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Delta B767-300 ADS-B Equipment  
User currently offlineairsmiles From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 88 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

I've noticed for a long while now that only 3 Delta B767-300's appear to broadcast information using ADS-B, whereas all of the B767-400's are fitted with this equipment. My understanding is that ADS-B (Mode-S) will eventually be mandatory, so does anyone know when the remaining B767-300's will be retrofitted?

The 3 with ADS-B are N1501P, N172DZ and N181DN. (I wonder why just these 3 are equipped?)

Thanks

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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3753 times:
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Quoting airsmiles (Thread starter):
My understanding is that ADS-B (Mode-S) will eventually be mandatory, so does anyone know when the remaining B767-300's will be retrofitted?

Mode S use is required in some airports for the taxi monitoring systems. I believe JFK is 1 of them.



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User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2682 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

If DL will get rid of these 767's in the coming years, then it is not worth it to retrofit them with ADS-B capability.

I know this is the case with AC's 767s.

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2682 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

i stand corrected. Just checked a few flgihts tonight and seems that AC has started equipping their 767s with ADS-B out capability.

Checked two of DL's flights as well, (a B763 and B764) and the only thing they had was ADS-C capability, not ADS-B.

ADS-C and ADS-B are not the same thing. Here is pdf explaining the difference.

http://777cheatsheets.com/resources/ADS.pdf

Thenoflyzone

[Edited 2013-05-07 23:55:58]


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User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 3):


I always learnt it as follows (bits in brackets mine):

ADS-B(roadcast) - precisely that, a constant broadcast stream which we get with our radarbox type receivers;
ADS-C(ontract) - requires a specific log on to a satellite ervice etc to enable position reporting to ATC and usually involves CPDLC at the same time (I used this down in South Africa for our oceanic sector)...



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User currently offlineairsmiles From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

I would have thought the Delta B767-300's would be around for quite a few years yet. All of American, United, US Airways, UPS + a lot of the smaller B767 operators have ADS-B throughout their fleet, but Delta seem to be the exception.

I monitor a lot of the transatlantic traffic and, apart from Aeromexico, Delta are the only major operator to not equip their whole transatlantic fleet.


User currently offlinecelestar345 From Hong Kong, joined May 2013, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Quoting airsmiles (Thread starter):
The 3 with ADS-B are N1501P, N172DZ and N181DN. (I wonder why just these 3 are equipped?)

I only know about N1501P.. it did an ATC upgrade mod as part of the EFB trial package hence the ADS-B capability was included.

Not sure about the other two A/C though...   


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 1):
Mode S use is required in some airports for the taxi monitoring systems. I believe JFK is 1 of them.

ASDE-X is in use at many airports across the U.S. Here is a list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASDE-X

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 3):
ADS-C and ADS-B are not the same thing.

Many aircraft are equipped with "A spec" which is the ADS-A/C. Very few are equipped with "B spec" ADS-B which allows the controller to get a primary RADAR return using only ADS as the survelliance sensor in the ATC facility, of which there are only a small handful as of the end of October 2012.

Basically, a controller at a location that has ADS as one of their survillance options can select that which uses only data from the ground stations located throughout the area and any aircraft with "B spec" ADS equipment will have a target looking very similar to a primary RADAR return. All other aircraft will not be displayed so you can tell which aircraft are equipped. There is also software which can alert the controller to aircraft that have "B spec" when they are in their FUSED mode which takes input from all the RADAR sensors they have (long and short range) as well as ADS.

IMHO, "B spec" will be required for separation purposes using ADS.



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User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2682 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3374 times:

Quoting airsmiles (Reply 5):
All of American, United, US Airways, UPS + a lot of the smaller B767 operators have ADS-B throughout their fleet, but Delta seem to be the exception.

dont know where you got that info but that is not correct.

Checked 3 random AA B763 flights last night and here is what i found according to their filed flight plans.

N372AA, mode S transponder and ADS-C only. No ADS-B
N389AA, mode S only.
N350AN, mode S and ADS-C, no ADS-B

Checked 4 or 5 UA 763's as well, and none of them had ADS-C or B. Only Mode S transponders.

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 7):
Many aircraft are equipped with "A spec" which is the ADS-A/C. Very few are equipped with "B spec" ADS-B which allows the controller to get a primary RADAR return using only ADS as the survelliance sensor in the ATC facility, of which there are only a small handful as of the end of October 2012.

Correct.

ADS-C is just another data link application, similar to CPDLC, but with some differences.

Here is a good read about the similarities and differences or CPDLC and ADS-C

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~cjr/CPDLC.htm

Thenoflyzone

[Edited 2013-05-10 13:34:31]


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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1984 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3338 times:

Quoting airsmiles (Thread starter):
The 3 with ADS-B are N1501P, N172DZ and N181DN. (I wonder why just these 3 are equipped?)

My guess would be one of each engine type......

1501 is CF6-80C2 non FADEC

1702 is CF6-80C2 FADEC

181 is PW 4060



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User currently offlineairsmiles From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 8):
dont know where you got that info but that is not correct

Being a non-technical person, maybe I'm getting my Mode-S mixed up with my ADS-B ? The three American B763's you quote regularly plot on the commonly available flight tracking programs, where the bulk of the Delta B763's don't. I thought to plot on a tracker program an aircraft needed both ADS-B and Mode-S capability.


User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2682 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

Quoting airsmiles (Reply 10):
Being a non-technical person, maybe I'm getting my Mode-S mixed up with my ADS-B ? The three American B763's you quote regularly plot on the commonly available flight tracking programs, where the bulk of the Delta B763's don't. I thought to plot on a tracker program an aircraft needed both ADS-B and Mode-S capability.

If you look on flightradar24.com, you will see than only around 30% of North American aircraft have ADS-B.

ADS-B equipped planes are yellow. Those that are orange are not, and the info is from the FAA.

you will see that the bulk of AA, UA and DL 767 do not have ADS-B. And as i said, to my surprise, a good chunk of AC 767s are ADS-B out capable.

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlineairsmiles From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

Agreed a lot of the 'internal' North American fleet doesn't plot on the trackers. The original post is specifically referring to Delta B767-300's though.

DL_Mech has probably offered the best explanation. Apart from the 3 test aircraft he mentions, the implication is Delta just don't equip their B767-300's as a matter of policy. I could understand that if they were restricted to North American flights, but they're used quite extensively across the Atlantic.

Thanks all.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25978 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2970 times:

Recent related Aviation Week article:
http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....e-xml/awx_04_16_2013_p0-569951.xml

Excerpt:

FAA’s deadline for having ADS-B installed is January 1, 2020. Europe’s dates are even sooner: early January 2015 for new aircraft and early December 2017 for retrofits. Operators that fail to equip will be banned from some airspace.


User currently onlinepsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

All United & American Airliners B763s are full ADS-B equipped, but Uniteds B763 N654UA seldom uses it full ADS-B equipment for whatever reason.
I can track this aircraft on Planeplotter MLAT in the UK plus the many Delta B763s that are not ADS-B equipped.
All Air Canada's B763s are fully ADS-B equipped, but none of the American B762s are ADS-B equipped as they do not operate to Europe.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Quoting psimpson (Reply 14):
All United & American Airliners B763s are full ADS-B equipped,

What do you consider "full ADS-B"? I take that to mean they are ready for Jan. 2020 and I don't believe that's the case.



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User currently onlinepsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 15):
What do you consider "full ADS-B"? I take that to mean they are ready for Jan. 2020 and I don't believe that's the case.

Full ADS-B means these aircraft give full position,altititude,speed,mode S hex code info etc every sec.
Mode S only aircraft do not give position info which is why they are not visible on a ADS-B radar screen.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

Quoting psimpson (Reply 16):
Full ADS-B means these aircraft give full position,altititude,speed,mode S hex code info etc every sec.
Mode S only aircraft do not give position info which is why they are not visible on a ADS-B radar screen.



Thanks. In the U.S. the UA ADS equipped aircraft do not show up as a 1096 which is why I was curious. As of November last year they are not compliant yet with "B Spec".



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