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EASA, ANAC Approve AerTrak ADS-B on Boeing 757-200 Aircraft

By | March 8, 2019
A Boeing 757 aircraft. Photo: Aviation International News

A Boeing 757 aircraft. Photo: Aviation International News

AerSale, a global supplier of mid-life aircraft, revealed that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) have approved the company’s AerTrak Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out system on Boeing 757-200 series aircraft. Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved AerTrak for Boeing 737 NG series aircraft  and Boeing 757-200 series aircraft to comply with the FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations rule.

According to the release, ADS-B provides enhanced navigational accuracy using precise tracking via global positioning satellite (GPS) 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 and costs, while reducing emissions. This technology enhances situational awareness for Air Traffic Control of aircraft with ADS-B Out capabilities and is mandated by the FAA effective January 2020, followed by EASA in June 2020.

“This validation reaffirms our commitment to our European and Latin American customers,” said Iso Nezaj, Chief Technical Officer at AerSale. “With the benefit of no certification fees, operators now have a fully-compliant ADS-B Out system available to them. AerTrak is currently being expanded to more aircraft types, which will make this solution an obvious choice to even more operators worldwide.”