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6/17/21 

AIM 

services: Traffic Information Service – Broadcast 

Service 

 Broadcast (FIS

B) (Paragraph 4

5

9). 

(TIS

B) (Paragraph 4

5

8) and Flight Information 

FIG 4

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ADS

B, TIS

B, and FIS

B: 

Broadcast Services Architecture 

b.  ADS

B Certification and Performance 

Requirements. 

ADS

B equipment may be certified as a surveillance 

source for air traffic separation services using 
ADS

B Out. ADS

B equipment may also be 

certified for use with ADS

B In advisory services 

that enable appropriately equipped aircraft to 
display traffic and flight information. Refer to the 
aircraft’s flight manual supplement or Pilot 
Operating Handbook for the capabilities of a specific 
aircraft installation. 

c.  ADS

B Capabilities and Procedures. 

1. 

ADS

B enables improved surveillance ser-

vices, both air

to

air and air

to

ground, especially 

in areas where radar is ineffective due to terrain or 
where it is impractical or cost prohibitive. Initial NAS 
applications of air

to

air ADS

B are for “advisory” 

use only, enhancing a pilot’s visual acquisition of 
other nearby equipped aircraft either when airborne 
or on the airport surface. Additionally, ADS

B will 

enable ATC and fleet operators to monitor aircraft 
throughout the available ground station coverage 
area. 

Surveillance Systems 

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5

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