EU Delays ADS-B Retrofit Until 2020

The European Commission has pushed back its deadlines for operators to ensure that their aircraft are fitted with avionics equipment enabling them to transmit ADS-B formatted messages. Under the original deadlines operators had until January 8, 2015 to ensure all new aircraft had the ADS-B capability and until December 7, 2017 to retrofit the equipment to older aircraft. The new deadlines are June 8, 2016 for new aircraft and June 7, 2020 to complete retrofits.

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