Now that you’ve ready to address the ADS-B Out mandate. Here are six steps that will save you time and money!
1) Determine if you need ADS-B Out to fly in designated airspace after December 31, 2019. The FAA created a handy decision tree to help you figure out if you need to equip.
2) Select 1090 or 978 MHz. If you determine that you will need ADS-B Out the next step is to figure out which type. This can be confusing for some, but not for you, if you register as an aircraft owner at the Equip ADS-B Marketplace. The user-friendly questionnaire helps you decide if you’ll need a 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) transponder or a 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT).
3) Determine if you want to see ADS-B traffic. If so, you need to equip with ADS-B In. Again, the questionnaire at the Equip ADS-B Marketplace explains the two choices (1090ES or UAT) and allows you to choose where on the flight deck you would like your traffic displayed.
4) Determine when and where to have your ADS-B system installed. After you have selected the type of ADS-B system that meets your operations and budget, it is time to decide when you want to have your system installed and how far you are willing to fly to get excellent service at a competitive price. Again, the Equip ADS-B Marketplace questionnaire will lead you through the process.
5) Complete the Request for Quote. Answer a few more questions, uplink a picture of your aircraft (optional) and provide your contact information then you’ll be ready to start to receive bids from avionics shops, MROs, and repair stations within your defined radius. You’ll be notified by email when you receive a bid. If you or the bidder have any questions, there is a feature in the Dashboard where buyers and sellers can ask questions or provide answers.
6) Choose your FAA-Certified Shop. Finally, when you’re ready, select the avionics shop that best meets your criteria and Award a contract. You’ll sleep well knowing you got the best deal possible and in time to meet the mandate.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started right here.
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