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
GA aircraft have equipped
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