Is your cockpit ADS-B Out 2020 compliant? If not, putting off your ADS-B upgrade much longer is ill-advised. Avionics Maintenance Today can help you comply. 2020 is right around the corner, so now is the time to start thinking about what kind of ABS-D upgrade you want. When considering an ADS-B upgrade package that you'd like, also consider what you can afford, what you need, and how you want your cockpit to look and function.
Why an ADS-B Upgrade Makes Sense
The federal government has mandated that all aircraft be equipped with ADS-B Out by the year 2020. Many pilots have refused compliance with this stipulation based on the cost and degree of difficulty that comes with installing these systems. Thankfully, there are some very cost-effective options for pilots. Besides, there are many benefits to getting an ADS-B upgrade, such as:
⦁ Provides real-time traffic and aeronautical information in the cockpit
⦁ Provides air-to-air and air-to-ground surveillance capability
⦁ ADS-B is a significant component of the FAA's (and other countries) NextGen Airspace Overhaul program to make flying safer, more secure, and less of a hassle from a pilot's standpoint.
⦁ Provides surveillance to remote or hospitable areas that don't currently have coverage with radar (such as Alaska, mountainous regions, and the Gulf of Mexico)
⦁ Allows for reduced separating and greater predictability in departure and arrival times, thereby decreasing airline delays
⦁ Enhances ability to track fleet
⦁ Reduces the cost of the infrastructure currently needed to operate the National Airspace System
⦁ ADS-B will help our environment by allowing improved routes, significantly lowering fuel consumption and harmful emissions
⦁ ADS-B will provide air traffic control with a clearer picture of all aircraft operating within national/international airspace
An ADS-B Upgrade Makes Everyone Safer
In addition to putting you in compliance with the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate and giving you many benefits, ADS-B will also enhance the safety of everyone in the air and on the ground in the following ways:
⦁ ADS-B allows for better VFR flight following coverage
⦁ Modern cockpit displays will help pilots avoid other aircraft and lousy weather with real-time airspace and weather cockpit displays
⦁ Enhance cockpit visualization for final approach and runway occupancy, thereby reducing the risk of runway incursions
⦁ Finally, ADS-B reduces pollution and has a positive impact on our environment, making the earth a cleaner and healthier (hence, safer) place for everyone to live.
Sure there many other benefits and ways in which an ADS-B upgrade will make flying safer, so get your ADS-B upgrade ASAP. Check out Avionics Maintenance Today for other helpful articles about cost-effective ADS-B Out 2020 solutions. If you enjoyed this article and found it helpful, please share it with your friends and other pilots, and be sure to subscribe to Avionics Maintenance Today for the latest information on all things Avionics.