EAA Agrees with ADS-B Arc Fixes
November 6, 2008 — This week EAA submitted comments in support of recommendations coming from the ADS-B Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) in their report dated September 26, 2008. Those ARC recommendations largely supported EAA’s original comments on ADS-B, criticizing the cost, complexity, and lack of real benefits to recreational general aviation owners and operators.
“The ARC recommendations go a long way toward addressing our initial concerns and we believe they should be adopted by the FAA in total,” said EAA’s Doug Macnair, vice president of government relations. Concerns remain for the future of those thousands of aircraft that cannot accommodate ADS-B equipment installation because of their design, weight-carrying restrictions, electrical system capacity (if any), or instrument panel space. It remains one of EAA’s highest priorities that we ensure continued access to the National Airspace System for these aircraft under any air traffic modernization scheme.