Carlisle Interconnect Technologies urges ADS-B certification before 2020 deadline
According to the company, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) can provide assistance to general aviation (GA) aircraft owners, operators, and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) facilities nationwide to comply with the upcoming Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) certification mandate ahead of the 2020 deadline. The FAA estimates that more than 100,000 aircraft still have not reached full compliance with the ADS-B mandate, and the timeframe for completion is quickly closing.
"There are many factors contributing to the slower than expected compliance rate of ADS-B," Martin Lee, Director of Sales, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, said. "Some GA operators feel they cannot find a cost-effective solution or that a possible alternative means of compliance such as GPS installations with associated control panels will be made available. Others believe they will not operate in the airspace where ADS-B is required. Another factor is lack of MRO hangar capacity, which will only shrink as many will wait until the last minute to become compliant."
One key advantage to early compliance is landing priority, which can be given to those who have reached certification.
"The bottom line is that this will be enforced, and many GA operators may find themselves grounded or severely limited if certification is not achieved," Lee said.
CarlisleIT is exhibiting at the NBAA BACE 2017.