5,000 plus aircraft could be grounded on January 1, 2020.


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With over 90 years of experience designing, engineering, manufacturing and servicing aircraft, Textron Aviation delivers industry-leading expertise to business travelers and aviation enthusiasts alike. We have garnered a proven track record as the service provider of choice for aircraft owners. After all, no one knows the aviation industry better than the experts who built it.


With company-owned service centers nationwide, we can equip your aircraft with ADS-B Out before the FAA deadline on January 1, 2020. Our service centers approach each inspection and installation with technology-driven expertise that reduces downtime and gets you back in the air, fast.

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To deliver your aircraft the highest quality of service, our technicians, expert engineers and field service representatives work closely together to provide the most capable service network, supporting customers around the globe.


  • What is ADS-B?

    Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is a tracking technology that determines an aircraft’s position via satellite navigation. This technology supports the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System, which will replace ground-based radar with global positioning systems. ADS-B Out allows the aircraft to broadcast its position, altitude and velocity to air traffic controllers and ground vehicles. When the aircraft can receive this information, it is called ADS-B In, which is not yet required by the FAA. This combined technology will raise situational awareness both in the air and on the ground. Plus, increased capacity and efficiency of airspace and expanded ATC surveillance.

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  • What is ADS-B Out?

    ADS-B Out broadcasts your aircraft identification, position, altitude and velocity to air traffic controllers, ground vehicles and other aircraft equipped with ADS-B In.

    Equipment required for ADS-B Out:

    • WAAS-capable GPS receiver
    • Upgraded transponders
    • Capability to input flight ID
    • Software and hardware upgrades for data routing
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  • What is ADS-B In?

    ADS-B In — which is not currently required by the FAA — allows aircraft to receive and interpret other aircraft's ADS-B Out data on an Electronic Flight Bag or computer screen in the cockpit. This capability allows tighter separation standards and increases situational awareness for pilots.

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  • What is the ADS-B Out mandate?

    The FAA has mandated that aircraft operating in airspace that requires a Mode C transponder must be equipped with ADS-B Out components by January 1, 2020.

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  • What will happen if I don’t equip my aircraft by January 1, 2020?

    On Jan. 1, 2020, your aircraft must be equipped with the FAA-mandated ADS-B Out technology to enter ADS-B defined airspace. Aircraft not complying with these requirements will be denied access to Class A, B, C, and E airspace within the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia at and above 10,000 feet MSL, excluding the airspace at and below 2,500 feet above the surface.

    The ADS-B rule will require that the operator of an unequipped aircraft request an authorization at least one hour prior to the flight. Not all requests for authorization will be granted.

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  • Why choose Textron Aviation to equip my aircraft?

    Your operational preparation is our top priority. Equipment needed to be compliant with the new rules will vary by aircraft model, age and components currently installed. Avionics and service representatives at your nearest Textron Aviation service center will help you plan a customized work scope for your aircraft and provide a cost and downtime estimate.

    With over 90 years of innovation in the aviation industry we have engineered, manufactured and serviced our aircraft with the skill that can only come from experience. No other aircraft company can offer the reassurance that comes with our ADS-B Out install.

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  • Why should I schedule now?

    As we near the deadline, aircraft owners who do not reserve an installation appointment will experience less flexibility in scheduling, and longer wait times due to service backlogs. By working directly with your service center, you ensure parts and equipment needed to accomplish the modification are allocated to your aircraft early.

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  • Why is ADS-B Out required?

    Equipping your aircraft with ADS-B Out provides air traffic controllers with more precise means to safely navigate traffic. ADS-B Out enables aircraft to broadcast their identity, precise location, and additional information from the onboard avionics systems. This technology allows for communication between the aircraft and other on the ground support.

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