FAA Gives Green Light To Nationwide Deployment Of ADS-B | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.19.14 **
** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **
** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **

Mon, Nov 24, 2008

FAA Gives Green Light To Nationwide Deployment Of ADS-B

Agency Wants 794 Ground Stations By 2013

In a step the agency says will improve the efficiency of air transportation for millions of Americans, FAA Acting Administrator Robert A. Sturgell gave the green light Monday to nationwide deployment of a system that allows aircraft to be tracked by satellite rather than radar.

Touted by the FAA for years, Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) will reduce the risk of midair collisions and weather-related accidents, according to the agency, and will provide more efficient routes in adverse weather, and improve situational awareness for pilots

"The next generation of air travel has arrived," Sturgell said. "ADS-B is the backbone of the future of air traffic control. NextGen is real and, as of today, NextGen is now. President Bush just last week stated that modernizing our aviation system is an urgent challenge, and today’s announcement demonstrates that the Department of Transportation and the FAA are taking concrete steps to do just that." 

An executive order signed by President Bush on November 18 accelerated the implementation of NextGen, stating that it is the policy of the United States to establish and maintain an air transport system that meets the present and future needs of this country.

Sturgell's commissioning of essential services for ADS-B in Florida clears the way for nationwide deployment of the system by 2013. The installation of 11 ground stations in Florida gives pilots viewing ADS-B cockpit displays the same live traffic seen by controllers. Pilots also receive free, real-time weather updates from the National Weather Service, as well as critical flight information such as temporary flight restrictions and special-use airspace. These advances, in turn, will allow the United States to accommodate the increasing number of aircraft in the nation’s skies, and will help to make the travel experience for airline passengers more efficient, safer and environmentally friendly.

The commissioning marks a significant milestone in the FAA's deployment schedule for ADS-B. By 2013, 794 ground stations will provide ADS-B services everywhere there is radar coverage today -- with further coverage in places that currently lack radar coverage, including the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.

Work at the sites of the next key milestones for ADS-B services -- Juneau, AK, Louisville, KY, the Gulf of Mexico and Philadelphia -- are scheduled for completion by the end of 2010. This will allow controllers to begin using ADS-B for aircraft surveillance or separation services.

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.21.14)

"The RCAF took the initiative to remove these functional, perfectly good parts and use them effectively. It was a sound decision, helping to ensure the long-term viability of the a>[...]

Enhanced F-35 Logistics Systems Delivered To Flight Test Locations

Integrates Preventative Maintenance, Flight Scheduling, And Mission Planning The 'next evolution' of the F-35 Lightning II's information technology backbone called the Autonomic Lo>[...]

Airbus Forecasts Strong Demand For Air Travel In The Middle East

Delivers First A380 To Qatar Airways Saying Airplane Is 'Ideal' For The Region Airbus has delivered Qatar Airways' first A380, and has used the occasion to tout the airplane as pla>[...]

NBAA Names 2014 Humanitarian Award Recipients

International Jet Aviation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, To Be Honored In Orlando The NBAA is pleased to announce that International Jet Aviation Services of Centennial, CO and the Make>[...]

NASA Seeks America's 'Best And Brightest' For Research Fellowships

Applications Period Open For Space Technology Grants NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research g>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC