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Introduction to the BARR Program
Aircraft Situation Display to Industry (ASDI) data allows individuals to track the minute-by-minute progress of their, or other, aircraft in real-time, through several vendors. The ASDI information includes the location, altitude, airspeed, destination, estimated time of arrival and tail number or designated identifier of air carrier and general aviation aircraft operating on IFR flight plans within U.S. airspace.
Operators with privacy and industrial security concerns for their operations resulting from the availability of ASDI data can request this data be blocked from public dissemination through the NBAA Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) Program, which NBAA administers on behalf of the FAA. This is accomplished by operators submitting a BARR to NBAA.
There are two options that an operator can choose from in determining how they wish to block their aircraft:
Option #1 – ASDI-level blocking
Using this level, an operator’s ADSI data is still broadcast from FAA to the ASDI providers. However, the providers are bound by letter of agreement to not publish information for aircraft that are on the BARR list. This option gives operators the ability to track their own aircraft through the ASDI provider of their choice.
In order for an operator to track their own aircraft under this option, after the ASDI-level block is in place, the operator must contact the ASDI provider of their choice and request that the operator selectively unblock the aircraft for that operator only. Note that some ASDI providers may charge for this service.
Option #2 – FAA-level blocking
Using this level, an operator’s ADSI data is not broadcast from the FAA to the ASDI vendors at all. Aircraft operators considering the FAA-level block should first check with their flight tracking vendor to discuss the impact that this option will have on their ability to monitor flights.
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