The ADS-B Out mandate in Europe is approaching… are you ready?
22 Oct 2020Avionics
The ADS-B Out was made mandatory in Europe by the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1207/2011 (Surveillance Performance & Interoperability (SPI)) issued on 22 November 2011, then amended in 2014 and 2017. The original mandate stated that from 07 June 2020, all aircraft that weigh more than 5 700 kg, or have a max cruise speed greater than 250 knots, will need to be equipped with Mode S ELS (Elementary Surveillance), Mode S EHS (Enhanced Surveillance) and ADS-B capabilities to be operated in European airspace.
The latest Commission Regulation (EU) No 2020/587 that was issued in April 2020, during the COVID 19 crisis, amends the SPI regulation 1207/2011 by extended the mandate limit date by 6 months, i.e. until 07 December 2020… in other words tomorrow.