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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Gulfstream to Install ADS-B on G150

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 12-31-2014] Gulfstream Aerospace has received approval from the FAA to install the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) avionics system on the G150 aircraft. ADS-B Out installation for the G150 will include replacement of the aircraft’s existing transponders with DO-260B-compliant units, which will be required for U.S. and European airspace, and the installation of a universal access transceiver and three antennas. The new equipment is manufactured by Garmin International of Olathe, Kan.

Gulfstream G150 aircraft in flight
Gulfstream G150 aircraft. Photo: Gulfstream

Initial installations of ADS-B Out on G150s will be done at Gulfstream’s Dallas facility. ADS-B Out is available for all other in-production Gulfstream aircraft and several out-of-production aircraft and will be available for the G200 in 2015.

“We are glad to announce that this enhancement will be available to G150 operators in January,” said President of Gulfstream Product Support Mark Burns. “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.”

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