Flight Operations Information
The following information is provided for aircraft operators and pilots who wish to receive ADS-B services in Australia. The Flight Operations Information Package is provided for the familiarisation of pilots and flight operations staff and for use in the development of relevant training programs.
Flight Operations Information Package
Please refer to AIP and NOTAMs for the most up to date operational information.
Guidance on Flight Planning for Mode S and ADS-B
Air Traffic Control makes use of information in the flight plan for predicting the surveillance capability of an aircraft before it enters radar or ADS-B coverage. It’s important that this information is correct, as it may affect the provision of surveillance services or the safety of the operation.
The capability of your aircraft transponder, and ADS-B capability, will typically be available in the transponder manual or in the flight manual for the aircraft. Configurations for filing in the flight plan Field 10b are listed below, however full flight planning requirements are described in AIP ENR 1.10.
‘EB1’ will be the appropriate entry for the majority of ADS-B equipped General Aviation aircraft.
* Enhanced surveillance capability is the ability of the aircraft to down-link aircraft derived data (such as selected flight level) via a Mode S transponder. This capability is typically associated with higher end aircraft.
** ADS-B 1090 OUT transmission requires an ADS-B Extended Squitter Capable transponder to be connected to a certified GPS receiver. ADS-B UAT and VDL Mode 4 are not authorised for use in Australia.
CASA Educational Material
CASA Regulations and Guidance Material
- Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 20.18 (Aircraft Equipment – Basic Operational Requirements)
- CAO 82.1 (Conditions on Air Operators’ Certificates Authorising Charter Operations and Aerial Work Operations)
- CAO 82.3 (Conditions on Air Operators’ Certificates Authorising Regular Public Transport Operations in Other Than High Capacity Aircraft)
- CAO 82.5 (Conditions on Air Operators’ Certificates Authorising Regular Public Transport Operations in High Capacity Aircraft)
- Advisory Circular (AC) 21-45 – Airworthiness Approval of Airborne Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Equipment