Last year Australia switched off most of its navaids, meaning that RNP became a requirement.
This year, they’re asking all aircraft flying in Australian airspace to be ADS-B equipped after February 2nd, 2017. ADS-B means that controllers can use your uplinked GPS position, instead of mammoth SSR Radar Units all over the country.
There are two exemptions:
- Small Australian-registered GA aircraft
- Foreign-registered aircraft with the restriction that you must fly below FL290 in continental airspace, and stick “RMK/NIL ADSB AUTH” into Field 18 of the Flight Plan.
You don’t need to apply for special authorisation, just show up.
- Air Services Australia (ATC) mandate list
- Australian CAA (CASA) ADS-B information
- CASA Authorisation summary
More on the topic:
- More: European ADS-B Mandate Postponed
- More: ADS-B Mandates Around The World!
- More: Regulatory deadlines on the horizon
- More: Good news from Australia – the TSP just got easier
- More: 2019 Updated North Atlantic Plotting Chart