FAA Cracking Down on Improper ADS-B Codes

By Nick Zazulia | January 31, 2018
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The FAA said it is cracking down on improper ADS-B codes in 2018.

Though improperly configured ADS-Bs broadcasting improper hexadecimal codes like 000000 or FFFFFF are nothing new, as of Jan. 2, the FAA has started actively blocking them.


The FAA said that, on average, there is a flight per day in the national airspace using one of these codes, despite the fact that none should, and the lack of uniqueness creates potential confusion and safety hazard.

Read more at sister publication Avionics.

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