Fri, Apr 07, 2006
TAS600 Provides Active-Surveillance Collision Avoidance
Protection for G1000-equipped Cessna, Beechcraft, Diamond and
Avidyne's TAS600 Series
of Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS) is now approved and available for
retrofit installation in aircraft equipped with the Garmin G1000
integrated flight deck. Owners of G1000-equipped aircraft now have
access to the added protection of Avidyne's affordable active
surveillance traffic systems.
Avidyne's TAS600 series traffic advisory systems use Ryan Active
Surveillance™ technology to provide traffic alerting of other
transponder-equipped aircraft. Avidyne's exclusive Heads-Up Audible
Position Alerting™ keeps the pilot's attention outside the
cockpit scanning for traffic by verbally calling out target
bearing, range and relative altitude. The automated voice alert
uses the same alert terminology as Air Traffic Control: "Traffic!
12 O'clock! High! Two miles!" Patented small-footprint,
top-and-bottom antennas provide improved target acquisition and
tracking compared to single-antenna systems.
The TAS600 series consists of three systems suitable for a wide
range of aircraft:
- TAS600 with a 7nm range - recommended for single-engine piston
aircraft and priced at $9,990
- TAS610 with a 12nm range - recommended for high-performance
piston aircraft and priced at $14,990.
- TAS620 with a 21nm range - recommended for twin-engine and
turbine aircraft and priced at $20,990.
"Avidyne continues to open up the market by making the important
situational awareness and safety tools of the TAS600 series
available for retrofit in virtually any light GA aircraft,
including those with G1000 flight decks," said Mark Sandeen,
Avidyne vice president of sales and marketing.
"The TAS600 systems are
winning over a lot of pilots who want the added benefits of active
surveillance, dual antennas and audible position alerting."
"Demand is growing for the TAS600 series because of the value
and features that add another layer of safety in flying," said Dan
Schwinn, president of Avidyne Corporation.
"The TAS600 systems illustrate our ongoing strategy to expand
our presence in all GA cockpits with a growing line of
high-performance, high-value avionics products."
The TAS600 series is already available as a factory option on
new G1000-equipped Diamond DA40 and DA42 and Columbia 350 and 400
aircraft. The Avidyne TAS600, TAS610, and TAS620 are certified for
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