October 24, 2019

ADS-B OUT Implementation Delayed


Nav Canada will be delaying the implementation dates for Phases 1 and 2 of the ADS-B OUT Performance Requirements Mandate. Previously set for implementation on February 25, 2021 (Phase 1-Class A airspace and Class E airspace above FL600) and January 27, 2022 (Phase 2-Class B airspace), numerous industry operators have stated they will not be ready by then.

Top management of Transport Canada-Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Nav Canada met earlier this month and this was the topic of discussion. TCCA has also stated that there are still regulatory matters that must be attended to before implementation can take place.

New Phase 1 and 2 implementation dates have not yet been set.

There is no word yet on how this might affect the implementation of remaining phases (e.g. classes C, D and E). However, Nav Canada’s performance requirements mandate document states that implementation of the different phases will be a minimum of one year apart.