FAA rolled out Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast in the Philadelphia area, giving controllers the potential ability to reduce en route separation from the current 5 nm. to 3 nm. Controllers who have access to ADS-B receive 1-sec. update rates compared to 4.5-sec. update rates with radar, the agency said (ATWOnline, April 9). ADS-B coverage at Philadelphia extends 60 nm. out and approximately 10,000 ft. in altitude. It also covers the surface area and the approach corridors to the ...

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