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FAA “Call to Action” Summit follow-up articles

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Federal Aviation Administration played host to a group of aviation leaders at a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology.

Mike Whitaker, FAA deputy administrator, called the summit together in Washington, D.C., to discuss how the FAA and industry can work together to resolve barriers and address potential challenges to meeting the mandate to equip thousands of aircraft with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast-out avionics in the next five years. (Source)

Following are relevant articles published since the Summit:

Go Philae!

Aviation groups are warning that the FAA’s inflexible requirement for ADS-B equipage by 2020 could force an exodus from general aviation…

AOPA ready to work with FAA on ADS-B Out mandate

But technology has changed substantially since the ADS-B Out mandate was first issued in 2010. The introduction of the iPad that same year, and the …

Elections: More Plusses Than Minuses for GA

AVweb got a brief tour while covering the show. …. FAA to move the 2020 ADS-B mandate back two years, such is the hand wringing over this issue…

Equip 2020 Group to Address Barriers to ADS-B Mandate Compliance

[Avionics Today 11-4-2014] The FAA’s “call to action” day last week … their aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) … Receives ADS-B subscription-free weather, traffic and meets ADS-B Out …

MIT Study Reveals Pilots Satisfied with ADS-B

Among pilots who reported using ADS-B In traffic services regularly, 64 percent said that the technology frequently helps them visually acquire traffic.

The Compromises of Equipage: GAMA, Industry Look for Effective GA ADS-B Options

While $3,000 can seem a small price compared to the costs for equipage on commercial or business aircraft, GA operators are concerned that ADS-B …

FAA, Industry Affirm NextGen Technology Dates

“FAA laid the ADS-B infrastructure, and now the Equip 2020 group will work together to help ensure the fleet is equipped with this technology so we …

Industry, FAA Form ‘Equip 2020′ Group to Promote ADS-B

The FAA has installed a nationwide network of ADS-B ground stations, but aircraft operators are slow to equip. … working group to rally aircraft operators behind automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology…

AOPA tells FAA mandate unworkable without changes

The Oct. 28 letter was sent in advance of the FAA’s “call to action” summit intended to discuss the barriers and challenges associated with ADS-B …

AOPA delivers strong message on mandate

AOPA delivers strong message on mandate … airlines, and manufacturers who were brought together to identify barriers to ADS-B equipage and …

FAA and Industry Meet To Address ADS-B Issues, Fixes

Under a May 2010 final FAA rule, operators in the U.S. must equip their aircraft with ADS-B OUT to broadcast their precise position in space to ground …

Mike Whitaker: FAA, Industry Form Working Group on ADS-B Avionics Integration

Mike Whitaker: FAA, Industry Form Working Group on ADS-B Avionics … with ADS-B Out avionics by 2020 as part of the agency’s NextGen program.

FAA, industry form NextGen working group

ADS-B is a foundational technology that updates the national airspace from a ground radar system to satellite-based Global Positioning System …

Industry, FAA Form ‘Equip 2020′ Group to Promote ADS-B

The FAA has installed a nationwide network of ADS-B ground stations, but … They were: ACSS, Aparreo Systems, Aspen Avionics, Dynon Avionics, … Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Trig Avionics and Universal Avionics Systems Corp.

AOPA tells FAA mandate unworkable without changes

The Oct. 28 letter was sent in advance of the FAA’s “call to action” summit intended to discuss the barriers and challenges associated with ADS-B …

ADS-B in the News 12/23 – 12/31/2014

Expert: High Cost Prevents Automated Airplane Tracking

In the meantime, the United States and Europe are preparing to implement a system called Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast, or ADS-B

Iridium’s Matt Desch: Industry Seeks to Bolster Flight Tracking with Satellite Tech

… Iridium and four international air traffic control organizations, is scheduled to launch a satellite in the coming year to support ADS-B systems.

Could Passenger Planes Be Tracked More Closely?

Aireon is expected to launch an ADS-B receiver onboard a communications satellite in 2015. As more satellites go up, the Aereon system could be …

True Heading?

Extending surveillance through satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) to global coverage was, after all, recommended …

New technology may help locate missing aircraft

By the year 2020, all U.S. based planes will be required to have Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) on board. ADS-B would …

Why We Still Can’t Track An Airplane

ADS-B is a key part of the next-generation air-traffic control system the U.S. has been … The technology to track a plane’s location every minute or two exists, but it’s not cheap and isn’t considered necessary for the majority of flights.

Does missing AirAsia plane highlight need for improved tracking technology?

“Over the next decade, a new system called ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast) is expected to replace radar as the primary.

Critics ask how AirAsia jetliner went missing in age of GPS

The AirAsia flight had a flight-tracking system known as ADS-B that the FlightRadar24 website used to publish its flight path. Ground-based air traffic

AirAsia flight missing after losing contact with air traffic control

The signal was just lost at 7.12am (Singapore Time). Indonesia AirAsia #QZ8501 was flying at 32000 feet over Java Sea when ADS-B signal was lost.

Industry running out of excuses for lack of global aircraft tracking

… in 2014, we don’t immediately know the whereabouts of an aircraft that loses contact with air traffic control and whose ADS-B signal ends abruptly…

Written by Arief Irsyad

The aircraft was last seen at the height of 32 000 feet above sea level before the plane’s ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) lost …

Raytheon to Continue Terminal Automation Replacement Through 2017

… of other NextGen technologies, such as directly using surveillance data from Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) ground stations.

FAA Approves ADS-B Out on G150s

[Avionics Today 12-23-2014] The FAA has issued approval for Gulfstream to install Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) …

Gulfstream Offers ADS-B Out for G150 Aircraft

The new ground-based surveillance technology, which has safety and … ADS-B Out will be required to fly in U.S. and European airspace by January …

Airservices Marks 10th Anniversary of ADS-B

December marks the 10th anniversary of the inauguration of ADS-B services by Australia’s air navigation services provider Airservices. The continent …

EAA Ensuring Amateur-Builts Not Forgotten in ADS-B Mandate

“The latitude within the amateur-built regulations includes the ability to meet the required performance standards in the ADS-B mandate through …

Realizing the value of project management

ADS-B, which moves from ground-based radar to satellite, represents a major leap in air traffic control technology and safety. A program of …

Synthetic Vision Coming to ForeFlight Mobile

Synthetic vision is coming to ForeFlight Mobile, and from the early … Stratus also delivers subscription-free weather, ADS-B traffic, and GPS position …

ADS-B in the News 12/22/2014

Homebuilders Want Answers to ADS-B Questions

By Stephen Pope / Published: Dec 22, 2014
Homebuilders say they are befuddled by the FAA’s upcoming ADS-B equipment mandate, specifically over the question of whether certified avionics options on the market now can be installed in Experimental Amateur-Built (E-AB) airplanes to satisfy the requirements of the Jan. 1, 2020, rule.
The answer, apparently, is no.
The Experimental Aircraft Association says it is engaged in “ongoing discussions” with the FAA “to ensure that Experimental Amateur-Built owners are not forgotten as the FAA looks toward the Jan. 1, 2020, mandate” for equipping aircraft with ADS-B Out avionics.
EAA notes that, historically, builders and owners of Experimental aircraft have been able to install avionics that meet the performance standards of certified equipment but are not specifically approved by the FAA. In IFR-equipped Experimental aircraft, avionics do not have to be approved devices and can be installed by the aircraft builder or by an A&P mechanic. “EAA seeks to preserve that historical precedent for ADS-B equipment installation as well,” the association said on its website.
“The latitude within the amateur-built regulations includes the ability to meet the required performance standards in the ADS-B mandate through means other than certified avionics and professional installers,” noted Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety, according to EAA.org.
Elliott says the FAA appears to be receptive to its request to allow homebuilders to individually install certified ADS-B systems, or seek out non-certified ADS-B systems that meet the mandate’s performance standards. Such equipment solutions, EAA predicts, might lead to eventual workarounds for owners of all GA aircraft, who face spending many thousands of dollars to upgrade for the ADS-B Out mandate with certified avionics.
“Our point to the FAA is that we support the agency’s desire for full compliance with the 2020 mandate provided cost-effective options are available,” Elliott said. “The amateur-built regulations allow individuals to fully comply with the requirements in their own way and at a potentially lower price point. There is still work to do, but EAA is committed to preserving the rights and opportunities allowed within amateur-built regulations in all areas, including ADS-B installation.”

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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (December 19, 2014) — EAA is in ongoing discussions with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure that Experimental Amateur-Built owners are not forgotten as the FAA looks toward the January 1, 2020, mandate for equipping aircraft with ADS-B avionics.

Historically, builders and owners of experimental aircraft have been able to install avionics that meet the performance standards of certified equipment but are not specifically approved by the FAA. Even in IFR-equipped aircraft, avionics do not have to be approved devices and can be installed by the aircraft builder or by an A&P mechanic. EAA seeks to preserve that historical precedent for ADS-B equipment installation as well.

“The latitude within the amateur-built regulations includes the ability to meet the required performance standards in the ADS-B mandate through means other than certified avionics and professional installers,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety. “EAA wants to maintain the culture of innovation and education that has been a hallmark of our community and the FAA appears willing to help find a path forward for us.”

While the 2020 ADS-B mandate applies to all aircraft that will operate within controlled airspace, there are unique provisions and opportunities within the amateur-built regulations that may allow owners of experimental aircraft to meet the requirements with greater flexibility and potentially lower cost. That could specifically mean, for instance, the ability for a builder to individually install certified ADS-B systems, or seek out non-certified ADS-B systems that meet the mandate’s performance standards.

“Our point to the FAA is that we support the agency’s desire for full compliance with the 2020 mandate provided cost-effective options are available. The amateur-built regulations allow individuals to fully comply with the requirements in their own way and at a potentially lower price point,” Elliott said. “There is still work to do, but EAA is committed to preserving the rights and opportunities allowed within amateur-built regulations in all areas, including ADS-B installation.”

EAA will continue this important work with FAA officials on behalf of EAA members and amateur aircraft builders throughout the country. As with many other past innovations, solutions developed by EAA and homebuilders may lead the way to eventual solutions for owners of all GA aircraft.

ADS-B in the News the Week of 12/15 – 12/21/2014

FAA deputy administrator a new pilot

As deputy administrator of the FAA, Michael Whitaker is responsible for … He told AOPA that he saw the value of ADS-B In, the receiver component …

Boeing Concludes Latest Round of EcoDemonstrator Trials

Testing of more avionics technology involved an element of the NextGen navigation system called ADS-B, initial installation of which the U.S. will …

FAA 2014: From UAS integration to NextGen

According to the agency’s inspector general, the current plan for NextGen … However, even if they were equipped with ADS-B Out, which would ping …

Santa uses ADS-B technology

Santa uses ADS-B technology. Before Santa visits all the boys and girls this Christmas, watch our air traffic controller Johl talk about the technology …

FAA funding secured through September 2015

The FAA is directed to make an investment decision regarding ADS-B within 30 days to address the concern that the agency’s absence from the …

Congress Relies On User Funding for FAA 2015 Budget

… of NextGen initiatives, including additional funding for ADS-B. Congress also places an emphasis on the FAA‘s certification and inspection activities…

IATA, Aireon See Promise in Space-based ADS-B

It allows for technology upgrades that are occurring and clearly, when you … This will allow oceanic and global ADS-B tracking of aircraft without any …

Boeing Selects Rockwell Collins Flight Displays, Integrated Surveillance and Select Flight Control

The ISS also is compliant with the upcoming ADS-B Out mandate and includes ADS-B In traffic applications. In addition, Rockwell Collins’ Head-up …

ADS-B in the News the Week of 12/8 – 12/14/2014

179th breathing easier now

“With respect to turning the tide on the ADS-B, it was the great support we received from our congressional delegation, and recently, the amendment…

ADS-B chalks up Ten Years of Operation

ADS-B, when coupled with other satellite-based navigation technologies, is the future of air traffic surveillance, not only in Australia, but throughout …

SiriusXM And WSI Unveil Wireless Weather For iPad

Hoping to compete in a market flooded with portable ADS-B weather and traffic receivers, SiriusXM Aviation is out with the new $699 SXAR1 portable …

Engility Wins $66 Million Contract to Provide Technical, Management and Analysis Services to

ADS-B will provide the linchpin technology for the FAA’s Next-Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The system is designed to make air .

Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility to Continue ADS-B Technical Support at DOT’s Volpe Center

ADS-B is a core element of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative and seeks to improve air traffic …

Technology needed to navigate a changing Arctic

“The government should maintain the flexibility to implement creative partnership solutions to expand weather reporting, ADS-B and possibly other …

ESA Outlines Opportunities and Challenges for Satellite Aircraft Tracking with Iris

Some proposals at PP-14 suggested using the direct satellite reception of ADS-B signals to track aircraft over water. Holla-Maini pointed out that this …

Garmin Introduces Flight Stream 110, 210

Garmin Introduces Flight Stream 110, 210 … series navigators and its GDL 88 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink receiver…

North Atlantic ATC Improvements Announced

John Crichton, president and CEO of Nav Canada, said the new system “includes the seamless integration of ground-based ADS-B surveillance …

ADSB becomes Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East Summit Platinum Sponsor

Over 200 maritime security experts are expected to attend from the region and … Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei Chief Executive Officer of ADSB said: “We are …

ADS-B in the News the Week of 12/1 – 12/7/2014

GAATS+ goes live at Prestwick as part of NATS, NAV CANADA joint initiative

This includes the seamless integration of ground-based ADS-B surveillance features in GAATS+, which will serve as the basis for the satellite-based …

Hong Kong Ready to Begin Operating New ADS-B Stations

CAD approved Thales to provide its ADS-B ground solutions following a series of stringent acceptance and flight checks to support the International …

Study: Security of Aviation Apps Questioned

The combination of a tablet computer and a separate device containing a GPS sensor, ADS-B in receiver and magnetometer and accelerometers …

Ikhana To Capture Orion Splashdown For NASA TV

ADS-B is an aircraft tracking technology that determines a plane’s position using satellite navigation. The Federal Aviation Administration will be …

Industry Outlines Impediments to Full ADS-B Equipage

Doug Carr, NBAA vice president of regulatory and international affairs, noted that “NBAA has been engaged on ADS-B with the FAA for many years…

NATS, NAV CANADA put finishing touches to Atlantic flight efficiency technology

“This includes the seamless integration of ground-based ADS-B surveillance features in GAATS+ which will serve as the basis for the satellite-based …

NextGen to Help Modernize Florida Metroplex, Oceanic Airspace

NextGen to Help Modernize Florida Metroplex, Oceanic Airspace … “We’ve had [Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast] ADS-B installed in a …

FlyQ family upgrades available

By AOPA ePublishing staff … traffic and weather support for nine different ADS-B receivers; large, easy-to-read text; and a graphical wind optimizer.

 

 

ADS-B in the News the Week of 11/22 – 11/30/2014

Detroit improves airfield ops with Exelis

As the prime contractor for the FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) programme, Exelis has developed a fused version of FAA …

Predator B demonstrates ability to automatically avoid air traffic

Since 2011, the company has integrated automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) – a system that augment’s radar tracking to provide …

Midwestern hub selects Exelis airport surface surveillance solutions

This data combines all available FAA radar, multilateration and ADS-B surveillance sources, FAA host flight plan and third party information for the …

NBAA’s Steve Brown Represents Members at NextGen Planning Meetings

NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown represented business aviation interests last week at the FAA/industry ADS-B working group “Equip 2020” …

Got friends flying into town for the holiday? Ask them about their landing.

The glide process is one part of the FAA’s NextGen system, a revolutionary … ADS-B is a critical part of the system that will replace a radar-directed …

FAA Publishes Update on ADS-B

The AC offers the most current descriptions of the ADS-B architecture, as well as details about the technology, such as an explanation of the dual …

Trig ADS-B Transponder Gains AML STC

Trig’s TT31 ADS-B-compatible Mode S transponder is now certified under a blanket STC … Gulf Coast Avionics, for example, sells the TT31 for $2,625.

FreeFlight Systems tests RANGR ADS-B system for UAS airspace integration test program

The RANGR ADS-B transceiver is a TSO-approved, rule-compliant solution deployed primarily in light general aviation aircraft. The version flown was …

ADS-B in the News the Week of 11/15 – 11/21/2014

Congress Urged to Make FAA Reauthorization a PriorityAviation International News

FreeFlight Systems tests RANGR ADS-B system for UAS airspace integration test program

The RANGR ADS-B transceiver is a TSO-approved, rule-compliant solution deployed primarily in light general aviation aircraft. The version flown was

Rep. Bill Shuster Examines 2015 Reauthorization Bill for FAA

FAA Inspector General Calvin Scovel told a House hearing more than 220,000 aircraft need to incorporate the ADS-B Out technology for real-time .

AOPA’s Baker: FAA Must Address Critical GA Issues

As for the ADS-B Out mandate, Baker said the rule, scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, is too expensive and threatens to ground tens of …

Boeing Looks at New Technology on 787 ecoDemonstrator

One of the most advanced technologies Boeing is testing this year on the … “This is an algorithm where, if you use ADS-B In and Out data, pilots can …

Garmin® Expands G950 Flight Deck Upgrade Program

The G950 includes all of the features of Garmin’s renowned G1000® … The G950 also delivers ADS-B Out compliance, equipping older generation …

S. Korea approves commercial use of indigenous aircraft tracking system

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said the new Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system has met all the …

New Study Finds Vulnerabilities in Mobile Information Cockpit Systems

Pilots can also use them to access the Traffic Information System-Broadcast (TIS-B) service offered to ADS-B users as well. The information is obtained …

Safran Engineering Services Joins Duncan Aviation on ADS-B Out

Safran Engineering Services is developing with Duncan Aviation of Lincoln (Nebraska), an approved model list supplemental type certificate …

L-3 Technology to Power Lion Air A320s

Lion Air’s A320s will be equipped with L-3’s FA2100 Cockpit Voice Recorder/Flight … (ADS-B) Out transmission capability, all in a single avionics box.

NextGen dominates FAA reauthorization debate

The FAA is currently in the process of rolling out NextGen; however, the … Although equipping planes with ADS-B technology means they can be …

FAA must address key GA issues, AOPA tells Congress

Baker also told the committee that the FAA’s ADS-B mandate is too expensive and threatens to ground or limit the use of many general aviation aircraft …

ACSS Technology to Power Lion Air A320s

ACSS Technology to Power Lion Air A320s … S Transponder with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out transmission capability…

FAA Must Address Medical Reform, Certification and ADS-B Issues, AOPA Tells Congressional

FREDERICK, Md. – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker highlighted issues affecting general aviation oversight, …

FAA Awards Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. STC for B737 NextGen Flight Deck and Flight

… now offers the most advanced Boeing 737-300/-400/-500 NextGen retrofit, … system, and seamlessly integrates DataComm and ADS-B capabilities.

Safran and Duncan Aviation Partner to Provide ADS-B Out Solution

Safran and Duncan Aviation Partner to Provide ADS-B Out Solution … and certification of the AML-STC for the ADS-B Out FAA-mandated requirement.

ADS-B in the News the Week of 11/8 – 11/14/2014

Virgin America Swapping EFBs, Adding Astronautics System

Nov 13, 2014 John Croft | Aviation Daily. EMAIL … That ADS-B “in” capability will allow Virgin America by later in 2015 to begin using a NASA software …

Performance Planning Feature Added To ForeFlight App

Performance Planning Feature Added To ForeFlight App … World Aeronautical Charts and new recording options using the Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver.

Thales to Equip Lion Air’s Largest Ever A320 Order

The surveillance platform is compliant with existing and future ATM requirements in Europe, the US and APAC regions and opens the way for ADS-B

Safran Engineering Services joins with Duncan Aviation to develop a solution for Automatic

The Safran Engineering Services ADS-B Out AML-STC solution will initially cover … “Duncan Aviation is a leader in business aircraft maintenance and …

Safran, Duncan to develop ADS-B solution

Safran, Duncan to develop ADS-B solution … integration, testing and certification of the AML-STC for the ADS-B “Out” FAA mandated requirement.

FAA Awards Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. STC for B737 NextGen Flight Deck and Flight

FAA Awards Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. STC for B737 NextGen … system, and seamlessly integrates DataComm and ADS-B capabilities.

Virgin America adopts Astronautics Flight-Intelligence System for A320 aircraft fleet

Astronautics shares that drive for innovation, having been at the forefront of ADS-B and flight information technology for over a decade,” explains …

Globalstar’s (GSAT) CEO Jay Monroe on Q3 2014 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (GSAT)

Good afternoon, this is Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar. ….. In Q3, in partnership with ADS-B Technologies, Globalstar completed a 7000 …

Elections: More Plusses Than Minuses for GA

… in a rider on a big infrastructure bill requiring the FAA to move the 2020 ADS-B mandate back two years, such is the hand wringing over this issue…

ADS-B in the News the Week of 11/1 – 11/7/2014

STARS Coming to 90 ATC Facilities Through 2018

For example, earlier this year the FAA completed the network of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) ground stations. With STARS .

Textron Inc.: Textron Aviation teams with Guardian Jet to market Citation X Elite

… a new Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite capable of supporting future requirements such as ADS-B, RNP approaches and synthetic vision

MIT Study Reveals Pilots Satisfied with ADS-B

Among pilots who reported using ADS-B In traffic services regularly, 64 percent said that the technology frequently helps them visually acquire traffic…

ForeFlight Announces New Features

ForeFlight is also expanding on its tracking feature, which allows you to record your flight through the Stratus 2 ADS-B receiver. The Stratus 2 records …

FAA’s adoption of space-based ADS-B is a near certainty: analyst

Raymond James analyst Chris Quilty, a long-time vocal supporter of Aireon, believes that despite the FAA’s own funding concerns for the Next …
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