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Source: Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Will you need an ADS-B transmitter to legally fly IFR in Australian airspace next year?

CASA provided IFR operators more time to achieve fitment of the mandated Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment via two temporary authorisation instruments.

The two instruments, CASA 114/16 for Australian registered aircraft and CASA 113/16 for foreign registered aircraft expire midnight 1 January 2020 and midnight 6 June 2020 respectively so time is running out for all operators to achieve compliance.

What does this mean for you?

If you operate an IFR aircraft that is not equipped with ADS-B and relied on one of the above instruments you will need to equip with ADS-B avionics by the end of the authorisation period or you will be restricted to flying under visual flight rules (VFR) after the instrument expiry date relevant to your operation.

To learn more about the benefits of ADS-B please visit Airservices Australia.

For more information about the specific authorisations please email