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When It Comes to ADS-B Out, GAMA Says “Don’t Wait, Make a Plan to Equip Now!”

Sep 21, 2017
By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager

We recently spoke to Pete Bunce, President and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) regarding the upcoming Automatic-Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out mandate and properly equipping for it. Pete offered a couple important thoughts to consider when making a plan to equip:

  1. Will you own the aircraft in 2020? Whether the answer to that question is yes or no, you should consider the impact of the mandate. All industry experts agree that non-ADS-B compliant aircraft will not retain their residual value in the same manner as mandate-compliant aircraft.
  2. Are you primarily operating in the United States, or in other regions where there may be other equipage mandates? If your operational model falls into the latter category, you may want to look at addressing data communications, navigational requirements or a cabin connectivity upgrade when you schedule your aircraft upgrade for ADS-B compliance to make the best use of the aircraft downtime.

To learn more, be sure to read our blog post, Don't Wait: Make a Plan to Equip Now! To stay up-to-date with Universal Avionics news, industry topics, and regulatory trends (straight from our experts), subscribe to our UA Blog.

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