Newly appointed FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell has underscored the FAA’s commitment to the compliance deadline for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) and its firm compliance deadline. “The ADS-B ‘Out’ equipage mandate will not change,” Elwell told the NextGen Advisory Committee in late June. “The Dec. 31, 2019, date is firm.” 

                                                                       

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association praised his remarks, and the FAA’s support of air traffic control modernization and its deadline.