Since 2 February 2017 every IFR aircraft in Australia’s airspace, at all levels, must be fitted with ADS-B!
Hawker Pacific Avionics has installed ABS-B capable avionics in many aircraft – from GA aircraft and helicopters up to Bombardier, ATR and Embraer regional airliners. Contact us today
How it works:
ADS-B technology broadcasts an aircraft’s call-sign, position, altitude, velocity and other data, twice every second. This enables aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for conventional radar.
Automatic – Requires no pilot input or external interrogation.
Dependant – Depends on accurate position and velocity data from the aircraft’s navigation system (eg. GPS).
Surveillance – Provides aircraft position, altitude, velocity, and other surveillance data to facilities that require the information.
Broadcast – Information is continually broadcast for monitoring by appropriately equipped ground stations or aircraft.
Check out Airservices Australia’s explanatory video here:
- Significantly improved surveillance coverage across the continent
- ADS-B has enabled more aircraft to operate safely in the same volume of airspace
- An increased likelihood of obtaining preferred levels/altitudes
- Improved incident, emergency and search and rescue response
- Improves the ability of air traffic control to provide navigation assistance during abnormal situations such as loss of position
- Improved situational awareness when using ADS-B ‘in’
- Ability for ground staff/family/friends to track aircraft through freely available software
- Cost effective solution for whole of industry