Becker Avionics gets certification for ADS-B Mode S Transponder
Posted on April 10, 2018; Becker Avionics Press Release
Avionics innovator and digital technology provider Becker Avionics has received certification for the company’s BXT6500 family Mode S Transponder, which is designed specifically for single antenna applications across all fixed- and rotary-wing applications.
In addition to providing ADS-B compliance, the system features enhanced privacy settings that can disable both ADS-B and Mode S transmissions. Becker Avionics Photo
This second version joins the BXT6500 family’s first certified Mode S Transponder capable of diverse, dual-antenna operations. The BXT6500 family will address all Mode S applications when the third version featuring TCAS II compatibility is available later this year.
Paired with a FreeFlight Systems’ 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor, these remote-mounted solutions provide MROs a complete and cost-effective way to equip their customer operators with ADS-B Out for the upcoming Jan. 1, 2020 mandate. Read More in Vertical
Garmin Shows New Line Of Weather And Traffic Receivers
By Larry Anglisano, Avionics Editor | April 10, 2018
Sun ‘n Fun is the place for companies to show their latest gadgets and this year Garmin did just that with its GDL50-series portable weather and traffic receivers, which are available in both wireless and wired versions. The new units replace the first-gen GDL39-series ADS-B receivers.
First the $849 GDL50, which is an ADS-B In receiver equipped with wireless Bluetooth for connecting with tablets and smartphones running the Garmin Pilot app, and also the aera660 and GPS795/796 portable GPS.
The $699 GDL51 is primarily a SiriusXM weather and entertainment receiver, which can connect with Bluetooth audio panels and headsets for streaming SXM audio. It also has an output jack for connecting an audio patch cable in non-Bluetooth applications. Read More at AvWeb