ADS-B: Compliance, Safety and Efficiency

One Airways CAMO Organization and its associated Design Organization Approval DOA have initiated the necessary steps to install a brand new ADS-B capability components on two Cessna Citation aircrafts.


The Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B) is a cooperative surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. The information can be received by air traffic control ground stations as a replacement for secondary radar. It can also be received by other aircraft to provide situational awareness and allow self separation.

ADS–B is “automatic” in that it requires no pilot or external input. It is “dependent” in that it depends on data from the aircraft’s navigation system.

ADS–B is an element of the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR), is currently mandatory in portions of USA, Australian among other airspaces and the equipment will be mandatory in Europe for aircrafts with a maximum takeoff weight of 5,700 kilograms (kgs) (12,566 pounds [lbs.]) or greater or maximum cruising true airspeed (TAS) greater than 250 knots true airspeed (KTAS) by June 2020.