FAA yesterday announced the final rule describing the performance requirements for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out, a foundation stone of NextGen, and setting a 2020 deadline for aircraft to be equipped when operating in US-controlled airspace. "Today is really a huge day for all of us in aviation. NextGen is aviation's future and today's announcement is a step across the threshold," FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a conference call with reporters, ...

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