Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

ADS-B coverage

When operating outside of radar coverage, ADS-B derived ATS surveillance services are provided to operators of aircraft that are ADS-B Out enabled, whilst within the coverage volume of commissioned ADS-B ground stations.

ADS-B ground stations are line-of-sight facilities. The ability for a ground station to received ADS-B data from an aircraft depends on altitude, distance from the site and obstructing terrain. Coverage exists near the surface within 20 nautical miles of the ground station. High level coverage can exceed 250 nautical miles.

In airspace where ADS-B coverage overlaps radar coverage, the radar derived aircraft position will be displayed to ATC.

ADS-B only coverage chartsĀ (as at January 2017) at various altitudes are available below (click for full size image):

ADS-B coverage 5,000ft

ADS-B coverage 5,000ft

ADS-B coverage 10,000ft

ADS-B coverage 10,000ft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADS-B coverage 20,000ft

ADS-B coverage 20,000ft

ADS-B coverage 30,000ft

ADS-B coverage 30,000ft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refer to active NOTAMs for advice on ground stations in operation