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 June 2020

  • Aircraft

    78.9%
  • Flights

    71.3%

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 density map

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.

% of ADS-B flights

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ADS-B v2 equipage – EU aircraft

Current equipage by June 2020

  • EU

    72.1%

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 June 2020

  • Africa

    80.8%
  • Asia

    89.5%
  • North America

    93.3%

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).

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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.