FAA mandates ADS-B out by 2020; GA not happy

The FAA this week released its final rule on ADS-B equipage in the mid-term, mandating ADS-B Out capability by 2020 for every aircraft using airspace where a transponder is currently required. Predictably, GA groups feel that they will be made to shoulder a large financial burden that ultimately will benefit airlines and air travelers rather than private pilots, although some concessions to general aviation were made in the final rule.

Some good resources to understand the consequences and subtleties of this rulemaking:

  • Article in Air Transport World here
  • Full text of rule here (via Federal Register)
  • ATA press release here
  • Analysis of costs/benefits to GA from AVweb here
  • AOPA press release here
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One response to “FAA mandates ADS-B out by 2020; GA not happy

  1. General Aviation continues to shrink and adding costs to recreational pilots, and even small owner owned aircraft, will continue to drive more people out of general aviation unless we make it more appealing and start reducing barriers to continuing to fly.

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