Canadian In-Flight Information Broadcasting Association


Receiving CIFIB broadcasts requires an ADS-B In receiver capable of decoding UAT on 978 MHz. There are many solutions available today, developed for use in the US. Many Canadian pilots use them too, as a GPS source, to receive ADS-B Out from nearby aircraft, to receive weather from US ground stations, and for flying in the US.

Portable receivers, costing as little as $250, include Stratus, Stratux, Sentry, SkyEcho, Dual, and the Garmin GDL series. The weather and traffic information is displayed on moving maps in Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) applications running on a tablet or smartphone. Among EFB apps that provide Canadian maps and charts, FltPlan Go is free, while ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot require a subscription.

Certified systems can also receive and display CIFIB information. ADS-B Out and In capabilities are usually combined with a traditional transponder and displayed on panel-mount primary and multi-function displays. For example, a Garmin GTX 345 transponder will integrate weather and traffic information on the built-in PFD/MFD displays of a G1000 system.

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Stratus 3 – ADS-B Receiver


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Broadcast information

CIFIB broadcasts are advisory only. Pilots must follow regulations and best practices pertaining to determining weather and traffic for activities such as flying instrument approaches and joining the circuit.

Traffic information broadcast by CIFIB may not represent all traffic in the area and must not be used as a primary means of locating and avoiding other traffic.