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17 May 2008


Hi Clive

The situation is the same here in France,the DGAC has postponed compulsory use of Mode S transponders until 2009 for VFR flight.

I regret that I do not know the answers for other countries but I think that the JAR website has information on this subject but I have not explored this site recently.

Hi Clive,
In The Netherlands, mode S will be compulsory as from June 5th, 2008 including class G airspace above 12oo ft.(I am told)

This is an extract from the FFA website which I have translated into English.

"The various exchanges that we have with the DGAC, however, show that the situation continues to evolve, albeit at a pace slower than expected.The need for equipment Mode S for VFR is likely to become necessary in certain airspaces in the coming years (TMA Paris, Nice and Marseilles in 2009", TMA Lyon in 2010).

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