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Equip ADS-B

Parked sea plane Find out why ADS-B matters, even when it's not required.

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.

Information for Foreign Operators

Do I have to equip? Take a look at our decision flowchart. If you use a temporary unique call sign, remember: call sign and ADS-B transmitter must match.

What are the rules? Get an overview of ADS-B requirements per airspace.

What is the guidance for foreign operators? Learn more about ADS-B compliance and enforcement for foreign operators.

What equipment should I use? View the list of FAA certified equipment or search our database for ADS-B compliant equipment.

Who's Equipped? See equipage levels by category.

ADS-B Out Equipped? Find out if your equipment is working properly.

Not Yet Equipped? 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.

Federal, State and Local Government Agencies conducting defense, security, law enforcement and first responder operations seeking authorization for non-ADS-B Out equipped aircraft

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.

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.

Questions about equipping? Please visit our ADS-B page, FAQs or contact us at

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