Happy New Year! With 2018 already here, the 2020 deadline to become ADS-B compliant is just around the corner. With this looming deadline, we at CarlisleIT are currently working with the industry to comply with the upcoming certification mandate ahead of the 2020 deadline.
The FAA estimates that there are still over 100,000 aircraft that have not reached full compliance with ADS-B, and the timeframe for completion is quickly closing. We understand why some choose to wait, and are able to assist as the window for completion grows smaller every day.
There are many factors contributing to the slower than expected compliance rate of ADS-B. Some GA operators feel they cannot find a cost-effective solution or that a possible alternative means of compliance such as GPS installations with associated control panels will be made available. Others believe they will not operate in the airspace where ADS-B is required. Another factor is the capacity demands on MRO’s as many continue to wait until the last minute to become compliant.
One key advantage to early compliance is landing priority which can be given to those who have reached certification.
The bottom line is that this will be enforced, and many GA operators may find themselves grounded or severely limited if certification is not achieved.
We at CarlisleIT have already seen some major Avionics players commence ADS-B kit design and STC certification where required. Not every upgrade will require this level of planning, design and complex installation kit, but we can help GA operators find the most efficient and cost-effective solution as we near a deadline that impacts almost every aviator.
If you have questions or would like to get more information on how we can help you become ADS-B compliant, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.