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6/17/21 

5. 

If the letter Z is used, specify in Item 18 the other equipment carried, preceded by COM/, DAT/, and/or NAV/, as 

appropriate. 

6. 

Information on navigation capability is provided to ATC for clearance and routing purposes. 

7. 

Guidance on the application of performance

based communication, which prescribes RCP to an air traffic service in 

a specific area, is contained in the Performance

Based Communication and Surveillance (PBCS) Manual (Doc 9869). 

TBL 5

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Aircraft Surveillance Equipment, Including Designators for Transponder, ADS

B, ADS

C, and Capabilities 

INSERT

 N if no surveillance equipment for the route to be flown is carried, or the equipment is unserviceable, 

OR 

INSERT

 one or more of the following descriptors, to a maximum of 20 characters, to describe the serviceable surveillance equip-

ment and/or capabilities on board: 

SSR Modes A and C 

Transponder - Mode A (4 digits – 4096 codes) 

Transponder - Mode A (4 digits – 4096 codes) and Mode C 

SSR Mode S 

Transponder - Mode S, including aircraft identification, pressure-altitude and extended squitter (ADS-B) capability 

Transponder - Mode S, including aircraft identification, pressure-altitude and enhanced surveillance capability 

Transponder - Mode S, including aircraft identification, but no pressure-altitude capability 

Transponder - Mode S, including aircraft identification, pressure-altitude, extended squitter (ADS B) and enhanced surveil-
lance capability 

Transponder - Mode S, including pressure-altitude, but no aircraft identification capability 

Transponder - Mode S, including both pressure-altitude and aircraft identification capability 

Transponder - Mode S with neither aircraft identification nor pressure-altitude capability 

NOTE

 

Enhanced surveillance capability is the ability of the aircraft to down-link aircraft derived data via a Mode S transponder. 

Followed by one or more of the following codes if the aircraft has ADS-B capability: 

B1  ADS-B with dedicated 1090 MHz ADS-B “out” capability 

B2  ADS-B with dedicated 1090 MHz ADS-B “out” and “in” capability 

U1  ADS-B “out” capability using UAT 

U2  ADS-B “out” and “in” capability using UAT 

V1  ADS-B “out” capability using VDL Mode 4 

V2  ADS-B “out” and “in” capability using VDL Mode 4 

NOTE

 

File no more than one code for each type of capability; for example, file B1 or B2,but not both. 

Followed by one or more of the following codes if the aircraft has ADS-C capability: 

D1  ADS-C with FANS 1/A capabilities 

G1  ADS-C with ATN capabilities 

EXAMPLE

 

1. 

SDGW/SB1U1 {VOR, ILS, VHF, DME, GNSS, RVSM, Mode S transponder, ADS-B 1090 Extended Squitter out, ADS-B 

UAT out} 

2. 

S/C  {VOR, ILS, VHF, Mode C transponder} 

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