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Getting ready for the ADS-B equipment mandate

Getting ready for the ADS-B equipment mandate

Operators can count on Textron Aviation service centers to help them meet the NextGen mandate

With less than three years to go, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ADS-B Out equipment mandate has prompted operators to get a head start on their avionics modifications, and many customers are counting on Textron Aviation to ensure they’re cleared for takeoff when the NextGen requirement goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

Slots have increasingly filled up at Textron Aviation service centers throughout the U.S. as operators begin scheduling the modification events for their aircraft, Aftermarket Business Manager Jason Burdette said.

“Accomplishing the required ADS-B modifications early offers our customers the flexibility to schedule service at a time best for them. We’re noticing more operators are planning their avionics solutions now to avoid potential delays as the 2020 deadline nears.” Jason Burdette, Aftermarket Business Manager, Textron Aviation

How can Textron Aviation help me prepare?

Equipment needed to be compliant with the new rules will vary by aircraft model, age and components currently installed. Avionics and service representatives at your nearest Textron Aviation service center will help you plan a customized workscope for your aircraft and provide a cost and downtime estimate. By working directly with your service center, you ensure parts and equipment needed to accomplish the modification are allocated to your aircraft early.

Textron Aviation service centers also offer a broad lineup of upgrade and maintenance solutions that can be customized to fit your schedule and help you get the most of your ADS-B Out modification downtime. To learn more, visit our ADS-B service support site, or submit a service request form .