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ADS-B mandates draws outrage from AOPA

AOPA delivers strong message on mandate & AOPA tells FAA mandate unworkable without changes

The FAA must address the serious concerns of the general aviation industry before pushing ahead with a 2020 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate, AOPA told the FAA administrator in a strongly worded letter.

AAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker made it clear that the agency has no intention of changing or delaying the mandate that would require all aircraft to be equipped with ADS-B Out by Jan. 1, 2020, in order to fly in airspace that now requires a Mode C transponder.

The letter noted that the minimum investment of $5,000 to $6,000 to install ADS-B Out equipment is “far too high” for many GA operators.

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