|Garmin Introduces Stand-Alone ADS-B Solution for Business and Transport Aircraft. Photo: Garmin|
[Avionics Today 10-17-2014] Garmin and partners from the company’s authorized dealer network will provide a stand-alone Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution for business and transport aircraft. Garmin claims that this solution is minimally intrusive, satisfies global ADS-B requirements and leverages existing equipment to alleviate the need for larger Flight Management System (FMS) and cockpit display upgrades.
With Garmin’s GTX 3000 Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponders, GDL 88 ADS-B datalink and Flight Stream wireless gateway, operators are able to meet ADS-B Out requirements while adding the capability to wirelessly receive the benefits of ADS-B In on a mobile device in the cockpit. Using the GDL 88’s internal WAAS/SBAS receiver, the GTX 3000 transponder broadcasts aircraft identity, state and intent data to Air Traffic Control (ATC), while integrating with existing equipment, such as Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) systems and transponder control heads.
Garmin is working to approve the installation of this solution via Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in the following aircraft: Citation V for Executive Aircraft Maintenance; Hawker 750, 800A/XP, 850XP and 900XP for Elliott Aviation; Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP for Elliott Aviation; Learjet 60 for Butler National Corporation; and Learjet 35A for Butler National Corporation.