AirServices Australia Mandates ADS-B Avionics Equipment

SUMMARY: 
AirServices Australia published upper airspace mandate 2013, which requires fitment and operation of approved ADS-B avionics equipment mandatory on, and from, Dec. 12, 2013.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:
On Feb. 27, 2009, the director of aviation safety made multiple instruments, which effectively operate in combination to ensure new requirements for the use of ADS-B transmitting equipment apply, according to their terms, to all Australian aircraft, foreign aircraft in Australian territory engaged in regular public transport, charter or aerial work operations and foreign private aircraft in Australian territory. The 2013 upper airspace mandate can be viewed at: www.airservicesaustralia.com/projects/ads-b/upper-airspace-mandate-2013/

AirServices also published additional scheduled ADS-B and Mode S transponder mandates.

ADS-B Mandates 2014-2017
On Aug. 16, 2012, the director of aviation safety, CASA made instruments for a phased requirement for all IFR aircraft to be equipped for ADS-B by Feb. 2, 2017. This applies to all Australian aircraft.

2014 - IFR forward fit: Any aircraft that is first registered on or after Feb. 6, 2014, and is operated under the IFR must carry serviceable ADS-B transmitting equipment.

2016 - IFR for Western Australia: On and after Feb. 4, 2016, any aircraft that is operated under the IFR in airspace that is Class A, B, C or E and within the arc of a circle that starts 500 nautical miles true north from Perth aerodrome and finishes 500 nautical miles true east from Perth Airport must carry serviceable ADS-B transmitting equipment.

2017 - All IFR aircraft: On and after Feb. 2, 2017, any aircraft that is first registered before Feb. 6, 2014, and is operated under the IFR must carry serviceable ADS-B transmitting equipment.

Mode S Mandate 2014 - 2016
2014 - Mode S for new aircraft and Mode S for new transponders: Any aircraft that is first registered or modified by having its transponder installation replaced on or after Feb. 6, 2014, and is operated in Class A, B, C or E airspace, or above 10,000 feet above mean sea level in Class G airspace, must carry a serviceable Mode S transponder.

2016 - Mode S for airport surface movement: All aircraft operating at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth airports must carry a serviceable Mode S transponder that meets the standards on and after Feb. 4, 2016.

The additional information can be found at: www.airservicesaustralia.com/projects/ads-b/other-mandates-2014-2017/.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Ric Peri, vice president of government & industry affairs for AEA, by email at ricp@aea.net or by phone at 202-589-1144.

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