Pilot Perception and Use of ADS-B Traffic and Weather Services (TIS-B & FIS-B)
Author(s)Silva, Sathya; Jensen, Luke
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is a central component of the NextGen air traffic control modernization program. It is intended to improve traffic surveillance capabilities by sharing accurate aircraft position information between pilots and air traffic controllers. In addition, “ADS-B In” capability provides pilots with traffic information for nearby flights along with relevant weather and airspace information. Pilots can access these products using a variety of installed and portable avionics systems. This study was intended to evaluate potential benefits of ADS-B In traffic and weather services. Goals included identifying the factors that influence the decision whether to equip with ADS-B In as well as evaluating current pilot usage of traffic and flight information uplink services.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast, ADS-B, NextGen, air traffic control, Air Transportation