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More good news: product choices are growing for equipment capable of satisfying a mandate for ADS-B Out by 2020, as well as affordable options for enjoying the 978 UAT carrots of ADS-B In. It’s welcome progress for pilots, and it should be for shop owners and avionics vendors, as well. The progress also helps answer concerns about transponder redundancy and avoiding any failure traps that could render an expensive ADS-B Out solution unable to meet the regulatory requirements for airspace access after the deadline passes.
A TRILOGY OF WASTED WORRIES: NOW MOVING FORWARD, STEP-BY-STEP

You want ADS-B In, but the FAA’s set no standards – what do you do? What if you invest and it turns out to be at odds with a subsequent TSO?
held as a carrot to a user group unconvinced of the need, commitment and deadline for ADS-B Out? First, the FAA did issue a TSO for the 978 UAT – the universal access transceiver, which handles both Out and In needs of ADS-B on 978 MHz. Budget solutions are growing. The FAA liked 978 MHz UAT technology because it held promise to deliver a Part 23-priced solution for ADS-B Out that would attract pilots through the availability of two subscription-costs-free services called Flight Information Service-Broadcast and Traffic Information System-Broadcast. Every ADS-B ground station broadcasts those two services universally across the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. Thousands of pilots see the high costs for installed collision-avoidance equipment and datalink weather receivers. Spending $15,000 for the two, installed, plus a display for the weather, simply doesn’t fit for many pilots that fly airplanes worth less than $30,000. The investment gets even more unbalanced for the many aviators who own airplanes worth barely $20,000, plus the $50 per month cost of a datalink weather receiver subscription service. That’s another $600 a year for the privilege of using a

Two years ago, pilots commonly lamented on the lack of affordable solutions to the ADS-B mandate, which looms in 2020. Last year, new solutions began to emerge with decidedly reduced costs calculation for ADS-B Out. Then, a new lament emerged from many pilots: What’s happened to ADS-B In? The third question: is a transponder still required once an ADS-B Out solution is installed? This month, we attempt to update these issues and illustrate how the industry is answering those concerns.
FIRST UP: ERGO ADS-B IN?

To be fair, the widespread expressions of doubt accompanied pilots’ surprise and disappointment at the FAA’s hesitation to invest in a technical service order to define approved ADS-B In. You want ADS-B In, but the FAA’s set no standards – what do you do? What if you invest and it turns out to be at odds with a subsequent TSO? For those who care that their equipment meets commercial standards, who could blame them? The worries morphed further and played out in many owners’ and pilots’ hesitation to consider most ADS-B options. If the FAA is not behind a TSO, is it truly committed to maintaining the ADS-B In services the FAA long

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News December 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
ADS-B Circa 2013
Member Profile
Family Matters
Remembering Monte R. Mitchell
Before & After
A Conversation With...
History's Caretaker
Pro-to-col
Business Basics
Theory & Practice
AEA Members Make Headlines at NBAA Convention
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News December 2012 - Intro
Avionics News December 2012 - Cover1
Avionics News December 2012 - Cover2
Avionics News December 2012 - 1
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Avionics News December 2012 - 3
Avionics News December 2012 - Point of Communication
Avionics News December 2012 - 5
Avionics News December 2012 - AEA Now
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Avionics News December 2012 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News December 2012 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News December 2012 - ADS-B Circa 2013
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Avionics News December 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News December 2012 - Family Matters
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Avionics News December 2012 - Remembering Monte R. Mitchell
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Avionics News December 2012 - Before & After
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Avionics News December 2012 - History's Caretaker
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Avionics News December 2012 - Pro-to-col
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Avionics News December 2012 - Business Basics
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Avionics News December 2012 - Theory & Practice
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Avionics News December 2012 - AEA Members Make Headlines at NBAA Convention
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