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Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast

ADS-B in Commercial Aviation (1:23)

At a Glance

  • Over the Gulf of Mexico, airlines save 7–11 minutes of flight time on special routes.
  • With Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B), oceanic operators may see greatly reduced in-trail spacing and the ability to seek optimum altitudes.
  • More than 1,500 airliners have equipped with ADS-B, representing more than 25 percent of the fleet.
  • Aircraft flying in most controlled aircraft will require ADS-B Out avionics starting January 1, 2020.

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Facts and Figures

More than

40,000

GA aircraft have equipped

Roughly

25%

of the U.S. airline fleet has equipped

In the Gulf of Mexico, ADS-B Out is:

boosting capacity from 75 to 85 aircraft per hour


saving an average of 7-11 minutes per flight

Over the Oceans, ADS-B In can:

reduce in-trail separation to 15 nm


cut fuel burn by more than 80 gallons per flight

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