Canada is mandating the use of ADS-B Out in a phased approach starting on 23 February 2023.
- Phase 1 of the mandate commences on 23 February 2023 and covers airspace above 12,500ft (Class A and Class B).
- Phase 2 of the mandate is under consideration for 2026 (exact timing to be released) and will include Class C, D and E airspace.
Operators are required to be equipped with 1090 MHz ADS-B Out performing to the DO-260B minimum operational performance standard or newer. It is important to consider the antenna mounting location as the broadcast must be able to reach ground-based and space-based receivers. Depending on the installation, this can be achieved with a dual antenna setup (topside and underside) or with a mounting location (tail or wingtip) from which the broadcast can reach surface and space.
Now is the perfect time to check the ADS-B Out antenna mounting locations and assure those compliant systems are expressed as “B1” (1090 MHz ADS-B Out) or “B2” (1090 MHz ADS-B Out/In) in Field 10a of your ICAO flight planning setup, followed by “SUR/260B” in Field 18. Please contact ARINCDirect Flight Operations at +1 410-266-2266 to ask for assistance in making these entries a default in your flight planning profile.