FAA Applies Its ‘Preferred’ Surveillance System

tower controller
A tower controller monitored a display with ADS-B aircraft targets at Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina.
Credit: FAA Photos
January marked a milestone in the FAA’s implementation of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast, a core program of the agency’s long-running NextGen modernization that complements radar with a satellite-based method of tracking aircraft, providing greater overall coverage, better accuracy and...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and uncrewed aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

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