• The sure thing for ADS-B Out

ADS-B for Commercial Aircraft

ADS-B Out Compliance Required By:

December 31, 2019 - United States

June 6, 2020 - Europe


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Select your aircraft below to identify available ADS-B Out certifications that use Rockwell Collins products. Contact the certification holder for usage details or other questions.


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Are you ready for ADS-B?

Mandate dates are quickly approaching and with thousands of aircraft remaining to equip, plan your ADS-B Out upgrade today so you aren’t left on the ground.

Regulatory agencies across the globe are mandating implementation ADS-B Out as part of overall airspace modernization programs. ADS-B technology enables aircraft to continuously broadcast GPS derived aircraft position, heading and velocity information to ground stations connected to air traffic control.  Implementing ADS-B Out will benefit users by providing radar-like surveillance coverage even in areas of limited-to-no-traditional radar coverage enhancing safety. ADS-B Out technology will also allow tighter separation between aircraft resulting in increased airspace capacity and less delays.

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The sure thing today and in the future

You want to ensure the investment you make in your aircraft brings value today and in the future.  Trust your ADS-B upgrade to Rockwell Collins.  Our experience and expertise in avionics and future airspace requirements will help ensure the solution you have today positions you for tomorrow’s airspace modernization needs.  Don’t jeopardize your avionics, do the sure thing. Choose Rockwell Collins for your ADS-B solution needs. 

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ADS-B Where you fly

Make sure you’re equipped to go anywhere, anytime. Learn more about the ADS-B Out mandates in your region and the other areas you fly.

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Certified and ready now

Rockwell Collins has certified ADS-B Out products in service and available today for your aircraft.  From the Textron King Air  through the Boeing 747-8, we’ve got the ADS-B Out products you need to meet the mandate.

Convenient product upgrade paths

Not sure if your current Rockwell Collins products are ADS-B Out compliant? Is a service bulletin upgrade available for your Rockwell Collins transponder or MMR/GPS? Do you have competitor products you would like to replace with Rockwell Collins ADS-B products? Click below to learn what products and service bulletin upgrade paths are available for your specific equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Rockwell Collins expecting ADS-B Out mandates to delay in the United States or Europe?

A: No. ADS-B is a cornerstone of future airspace modernization programs. Governments have made significant investments in ADS-B infrastructure and will not delay implementation.


Q: Will DO-260 or DO-260A compliant systems be sufficient to meet mandated requirements in the US or Europe?

A: No. The US and Europe and China are requiring DO-260B for ADS-B Out compliance and access to airspace. Service bulletins are available to upgrade your transponder to be DO-260B compliant.


Q: Are exemptions available for ADS-B Out in the United States?

A: No. All aircraft operating in ADS-B applicable airspace will need to be equipped for ADS-B Out. Exemptions are available for some aircraft which do not have the GPS position integrity required by FAR 91.227. Exemptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis by the FAA and will require installing a compliant position source by 2025. Even with an exemption operations will not be guaranteed and may require deviations to planned routes of flight through use of the SAPT tool. Most business and regional aircraft have a GPS position source upgrade path available and Rockwell Collins highly encourages operators to update and avoid the exemption process and possible restrictions.


Q: Do I have to buy all new hardware to replace my current RC hardware?

A: Not necessarily. Depending on the status of your equipment, upgrades via service bulletins may be available to bring your hardware to the latest status needed for ADS-B. For Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft check the ATS upgrade path. For other business and regional aircraft check the BRS upgrade path. 


Q: How many aircraft remain to be updated?

A:  Thousands of aircraft remain to be updated for various ADS-B Out mandates worldwide.  Given the large volume of aircraft remaining and finite installation infrastructure, Rockwell Collins is highly encouraging operators to equip ADS-B Out as quickly as possible to avoid lengthy waits and increasing costs..


Q: How much will ADS-B cost to implement on my aircraft?

A: ADS-B will vary depending on the upgrade path for your equipment and the upgrade path you choose. Contact your preferred Rockwell Collins dealer to discuss upgrade options for your aircraft.


Q: What aircraft qualify for the FAA’s $500 ADS-B incentive?

A: The FAA incentive only applies to single engine piston aircraft.


Q: Can I bundle upgrades for ADS-B with other programs to bring additional functionality to my aircraft?

A: Yes. For select business aviation aircraft Rockwell Collins has developed packages to bring additional functionality such as Synthetic Vision (SVS) and LPV approaches to your ADS-B upgrade. Contact your Rockwell Collins dealer for availability and pricing for your aircraft.


Q: Can Rockwell Collins replace other transponders in the market (MST-76A, TRA-67A, etc)?

A: Yes. Contact your preferred Rockwell Collins dealer for upgrade availability for your aircraft dealer.


Q: Who can I contact with questions on ADS-B for my aircraft?

A: For pricing and installation options contact your preferred Rockwell Collins dealer. For general questions on Rockwell Collins ADS-B products or certifications contact usFor information on Government and Military ADS-B options contact us.

Need more information?

Still have questions on ADS-B? Contact us for additional information on how Rockwell Collins can make your aircraft ADS-B compliant.