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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FAA Approves ADS-B Out on G150s

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today 12-23-2014] The FAA has issued approval for Gulfstream to install Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) avionics on its G150 business jets. According to Gulfstream, the ADS-B Out installation for the G150 will be manufactured by Garmin, and will replace the aircraft's existing transponders with DO-260B-compliant units, as well as a Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) and three antennas. 
 
 
Gulfstream G150. Photo: Gulfstream.
 
The ground-based surveillance technology is currently required to operate aircraft in portions of airspace above Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. U.S. and European airspace mandates will require aircraft to be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics by January and June 2020 respectively, according to Gulfstream.
 
“We are glad to announce that this enhancement will be available to G150 operators in January,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream product support. “ADS-B Out is an important part of the solution to meet the demands of air traffic growth in the coming years. It will help ensure customers meet current and future aviation mandates and help improve the efficiency of air traffic control systems.”
 

Gulfstream is also looking to make ADS-B Out avionics available for the G200 in 2015. 

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