SESAR Deployment Manager boosts Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast implementation across Europe

Press Release

Brussels, Belgium, 16 July, 2019: SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) has launched a website focused on the implementation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) in Europe at

The new website’s goal is to provide a frequently updated snapshot of the ADS-B deployment status in Europe and inform how it helps achieving the Single European Sky goals and contributes to a safer and more sustainable air transport.

The website is part of the information exchange set up by SDM to facilitate a timely and synchronized implementation of ADS-B throughout Europe. SDM, with support from Eurocontrol, is executing the European ADS-B Implementation programme and monitoring the growth of ADS-B uptake in accordance with Surveillance Performance and Interoperability regulation (SPI IR).

This new website is intended to serve as the primary point of reference for all matters related to the implementation of ADS-B in the context of the Surveillance Performance and Interoperability Implementing Regulation (SPI IR), CIR No 1207/2011 with amendments.

ADS-B involves an aircraft using a certified position source to determine its position which it then broadcasts in short intervals by means of a data link in the radio frequency spectrum.

Conversely, an aircraft can be fitted with an ADS-B receiver – processor to display the detected ADS-B transmissions from other aircraft to the pilot.

With ADS-B, cost-effective real-time visibility is provided to air traffic control and to other equipped ADS-B aircraft with position and velocity data transmitted periodically.

In high complexity environments such as the EU airspace, ADS-B is envisaged to operate in conjunction with existing independent cooperative chains, greatly enhancing accuracy, data availability and reducing frequency load.

The adoption rate of ADS-B is in line with the Airspace User’s plans reported to the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM), which established that 70 to 75% uptake could be achieved in the EU registered, SPI-IR mandated fleet by the compliance deadline of June 7th 2020.

More news on ADS-B implementation at Air operators committed to sharing EU ADS-B implementation plans