Handling non ADS-B State aircraft in European airspace

Information for State Aircraft Operators

This leaflet contains useful information for operators of transport type State aircraft which are not compliant with secondary surveillance Mode S and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) OUT.

It will help them to prepare flights to be conducted in European airspace with General Air Traffic (GAT) status. The leaflet aims to fill a temporary gap until the regulatory framework has been established and all relevant information has been published in National AIPs.

The performance and interoperability requirements related to the carriage of Mode S (ELS and EHS) and ADS-B OUT in European airspace, for flights under GAT status, are regulated by the (soon to be updated) Commission Regulation (EU) No 1207/2011 (SPI IR) amended by (EU) 1028/2014 of 26 September 2014 and (EU) 2017/386 of 06 March 2017. Article 8 covers State aircraft and defines the cases for exemptions.

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Handling non ADS-B State aircraft in European airspace technical leaflet