Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B) is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft’s navigation systems determines its position using a separate positioning source, primarily satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it together with other data such as aircraft identity and barometric altitude, enabling it to be seen by any adequately equipped agent.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1207/2011 lays down the requirements on the systems contributing to the provision of surveillance data, their constituents and associated procedures. The regulation was amended twice, by (EU) No 1028/2014 and by (EU) No 2017/386 due to, among other reasons, delays in certification and availability of required equipment, as well as industrial capacity constraints for equipping aircraft and synchronisation with the ADS-B mandate in USA. This last amendment postpones the aircraft equipment of ADS-B Out functionality by 7 June 2020.
ADS-B Out being used as a primary surveillance source could enable potential Mode S radars rationalisation. Also Space-based ADS-B offers the opportunity to give a radar like control environment over oceanic, remote and geographically challenging areas of the World, in areas with poor infrastructure as well as in areas, like Europe, rich of surveillance infrastructure. In combination with improved Air/Ground (A/G) communication, this would allow for reduced separation, improved safety levels and greater efficiency and capacity in the airspace.
4 July 2018 – European Commission workshop on the Implementation of Regulation (EU) №1207/2011 : status & compliance issues – Brussels
11 June 2018 – European Avionics mandates – webinar
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