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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Gulfstream Brings ADS-B In Retrofit to G150, G200

Juliet Van Wagenen

Gulfstream G150 cockpit avionics
Gulfstream G150 cockpit avionics. Photo: Gulfstream

[Avionics Today 02-04-2016] Gulfstream has received approval from the FAA to begin installing Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast In (ADS-B In) avionics as retrofit packages on in-service G150 and G200 business jets. With this installation, Gulfstream G150 and G200 operators can receive traffic and weather information from ADS-B ground stations and nearby aircraft broadcasting their positions through ADS-B Out.

“Unlike ADS-B Out, ADS-B In is not required by the FAA, but it has tremendous value for pilots,” said Rick Trusis, vice president of mid-cabin programs at Gulfstream. “Our ADS-B In solution offers enhanced flight information, including real-time weather reports and synthetic vision, as well as important flight information, such as aircraft identification, position, altitude direction and speed. The bottom line is it enhances situational awareness, which can lead to greater safety in our skies.”

According to Gulfstream, the ADS-B In package features installation of Garmin's Flight Stream 210 Bluetooth transmitter.

Learn more about Gulfstream's available ADS-B upgrade paths in our recent article looking at business jet operators’ avionics investment plans.

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