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Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast

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Program Description

Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B)

Provides highly accurate satellite based surveillance information to
air traffic automation and properly equipped aircraft cockpit displays

Key Capabilities

Key Capabilities

  • Provides surveillance where radar cannot be deployed
  • Provides precise location information of aircraft
  • Provides more frequent position update-rates than radar
  • Provides in-cockpit traffic and weather information
Program Benefits


  • Improves pilots' safety
  • Reduces the risk of runway incursions
  • Provides greater coverage, including remote areas without radar coverage
  • Allows aircraft to fly more directly from Point A to Point B, saving time and money while reducing fuel burn

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