Appareo Expands Approved List for Stratus ADS-B Transponders
By Rob Mark Flying Magazine
Appareo’s list of approved supplemental type certificates for the company’s Stratus ADS-B “out” transponders has expanded beyond the well-known Cessna, Piper and Mooney models. Appareo says it just received FAA approval to include Cirrus, Diamond, and AeroSedan models on its Approved Model List (AML).
Both Stratus ES and Stratus ESG are certified 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B “out” transponders designed with the common 1.65-inch form factor to easily replace existing transponders. Stratus ESG includes built-in WAAS GPS for one-box 2020 compliance, while Stratus ES will make an aircraft rule-compliant when paired with popular navigators such as Garmin’s GNS 430W and 530W, and GTN 650 and 750, or Avidyne’s IFD440 or IFD540.
Stratus ES and Stratus ESG can be connected to an ADS-B “in” receiver for the complete ADS-B “in/out” experience. These are also the only transponders that can share an aircraft’s external antenna with a portable ADS-B receiver in the cockpit to enhance signal strength to the receiver.
The Stratus ES retails for $2,495, while the Stratus ESG retails for $2,995 with built-in WAAS GPS. All Appareo products will be on display at next month’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.