FAA to require satellite avionics by 2020

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued its expected Notice of Proposed Rule making to require airlines to equip all aircraft operating in controlled airspace with ADS-B compatible avionics by 2020. “The proposal would require all aircraft flying in the nation’s busiest airspace to have satellite-based avionics by 2020, enabling air traffic controllers to track […]


US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued its expected Notice of Proposed Rule making to require airlines to equip all aircraft operating in controlled airspace with ADS-B compatible avionics by 2020.

“The proposal would require all aircraft flying in the nation’s busiest airspace to have satellite-based avionics by 2020, enabling air traffic controllers to track aircraft by satellites using [ADS-B], which is 10 times more accurate than current radar technology,” the agency said. The proposal is open to public comment for 90 days.