Two years out from its 2020 mandate to equip for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast “Out” (ADS-B Out) position reporting, the FAA is grappling with a significant number of avionics that were installed improperly. And aircraft operators are lagging in equipping for the requirement, presaging a rush on repair stations as the mandate nears. “The problems are numerous; they’re across the board,” James Marks, who leads the FAA’s ADS-B focus team, told ...

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