B
 

Exelis' Has FAA Smiling... Service Delivery On Budget + On Schedule + Fewer Accidents

September 29, 2014 • Satnews

As the prime contractor responsible for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) execution of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) program, Exelis (NYSE: XLS) is delivering surveillance coverage requirements on budget and on schedule. ADS-B is the cornerstone pillar of the FAA’s NextGen initiative to modernize the U.S. air traffic control system.

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‘NextGen’ could change airplane navigation

September 9, 2014 • The Hill

The Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to switch the nation’s airplane navigation to a satellite-based system could change the way passengers experience airline travel — if it is ever cleared for take-off.

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AIN Online ADS-B
 

Europe Delays ADS-B out Equipment Mandatey

August 19, 2014 • AIN Online

Europe has delayed the mandate for ADS-B out equipage in its airspace. The earliest ADS-B out requirement in Europe was Jan. 8, 2015, for new aircraft, with retrofit installations due Dec. 7, 2017. The new dates are June 8, 2016, for new aircraft and June 7, 2020, for retrofit.

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ADS-B Flying Magazine Online
 

Eight Hard Truths about ADS-B

August 12, 2014 • FLYING

If you've been around aviation long enough you know that five or 10 years is not a long time. Those big bizjet programs that get launched promising a certified product in four or five years, well, they eventually come to pass. Time marches on.

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AIN Online ADS-B
 

AIN Blog: ADS-B: It’s Herd Immunity

August 8, 2014 • AIN Online

The FAA mandate to equip with ADS-B OUT avionics is coming in fewer than 5.5 years, and many owners and operators are still waiting to upgrade their aircraft, either because they’re hoping prices will drop and technology will improve or they aren’t sure they’ll be keeping their aircraft beyond the deadline.

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AIN Online ADS-B
 

The ADS-B-Out Mandate: Too much, too soon?

June 4, 2014 • AIN Online

By now, all corporate and most general aviation aircraft owners are aware that by Jan. 1, 2020, their aircraft must carry an approved installation of an ADS-B out transmitter and an appropriate Waas receiver. And also by now, owners will probably have read accounts, or have been advised by their avionics suppliers and installers, that even with five-and-a-half years to go, booking installation dates to meet the deadline is getting tight..

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Aviation Week
 

Opinion: NextGen Equipage For GA Needs Massive Boost

May 21, 2014 • Aviation Week

As many general aviation aircraft owners and operators are becoming aware, ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) is slowly making its way into U.S. airspace as part of the FAA’s NextGen program. By Jan. 1, 2020, all U.S. aircraft—GA and commercial—will be required to have FAA-compliant ADS-B installed in order to operate in controlled airspace. The deployment of ADS-B in the U.S. promises to de-congest airspace, enhance safety though greater pilot situational awareness and create an all-around more-efficient air traffic management system.

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FAA: ADS-B System Is Complete

April 14, 2014 • AVweb

ADS-B is now installed nationwide, the FAA said on Monday, although services won't be available at all air traffic facilities until 2019. "The installation of this radio network clears the way for air traffic controllers to begin using ADS-B to separate equipped aircraft nationwide," said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in a statement. "It will also provide pilots flying aircraft equipped with the proper avionics with traffic information, weather data and other flight information." Of the 230 air traffic facilities across the country, 100 are currently using ADS-B to separate traffic, according to the FAA. All aircraft operating in controlled airspace must be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics that broadcast the plane's location by Jan. 1, 2020.

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AIN Online ADS-B
 

Issues Raised as ADS-B Installations Slowly Gain Steam

March 18, 2014 • AIN Online

The Jan. 1, 2020, mandate for installation of ADS-B Out equipment in U.S.-registered aircraft was a hot topic last week at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Nashville, Tenn. FAA officials noted that of the estimated 157,000 aircraft that need the upgrade, fewer than 3,500 had undergone the work as of March 11.

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General Aviation News ADS-B
 

Avidyne certifies plug-and-play Mode S transponder

February 6, 2014 • General Aviation News

Avidyne Corp. has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) and European TSO (ETSO) approval of its new AXP340 Mode S Transponder with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out.

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AIN Online ADS-B
 

ADS-B Solutions Increasingly Available for Business Aircraft

February 3, 2014 • AIN Online

Pilots all over the world are probably sick of hearing that “ADS-B is coming,” but the fact is that some countries already require ADS-B capability, and other countries’ deadlines are rapidly approaching. ADS-B equipage needs to remain prominent in pilots’ consciousness because avionics shops need time to certify ADS-B out installations and time to complete the installations.

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Aviation Pros
 

AEA Partners with NextGen GA Fund to Help Aircraft Owners Finance NextGen Installations

January 13, 2014 • Aviation Pros

The Aircraft Electronics Association today announced a partnership agreement with the NextGen GA Fund to accelerate the rollout of NextGen by providing access to quick, affordable financial incentives to aid aircraft owners.

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Aviation Week
 

As Sweeping Australia ADS-B Mandate Takes Effect, Exemptions Spare Many

December 11, 2013 • Aviation Week

Australia this week will introduce the world’s largest-scale equipage mandate for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), although many airspace users will take advantage of a temporary exemption because they do not yet comply.

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AIN Online ADS-B
 

Equipping for ADS-B

December 4, 2013 • AIN Online

In an article in the October issue (“ADS-B Coming Soon to Asian Airspace”), AIN provided details about the upcoming ADS-B out mandates in Australia, some Asian countries, Europe and the U.S. An alert reader pointed out that there is a wrinkle that operators should be aware of: some of the mandates in Asia require equipment that meets DO-260 or -260A standards, which are less stringent than the DO-260B standards required in the U.S. and Europe.

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AIN Online ADS-B
 

NextGen Implementation Update Signals Further Progress

August 1, 2013 • AIN Online

The FAA claims the NextGen Air Transportation System initiative is progressing, according to its recently issued NextGen Implementation Plan report, which projects a reduction in delays of 41 percent by the end of the mid-term implementation period in 2020.

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ADS-B Air Traffic Management
 

Indra to deploy ADS-B in Mongolia

July 25, 2013 • Air Traffic Management

The Mongolian Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) has awarded a contract to Indra to deploy ADS-B systems at various points in the country with the aim of strengthening its airspace surveillance capacity. Indra has developed these systems in compliance with the requirements of the strictest international standards.

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ADS-B Flying Magazine Online
 

Cool Animation: ADS-B Cloud Spreads

July 3, 2013 • FLYING

The FAA's network of ADS-B transmitters is growing fast. In the past 18 months the number has mushroomed, and by the end of the year there should be at least 800 sites up and working. ADS-B, which the FAA officially mandated in 2010 for full adoption by 2020, is the NextGen surveillance technology, though sadly it will not stop us from having to keep our Mode-C transponders. There are added benefits: In addition to futuristic traffic capabilities, ADS-B gives pilots with ADS-B In capability (that is, those receiving the signal as well as transmitting it) in-cockpit weather for free.

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ADS-B Air Traffic Management
 

NAVCANADA, FAA team on space ADS-B

June 21, 2013 • Air Traffic Management

NAV CANADA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have signed a Declaration of Intent to collaborate on a range of technical and operational issues in support of the development and deployment of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B).

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AIN Online ADS-B
 

ADS-B Networks Provide Northern Atlantic Surveillance

June 18, 2013 • AIN Online

Air navigation service providers (ANSPs) have extended their ability to track aircraft flying on far northern Atlantic routes by installing automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) stations in Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

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Avidyne unveils new traffic alert technology

April 11, 2013 • AOPA

Avidyne Corp. has worked since 2011 with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the FAA to develop the next generation of traffic alerting, which combines position data gleaned from Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), active scanning of nearby transponders, ground radar returns, and an algorithm that constantly calculates aircraft trajectories to drastically reduce false alerts, while giving pilots at least 30 seconds of warning if a collision is imminent.

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AIN Online ADS-B
 

Avidyne Mixes Active-Surveillance and ADS-B Traffic

April 11, 2013 • AIN Online

“Midair collisions statistics are revealing,” said Avidyne COO Patrick Herguth during the company’s press conference at Sun ’n Fun 2013 (Booth C-71). “Fifty-nine percent of midairs happen near the airport; and 54 percent are between aircraft flying in the same direction.” Herguth was citing a 10-year-long study published by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

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Aviation Today
 

Avidyne Offers ADS-B Traffic Surveillance Systems

April 11, 2013 • Aviation Today

Avidyne is making good use of its involvement in the FAA-funded Airborne Traffic Situational Awareness with Alerts (TSAA) program, as it announced the release of its Traffic Advisory Systems with ADS-B In capability.

The avionics manufacturer's TAS605A, TAS615A and TAS620A systems combines its VeriTAS technology, which provides a "true traffic picture for pilots" with ADS-B to provide a new collision avoidance solution for general aviation pilots.

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ADS-B Flying Magazine Online
 

Avidyne, MIT Advance ADS-B with VeriTAS™

April 9, 2013 • FLYING

Avidyne and MIT researchers have been working for the past three years on improved ADS-B traffic alerting algorithms that the FAA hopes to use as the baseline standard for the entire avionics industry. Now the collaboration has led to the development of an Avidyne traffic alert feature called VeriTAS that has the goal of providing more precise collision alerting while eliminating nuisance alerts.

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ADS-B Flying Magazine Online
 

Avidyne Supporting ADS-B Standardization

March 28, 2013 • FLYING

Avidyne announced on Tuesday that it supports and will participate in the industry standardization agenda for ADS-B display commonality. Avidyne has made interfacing with other companies’ equipment a priority in the design of its own avionics, and the announcement at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Las Vegas comes as no surprise.

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Many choices for ADS-B equipage

March 28, 2013 • AOPA

While 2020 may seem a long way off, the clock is ticking on the coming NextGen mandate to equip aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out for flight within airspace where Mode C transponders are required today. Avionics industry leaders warn there’s no time like the present, because with about 225,000 aircraft in need of upgrades, and limited capacity in the shops, there may not be enough time to get all aircraft equipped by the deadline.

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Ghost Planes Clouding the Skies

November 20, 2012 • NBC Bay Area

Dozens of airplanes flying across an air traffic controller’s monitoring screen. Some are real. Others not. There’s no way for a controller to know the difference.

That’s the hacking scenario many aviation experts warn could become a reality with adoption of a new method of tracking air traffic control.

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ADS-B Separation Trial Begins in Oakland Center Oceanic Airspace

November 1, 2012 • AIN Online

The FAA released details of a new ADS-B-based oceanic airspace trial that began October 26 to reduce longitudinal separation between participating aircraft in Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center’s oceanic control area. The current trial applies to aircraft climbing and descending and is designed to prove that more aircraft will be able to fly at their requested altitudes using the ADS-B-enabled reduced separation standards.

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ADS-B Avionics Intelligence
 

GA-ASI Successfully Tests ADS-B Surveillance System Aboard Guardian

October 26, 2012 • Avionics Intelligence

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced the successful demonstration of an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)-based surveillance system that provides pilots with enhanced situational awareness and supports GA-ASI's overall airborne sense-and-avoid architecture for its Predator(TM) B RPA.

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ADS-B Flying Magazine Online
 

Drone Tests ADS-B-Based ‘Sense-and-Avoid’ Technology

October 25, 2012 • Flying Magazine Online

A Maryland company named R3 Engineering reported yesterday it has completed successful testing of an ADS-B-based fully autonomous collision avoidance sequence. The “sense and avoid” system installed in an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) received and processed ADS-B signals from another aircraft, and the UAS’s on board computer determined that their courses constituted a threat of a collision.

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ADS-B Flight Global
 

ADS-B tracking showcase planned

October 22, 2012 • Air Traffic Management

Sagetech and Arcturus UAV plan to demonstrate joint operations between unmanned and manned aircraft using inexpensive general aviation equipment on October 24.

The event will be staged from McMillan Airfield in Camp Roberts, California, and attended by several noteworthy guests, including representation from NavAir from Patuxent River, MD and the FAA Unmanned Systems office in Washington DC.

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ADS-B Vulnerability Remains a Serious Concern

October 3, 2012 • AIN Online

An article in AIN’s September issue addressed concerns that have been raised about the security of the ADS-B system, which is headed for widespread deployment around the world. ADS-B is designed to replace radar as the primary method for surveillance of airborne traffic. ADS-B can replace low-resolution radar detection of transponder-equipped aircraft with “automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast” or ADS-B signals, which broadcast speed, location and other information to properly equipped ground stations and other aircraft. ADS-B out-equipment, mandatory in the U.S. starting in 2020, transmits ADS-B information, while the more sophisticated ADS-B in equipment receives ADS-B information and makes it available to pilots.

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ADS-B Flight Global
 

Fit for Purpose

September 10, 2012 • Air Traffic Management

Airservices Australia is continuing the roll-out of Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) technology – a satellite-based technology enabling aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for conventional radar. Paul Sadler reports.

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Hackers, FAA Disagree Over ADS-B Vulnerability

September 3, 2012 • AIN Online

The ADS-B system that is the cornerstone of the FAA’s NextGen ATC modernization plan is at risk of serious security breaches, according to Brad Haines (aka RenderMan), a hacker and network security consultant who is worried about ADS-B vulnerabilities. Haines outlined his concerns during a presentation he gave at the recent DefCon 20 hacker conference in Las Vegas, explaining that ADS-B signals are unauthenticated and unencrypted, and “spoofing” or inserting a fake aircraft into the ADS-B system is easy.

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ADS-B Flight Global
 

ADS-B Technologies hails space first

June 13, 2012 • Air Traffic Management

Alaska’s ADS-B Technologies has given the first public demonstration of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) surveillance system.

ADS-B said its tests, conducted in late April, demonstrated that highly accurate, reliable and low latency surveillance is now possible at any altitude and over any terrain from virtually anywhere on earth.

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FAA To Be Audited On Implementation Progress On Its ADS-B Program

May 17, 2012 • AvStop.com

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to initiate an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) progress in implementing the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) program.

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ADS-B Technologies Successfully Tests Nextgen Air Traffic Surveillance Using the Globalstar Satellite Network

May 4, 2012 • EWORLDWIRE

ADS-B Technologies LLC has announced the completion of the first public demonstration of its revolutionary space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) air traffic control surveillance system in the deep mountain passes of Alaska. The tests, conducted during the third week in April, demonstrated conclusively that highly accurate, reliable and low latency surveillance is now possible at any altitude and over any terrain from virtually anywhere on earth.

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ADS-B Flight Global
 

FAA’s NextGen Update

May 4, 2012 • Air Traffic Management

Since February, 54 new ADS-B radio stations became operational, bringing the total to 385. Additionally, the network includes advisory services and separation services. A service volume is a defined volume of airspace in the NAS within which a set of ADS-B services are provided and the required performance for the set of services is achieved.

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FAA Reports Progress on NextGen Implementation

May 2, 2012 • AIN Online

It’s clear that the final release of the FAA’s Authorization Act has given a new fillip to the agency’s NextGen implementation activity. The 2012 Plan, released in March, has a much more upbeat flavor than its 2011 predecessor, which essentially looked backwards at accomplishments in 2010, when most activities were still in their early stages.

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ADS-B Flight Global
 

Fast-track NextGen mandates ‘misguided’

March 27, 2012 • Air Traffic Management

The attempt by US Congress to speed up ADS-B ‘in’ looks like a ‘classic unfunded mandate, imposing costs far in excess of benefits’, according to Air Traffic Management columnist Bob Poole.

Writing in his latest newsletter, Poole argues that recent US legislation which orders the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop, within one year, a plan to mandate that all aircraft flying in “capacity-constrained airspace” or at “capacity constrained airports” to be equipped with ADS-B ‘in’ capability by 2020 – the date already mandated for equipage with ADS-B ‘out’ – is misguided. An aircraft with ADS-B ‘in’ would be able to hear position reports from all the other nearby aircraft – independently of air traffic control.

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