The business aviation community has always supported the development and use of technologies for Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) that enhance the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations. As various technologies have come into production, businesses in the industry have made the needed investments to incorporate the equipment involved into cockpits and airframes.

NBAA has always provided the industry with the latest information about the requirements for CNS and ATM technologies; the timeline below lists key milestones in the advancements that will helpenhance the safety and efficiency of business aviation, and the operational specifics involved for each.

Program Description Regions Affected US Implications
March 2010 to March 2015
VHF Com 8.33KHZ In the period between March 2010 to March 2015, and considering the requirement for VHF assignments in support of operational improvements, the use of 8.33 kHz may be progressively expanded in the airspace below FL195 in Europe. Europe – designated ECAC airspace Only if operating in Europe or elsewhere where required
2015 – ongoing
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) ADS-B will be one tool used to faciltate transition from ground-based to non-ground-based navigation services. It will require significant aircraft equippage and will likely be mandated for most airspace/airports where Members operate. NAS-wide (US). Mandate will apply to all high altitude airpsace and terminal airspace around the top 50 busiest airports. Other airpspace and airports TBD. Scope to be determined
March 2015
VHF Com 8.33KHZ From March 2015, the capability to support 8.33 kHz and 25 kHz channel spacing shall be the standard means of compliance for the aeronautical mobile radio communications service band, 117.975 – 137 MHz, in Europe. Europe – designated ECAC airspace Only if operating in Europe or elsewhere where required
Sept. 1 2015

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out

Aircraft operating within the Colombo Terminal Control Area (TMA) at or above FL290 must be equipped with ADS-B Out beginning Sept. 1, 2015 Colombo Terminal Control Area in Sri Lanka Only aircraft operating at or above FL290 within the Colombo Terminal Control Area
Dec. 1, 2015
TCAS II version 7.1 Aircraft currently equipped with version 7.0 and having an individual certificate of airworthiness issued before March 1, 2012 must be equipped by Dec. 1, 2015. European Union Only if operating in Europe or elsewhere where required
Dec. 1, 2015
Underwater Locating Beacon (ULB) Aircraft that have a 30 day battery in the ULB will be required to use a 90 battery when the 30 day battery is expired next replacement is expired or no longer available. NAS-wide Mandate applies only to aircraft with ULB currently installed.
2015
Minimum Navigation Performance Specification Airspace Discontinue use of the MNPS navigation specification. New approvals based on RNAV 10 (RNP 10) or RNP 4. Aircraft with MNPS approval allowed continued operation in the airspace. North Atlantic MNPS Airspace Only for those aircraft transiting the airspace.
Minimum Navigation Performance Specification Airspace MNPS airspace will become PBN airspace. North Atlantic MNPS Airspace Only for those aircraft transiting the airspace.
February 2016
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) All IFR aircraft operating within 500 nm of Perth must be ADS-B equipped. Australia – Perth Only if operating in Australia
June 8, 2016
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Regulation 1207/2011 requires ADS-B equipage on new aircraft to meet operational requirements starting in 2015. Aircraft with airworthiness certificates first issued after June. 8, 2016, will have to comply from the date of the certificate. Aircraft with airworthiness certificates issued before June 8, 2016, will have until June 7, 2020, to comply. Europe – designated Eurocontrol airspace Only if operating in Europe or elsewhere where required
November 10, 2016
Reduced Lateral Separation Minimums Trial Phase 2 The minimum lateral separation between aircraft will be reduced to 25NM for the entire North Atlantic organized track system between FL 350 and FL 390 inclusive. North Atlantic Tracks Only for those aircraft transiting the airspace
Feb. 2, 2017
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) All IFR aircraft will be required to be ADS-B equipped in order to operate anywhere within Australia. Australia Only if operating in Australia
Dec. 7, 2017
FANS 1/A, CPDLC, & ADS-C Beginning December 7, 2017, aircraft operating between FL350 and FL 390 (inclusive) in the ICAO NAT Region will be required to have FANS 1/A, CPDLC & ADS-C equipment. ICAO NAT Region Only for those aircraft transiting the airspace
2017
RTCA SC-214 – NextGen Datalink FAA plans to mandate data communications in 2017. United States Airspace Scope to be determined
Dec. 31, 2019
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Aircraft operating within the Taipei FIR at or above FL290 must be equipped
with ADS-B Out beginning Dec. 31, 2019.
Taipei FIR Only aircraft operating at or above FL290 within the Taipei FIR
Jan. 30, 2020
FANS 1/A, CPDLC, & ADS-C Beginning January 30, 2020, aircraft operating at FL290 and above in the ICAONAT Region will be required to have FANS 1/A, CPDLC & ADS-C equipment. ICAO NAT Region Only for those aircraft transiting the airspace
Feb. 5, 2020
VDL Mode 2 Communications Data Link All civil aircraft operating IFR above FL285 in the EuroControl area must be retrofitted to be able to support datalink. NOTE: Aircraft delivered before 2014 with FANS-1 are exempted from this mandate. Europe – designated ECAC airspace Only if operating in Europe above FL 285 or elsewhere where required
2020
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Regulation 1207/2011 requires ADS-B equipage on new aircraft to meet operational requirements starting in 2015. Aircraft with airworthiness certificates first issued after Jan 8, 2015, will have to comply from the date of the certificate. Aircraft with airworthiness certificates issued before Jan. 8, 2015, will have until 2020 to comply. Europe – designated Eurocontrol airspace Only if operating in Europe or elsewhere where required
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) ADS-B is being considered to meet operational requirements needed in the period 2020. FAA and Eurocontrol are cooperating for a common approach to implementation timescales. Europe/US/Canada Scope to be determined
Minimum Navigation Performance Specification Airspace All aircraft operating within the PBN airspace are required to have RNAV 10 (RNP 10) or RNP 4 approval. No longer allowed to operate with a MNPS approval. North Atlantic MNPS Airspace All aircraft operating within the PBN airspace are required to have RNAV 10 (RNP 10) or RNP 4 approval. No longer allowed to operate with a MNPS approval.