The FAA no longer believes it will save money by retiring some radar installations when automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) becomes its primary means of tracking aircraft, U.S. aviation experts say. Under a regulation the FAA published in 2010, civil and military aircraft flying in U.S. airspace must be equipped to regularly transmit their GPS-derived positions to air traffic controllers—the function called ADS-B Out—by Jan. 1, 2020. When the rule—a key ...


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