Garmin offers ADS-B avionics for business jets using existing cockpit electronic components
OLATHE, Kan., 11 Nov. 2014. Garmin International Inc. in Olathe, Kan., is introducing a stand-alone Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics for popular business and transport aircraft.
Through partnerships with Garmin's Authorized dealer network, Garmin is offering a minimally intrusive solution, that satisfies global ADS-B requirements by capitalizing on existing equipment to alleviate the need for costly flight management system (FMS) and cockpit display upgrades, Garmin officials say.
The combination of Garmin's GTX 3000 Mode S extended squitter (ES) transponders, GDL 88 ADS-B datalink, and Flight Stream wireless gateway offers operators an alternative to meet ADS-B Out requirements while adding the capability to receive the benefits of ADS-B In wirelessly on a mobile device in the cockpit.
The GDL 88's internal WAAS/SBAS receiver broadcasts aircraft identity, state, and intent data (DO-260B compliant) to air traffic control, while integrating with existing equipment such as TCAS systems and transponder control heads.
Flight Stream provides crew members with wireless access to information in the cockpit such as subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather, including NEXRAD imagery, METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, and NOTAMs.
These products transfer wirelessly and display within Garmin Pilot on a mobile device. Garmin is working with dealers to approve the installation of this solution via Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in the Citation V; Hawker 750, 800A/XP, 850XP, and 900XP; Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP; Learjet 60; and Learjet 35A aircraft.
For more information contact Garmin online at www.garmin.com/aviation.