Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)

What is ADS-B?

ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) is a NextGen technology that will eventually replace Air Traffic Control’s (ATC) primary use of radar for separating aircraft. It is a new and innovative way to manage air traffic. Not only is this technology superior than standard radar but also significantly safer and more efficient than the current air traffic system. ADS-B can provide many benefits to both pilots and air traffic control. ADS-B Out will be required in the United States by January 1, 2020. 

How It Works

ADS-B involves GPS satellites to transmit aircraft locations to other aircraft and ground stations. Data that is received from the ground station is then transmitted to the air traffic controller (ATC). Panel-installed avionics assist ATC and pilots to view crucial data during flights.


  • Increased fuel and time efficiency – Improved routing
  • Safer airspace – Improved visibility and situational awareness
  • Lower overall cost – No subscription fees to use ADS-B services
  • Increased Return on Investment (ROI) – ADS-B raises aircraft value
  • Real-Time updates – Instant air traffic, weather, and flight information

Applicable Aircrafts

  • Galaxy/Gulfstream G200
  • Astra SPX/G100

Affordable Solutions

Avoid excessive AOG downtimes by installing new ADS-B technology now. Do not wait until the deadline as over 200,000 aircraft will require it by January 1, 2020. Trimec Aviation is a certified ADS-B solution and also a full service FAA certified MRO facility in the Dallas Metroplex, Texas.