ADS-B EQUIPAGE

Automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast airborne equipage monitoring

At EUROCONTROL, in the context of our wider automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast (ADS-B) activity, we have been monitoring ADS-B airborne equipage in Europe since 2000.

Through our ADS-B monitoring task, we provide data on aircraft equipage rates, performance metrics and detection of surveillance avionic anomalies to our stakeholders.

We base ourselves on surveillance data gathered by our own infrastructure, as well as data provided by air navigation service providers (ANSPs), ensuring that our monitoring process is efficient and cost-effective for our Member States and other stakeholders.

Monitoring overview

To showcase our activity, the following data illustrates the evolution of aircraft equipage with ADS-B version 2 as required by the European Commission Regulation (EU) 1207/2011 (SPI IR) and its subsequent amendments.

ADS-B v2 equipage

Current equipage by October 2021

  • Aircraft

    89.9%
  • Flights

    90.4%

Note: This graph presents the ADS-B v2 equipage rate of aircraft and flights operating in the NM area. The aircraft equipage rate is the percentage of ADS-B v2 equipped aircraft with respect to the total aircraft fleet. The flights equipage rate is the percentage of flights performed by ADS-B v2 equipped aircraft relative to the total number of flights.

ADS-B V2 equipage per market segment by October 2021

This graph presents the ADS-B v2 equipage rate of aircraft operating in the NM area per market segment. The aircraft equipage rate is the percentage of ADS-B v2 equipped aircraft with respect to the total aircraft fleet. The aircraft classification has been derived following the STATFOR market segment rules.

ADS-B Airborne equipage in ENR

Our ADS-B density map represents the proportion of flights equipped with ADS-B v2 with respect to the total number of flights derived from EUROCONTROL Network Manager. Regions outside of the NM area do not include local traffic.

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ADS-B Airborne Equipage in TMAs

Our ADS-B airborne equipage TMAs map depicts the ADS-B airborne equipage in the terminal airspace of the top 200 European airports. It is estimated as the proportion of aircraft equipped with ADS-B v2 with respect to the total number of aircraft operations (arrivals and departures).

The equipage rate is represented by the colours based on the legend below.

Note: For more information click on the corresponding circle.

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ADS-B v2 equipage – EU aircraft

Current equipage by October 2021

  • EU

    88.3%

Note: This graph presents the ADS-B v2 equipage rate of aircraft operating in the NM area and registered in the EU27+4 States (EU’s 27 Member States, as well as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and UK).

ADS-B v2 equipage – Non-EU aircraft

Current equipage by October 2021

  • Africa

    83.8%
  • Asia

    92.6%
  • North America

    94.7%

Note: This graph presents the ADS-B v2 equipage rate of aircraft operating in the NM area and registered outside of the EU27+4 States. These aircraft are mainly long haul.

Note:

  • ADS-B version 2 corresponds to the EUROCAE ED-102A/RTCA DO-260B Minimum Operational Performance Specification (MOPS).
  • Information shown in the graphs has been recalculated in January 2021 following an enlargement of our monitoring capabilities to a complete coverage.

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Surveillance infrastructure optimisation support

At EUROCONTROL, we monitor and support the evolution and sustainability of surveillance infrastructure in the European air traffic management (ATM) network to improve performance and ensure global interoperability using Mode S, multilateration and ADS-B.

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