Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)

ADS-B is transforming all segments of aviation. Real-time precision, shared situational awareness, advanced applications for pilots and controllers alike – these are the hallmarks of ADS-B NextGen surveillance.

  • Real-time ADS-B is now the preferred method of surveillance for air traffic control in the NAS
  • General aviation is safer with ADS-B traffic, weather, and flight-information services
  • Safety and efficiency improve with advanced ADS-B applications

ADS-B improves safety and efficiency in the air and on runways, reduces costs, and lessens harmful effects on the environment.

Contact Us

For comments, questions, or additional information, please email adsb@faa.gov



Equip ADS-B

Research. Installation. Capabilities.

You must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in the airspace defined in 14 CFR 91.225. Learn More.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ADS-B Equip Now! Don't get left in the hangar. #ADS-B. Learn more at faa.gov/go/equipadsb

ADS-B Out Equipped?

Click here to find out if your equipment is working properly.

Have a TIS-B, FIS-B, or ADS-B problem to report?

Report an issue or concern with TIS-B, FIS-B, or other aspect of the ADS-B system.

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Last updated: Monday, April 18, 2022