U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval has been received by Gulfstream Aerospace for the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast In (ADS-B In) on its G150 and G200 business jets.
Once installed it will allow G150 and G200 operators to receive traffic and weather information from ADS-B ground stations and nearby aircraft broadcasting their positions through ADS-B Out. Outfitting the G150 and G200 with ADS-B In includes installation of Garmin’s Flight Stream 210 Bluetooth transmitter. Installation of ADS-B Out is a prerequisite to installation of ADS-B In.
“Our ADS-B In solution offers enhanced flight information, including real-time weather reports and synthetic vision, as well as important flight information, such as aircraft identification, position, altitude, direction and speed. The bottom line is it enhances situational awareness, which can lead to greater safety in our skies,” said Rick Trusis, vice president, Mid-Cabin Programs, Gulfstream.
Part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, ADS-B is a satellite-based surveillance technology for tracking aircraft and ADS-B Out is required to operate aircraft in portions of airspace above Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. The technology, will be required to fly in U.S. and European airspace by January and June 2020, respectively.