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FAA Approves Installation of Aersale’s AerTrak on Boeing 757-200

By | August 21, 2018
A U.S. Airways Boeing 757-200. Photo: Wikipedia

A U.S. Airways 757-200. Photo: Wikipedia

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of AerSale’s AerTrak system on Boeing 757-200 series aircraft (ST04011NY), to comply with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) operations rule — a critical part of the agency’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the FAA has mandated that aircraft operating in airspace defined by 14 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) section 91.225 must be equipped with an ADS-B Out system that meets the minimum performance requirements of 14 CFR section 91.227. The FAA approved AerTrak for Boeing 737 NG series aircraft (ST04009NY) earlier this year.

ADS-B provides enhanced navigational accuracy using precise tracking via Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite signals. Reducing risk and improving safety, the technology increases navigational coverage, especially in remote areas beyond radar range. Additionally, ADS-B enables more direct flight plans, thereby saving time, costs, and reducing emissions. In the coming months, AerTrak will be expanded to cover additional aircraft types.