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EAA Voices Concerns Over Canadian ADS-B Out Mandate

March 7, 2019 - EAA joined nine other aviation entities to voice shared concerns in a letter to Neil Wilson, president and CEO of Nav Canada, over the corporation’s proposed ADS-B mandate for Canadian pilots.

According to the letter, the mandate regarding antenna diversity as a part of ADS-B requirements is excessive and “will have a significant negative impact on Nav Canada’s most cost-sensitive users.”

The letter goes on to state that if antenna diversity is required for certain airspaces, the decision still needs to be further researched and a mandate should take effect further in the future to give operators a chance to comply.

“Should diversity be justified in specific airspace and levels, we believe that the mandate proposal must allow enough time for operators to be educated, solutions approved, and installations to take place; the current timeline is not realistic for a successful mandate implementation,” the letter states.

EAA will monitor the situation going forward and continue to advocate for Canadian members’ best interests.

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