FAA Deputy Administrator Reaffirms ADS-B Mandate

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue

WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) applauds the newly appointed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell for reiterating the FAA’s firm commitment to the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) 2020 compliance deadline for all aircraft flying in designated airspace, in some of his first public remarks at the NextGen Advisory Committee meeting in June.

Air traffic control system modernization activities are accelerating worldwide and general aviation has been at the forefront of this transformation. From early adoption of GPS capability in the cockpit, to rapid equipage with Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) technologies to enable GPS-based approaches at thousands of airports, through pioneering the development of ADS-B with the Capstone Program in Alaska, to the rotorcraft community’s enthusiastic embrace of ADS-B equipage in the Gulf of Mexico, general aviation has led the way (www.GAMA.aero).

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