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A Bahamasair 737-500 (Photo: Venkat Mangudi [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)])

Bahamasair Boeing 737-500s Unable to Fly into U.S. Airspace

For the past ten years, pilots and airlines in the United States have had a deadline. As part of the FAA’s NextGen plan for air traffic control, aircraft flying in certain airspace in the United States are required to have ADS-B technology onboard. The deadline for the aircraft to be modified with ADS-B recently passed on January 2. However, for Bahamasair, there wasn’t enough time to get a third of its fleet compliant, a Forbes report stated. The national airline…