Trig Transponders can upgrade to 1090 ADS-B Out with TN72
Trig is delighted to announce that the TN72 GPS Position Source now has EASA minor change approval and it can now be installed in EASA-certified aircraft covered by the approval
The Trig TN72 GPS Position Source is a highly affordable and certified ETSO-C199 device that allows a Trig transponder to become 1090 ADS-B Out.
Trig’s minor change approvals are free so the TN72 can now be installed into hundreds of EASA certified aircraft types covered under this approval.
Installing the TN72 GPS Position Source with a Trig transponder enables ADS-B Out, meaning your aircraft will be seen by all ADS-B In traffic devices. The TN72 GPS Position Source improves your safety in the sky making you visible to all ADS-B In equipped aircraft.
You can fly with confidence knowing that the TN72 is certified and you can be seen. Not only will you be seen by all ADS-B In traffic devices, you will also be doing your part in improving the safety of the aviation community and making the skies a safer place.
Trig Marketing Manager Jon Roper said, “Pilots already using a Trig transponder can upgrade to ADS-B Out by installing a TN72. In busy skies it’s a small price to pay for the benefit of improved safety.”
BendixKing discusses ADS-B with AvBuyer
Stéphane Fymat, Vice President, Marketing & Product Management, BendixKing spoke with AvBuyer to discuss ADS-B…
AvBuyer: Regarding ADS-B, have the avionics OEMs such as BendixKing released all the solutions they’re going to onto the market, or are new solutions for new models still in the pipeline?
Fymat: Speaking for BendixKing, we are continuing to release new solutions for new models to the market. Just last week, we obtained the STC for our CNI 5000 to be installed in the Citation Bravo. We also continue to seek new STCs for our MST 70B. And before 2020, we will release a successor to the KT 74 that will include an optionally integrated position source and ADS-B IN.
All our ADS-B transponders are slide-in replacements for their predecessors that reuse the mounting trays, wiring harnesses, and antennas. This dramatically reduces the installation cost and aircraft downtime. In some cases, it can even be performed as a field upgrade at the owner’s FBO, avoiding the need to ferry the aircraft to another airport.
I’d like to remind aircraft owners that both FAA and EASA leadership has made it clear that they are not budging from their respective dates in 2020.
In the US, if you want to fly in Class C airspace, within 30 nautical miles of Class B airspace, above 10,000 feet MSL, or above 3,000 feet MSL along the US coastline in the Gulf of Mexico, you will need ADS-B.
We hear from many of our dealers that they have such a high backlog of ADS-B installation work that owners are waiting for months to get their aircraft upgraded. We strongly recommend owners and operators begin planning their upgrades now, and have their aircraft scheduled for the upgrade no later than July 2019.
That will ensure that their aircraft is upgraded before the deadline and avoid last minute “surge pricing” that could cost operators thousands.
AvBuyer: We heard that many operators who are acting on ADS-B are tending not to simply opt for an ADS-B Out solution but are choosing full panel retrofits. Is that what you’re seeing in today’s market?
Fymat: Yes, indeed, we are seeing this too. The ADS-B mandate is the catalyst for operators to also address issues with the obsolescence of other avionics equipment in their aircraft.
These operators figure that if they’re going to open-up their instrument panel, they might as well do it once instead of twice, installing ADS-B and upgrading their other avionics at the same time.
This is exactly what one European operator I know of is doing. He’s upgrading his entire fleet of 12 aircraft from a mixture of analog gauges and EFIS systems using old CRT display technology to BendixKing’s AeroVue.
So, in addition to ADS-B compliance, this operator will get synthetic vision, airport moving maps, interactive graphical flight planning, a flight management system with flight director and coupled vertical navigation, a new all-digital three-axis autopilot, and heads-up display symbology right on the primary flight display.
All of this will reduce pilot workload, increase safety and reduce maintenance costs and aircraft downtime.