Michael Huerta: 700 NextGen Ground Radio Stations to be Ready in 2014

Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta told an industry forum Wednesday the U.S. will have all 700 ground radio stations for the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast system deployed and in operation next year, Aviation Today reports.

Woodrow Bellamy writes the nation currently has more than 500 ADS-B ground radio stations in place as part of the FAA’s NextGen initiative for the country’s air traffic control system.

Huerta also told the RTCA Symposium the sequester and continuing resolutions present a challenge to the agency’s goals for NextGen.

The FAA has a 2020 mandate to equip commercial and private aircraft with ADS-B, Bellamy reports.

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