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Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast

Posted @ Oct 1st 2015 10:41am - By Complete Avionics

Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B)   

Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) is an air traffic surveillance technology that enables aircraft to be precisely tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for conventional radar.

Australia now has significant ADS-B surveillance coverage available across the continent. This additional surveillance has become necessary due to the ever-increasing volume of traffic that Australia now experiences, particularly in remote regions. Importantly, it also offers airspace users many benefits. 

Click on the link below to watch a short video on ADS-B in Australia.

ADS-B in Australia


  • Significantly improved surveillance coverage across the continent
  • ADS-B has enabled more aircraft to operate safely in the same volume of airspace
  • An increased likelihood of obtaining preferred levels/altitudes
  • Improved incident, emergency and search and rescue response
  • ADS-B improves the ability of air traffic control to provide navigation assistance during abnormal situations such as loss of position
  • Improved situational awareness when using ADS-B ‘in’
  • Ability for ground staff/family/friends to track aircraft through freely available software
  • Cost effective solution for whole of industry.

Upcoming mandates

The next round of mandates come into effect in February 2016 and February 2017. These mandates will result in all IFR flights requiring ADS-B and GNSS.

4 February 2016

  • IFR aircraft operating within 500NM from Perth must be ADS-B
  • IFR aircraft (aerial work/private operations) require GNSS avionics
  • Operating to BNE, SYD, PER or MEL require Mode S transponder

2 February 2017

  • All IFR aircraft must be ADS-B capable


Paul Busby @ Mar 26th 2017 9:14pm
Well considering the Blog for Honeywell can't accept any posts, I thought this was the most relevant. I remember the time when the dipshits at Honeywell bought Bendix King and sacked around 300 design Engineers...No prizes for guessing where they went now is there. Garmin are where they are today because of the arrogance of the Dipshit Management at Honeywell.. Akin to the Roman Empire I guess.
Paul Busby @ Mar 26th 2017 9:15pm
Should do this while drunk.

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