|Photo: L-3 Lynx
[Avionics Today 02-12-2015] L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) has launched its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System (MSS) line of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products. The company also announced that it has submitted for Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the Lynx NGT-9000, one of several models in the new line.
The NextGen GA Fund has secured an order for 10,000 L-3 Lynx NGT-1000s as part of their “Jumpstart GA 2020.” The program is intended to accelerate the General Aviation community’s adoption of rule-compliant ADS-B Out avionics. Orders can be placed by FAA-authorized repair stations through either L-3 Aviation Products or directly to the GA Fund.
The Lynx family comprises four models, including an ADS-B In/Out model with a Wi-Fi display option for Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs), as well as models for the display of ADS-B information on dedicated cockpit multifunction displays (MFDs). All Lynx models provide ADS-B Out compliance to FAA 14 CFR 91.227.
The Lynx NGT-9000, has a touchscreen display that is a form-factor replacement for existing transponders. All Lynx MSS models incorporate an embedded position source (WAAS GPS) requiring no external GPS connections. A free app is available that simulates the Lynx touchscreen on iPad and Android tablets.