Ops Reminder:

ADS-B ADAPT Exemption Support for the U.S.

ADS-B is required when operating over the U.S. as of January 1, 2020. However, aircraft without the necessary ADS-B capabilities can still operate in U.S. airspace with a single-use route deviation authorization obtained through the FAA’s ADS-B Deviation Authorization Pre-Flight Tool (ADAPT).

Avoid the Challenges

The process for filing and maintaining an ADAPT-approved route segment can be challenging, especially when part of an international flight plan and mission.
The ADAPT authorization only applies for U.S. airspace, and some trial-and-error optimization is needed to get an approved U.S. route segment that works with your overall international route.
In addition, the process to apply for the exemption can’t be started until 24 hours out from your departure time. And if there are schedule changes >2 hours out require a new authorization.

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ADS-B ADAPT Exemption Facts

Applies to U.S. airspace route segments only

Only valid for a single route.

Applications can be submitted 24 hrs. to 1 hr. in advance of departure

Authorizations are only valid within a +2 hour window of approved ETD

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Additional Resources

ADS-B Update 2020 – What you need to know

Some of the highly anticipated 2020 ADS-B mandates are now in effect. Others have been delayed, and additional new mandates are on the horizon for later in 2020 and 2021. If you fly internationally, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to get around the globe without ADS-B. This post is an overview of what ADS-B is, which countries already require ADS-B and those who have upcoming mandates.

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Ops Update: 2020 Equipment regulation changes and filing requirements

Several aircraft equipment regulatory changes have recently and will soon go into effect. These changes will impact operations over the United States, North Atlantic, and Europe. This post contains a list of the changes and their corresponding equipment code filing requirements are included.

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