The Jan. 1, 2020 ADS-B mandate has a lot of aircraft owners wringing their hands and seeing red. For those of us at the recreational end of the aviating spectrum (which represents a great many aircraft), plunking down the money it’ll take to equip our aircraft to meet the mandate is not something we care…

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Will Focus On FAA’s Ability To Monitor Contractors And Payment Procedures

The DOT Inspector General (IG) will conduct another audit of the FAA’s progress on the implementation of ADS-B beginning later this month.

A memo dated October 7 from Matthew E. Hampton, Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits to “Director of Audit and Evaluation” states that this new audit follows a 2010 report which indicated that the FAA “faces significant risks in implementing the ADS-B program and realizing benefits due to weaknesses in its contract management and oversight.”

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