Mexico’s ADS-B mandate has been delayed, and there’s a possibility that the country will consider including 978 MHz universal access transceivers in its revised plan.
“AOPA is advocating for both UAT and 1090 [ADS-B] compatibility in Mexico,” Duke added. Allowing both frequencies will make it easier for more U.S. pilots to operate in the country, he said.
ADS-B mandates exist in a number of foreign countries and have been announced for others. AOPA maintains a list of known ADS-B requirements.
Meanwhile, the FAA’s long-anticipated ADS-B Out mandate became effective on January 2. More information about operations, especially instructions for applying for an authorization to operate a non-ADS-B-equipped aircraft in FAR 91.225 ADS-B rule airspace, is available on AOPA Online.