Avionics Report

October 2019 Issue

ADS-B in Canada: Satellite-Based Snag

That means the majority of mandate-complaint systems installed in U.S.-based aircraft might not play without major upgrades.

Canada is implementing its space-based ADS-B airspace requirements in phases, which Nav Canada (the country's provider of civil air navigation services) recently outlined in a Notice of Change letter. It also says it conducted a study to determine the minimal performance requirements (the equipment you'll need to have in the aircraft) to support this new global ADS-B surveillance network, implemented by Virginia-based Aireon. Founded in 2011, the company's surveillance payloads will be hosted on Iridium's NEXT satcomm low-earth orbit satellite constellation.

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