The rate of equipage for the FAA’s automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) mandate increased by 69% across aviation segments between 2018-2019, the US Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) has reported in a letter to Congress. As of June 1, 73,421 commercial, international and general aviation aircraft complied with the mandate, representing the double-digit jump from May 1, 2018. But compliance varied widely within each segment, the IG stated in a Sept. 12 ...

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