Equip ADS-B

A D S - B. See and be Seen.You must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Federal Regulations 14 CFR 91.225 and 14 CFR 91.227 contain the details.

Operating with ADS-B

Find out if your equipment is working properly.

Get to know your ADS-B system – see the FAA's top five things pilots should know.

Learn more about the FAA's Privacy ICAO Address (PIA) program.

See equipage levels by category.

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

Not Yet Equipped?


Get an overview of ADS-B requirements per airspace.

View the Statement of Policy for Authorizations to Operators of Aircraft That are Not Equipped With ADS-B Out Equipment and visit the ADS-B Deviation Authorization Preflight Tool (ADAPT) page.

New! View the Statement of Policy on Preflight Requirements for Operators of Aircraft That Are Equipped With Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out. This notice announces revisions to the FAA's policy on preflight availability prediction requirements for aircraft with ADS-B Out equipment using the Selective Availability (SA)-Aware receivers in ADS-B rule airspace.

Exemption 12555 The application deadline for Exemption 12555 has passed. The FAA granted Exemption 12555 with a strict, limited timeframe in which operators must equip with new navigation receivers.

New! The FAA’s revised policy on preflight availability prediction requirements for aircraft with ADS-B using SA-Aware receivers (see above) does not cancel or modify Exemption 12555. However, exemption holders may wish to revise their submitted equipage plans to reflect any changes affected by the policy contained in that notice. See more information here.


For more information: Visit our ADS-B program page. Questions? Check out our FAQs or email us at adsb@faa.gov.

Last updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2023