Fri, May 13, 2011
More Than 700 Different Aircraft Included Under The
The FAA has granted an Approved Model List Supplemental Type
Certificate (AML STC) to Avidyne Corporation for the installation
of its ADS-B-upgradeable TAS600 Series of Traffic Advisory Systems
in more than 700 aircraft makes and models.
"As with many avionics installations, dealers installing our
TAS600 systems have referenced a single-aircraft STC, a process
which typically requires a field approval for each installation,"
said Patrick Herguth, Chief Operating Officer. "Dealers can now
reference this AML STC and significantly reduce the paperwork cost
and time associated with each TAS600 installation."
"With over 10,000 traffic systems delivered, Avidyne has made
had significant impact on aviation safety for light general
aviation aircraft owners," said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne President and
CEO. "Certification is always an important aspect of avionics
development and installation, and we continue to strive for
improvements in the process, such as this AML STC, which help our
dealers and our mutual customers."
The TAS600 Series currently comprises four models of
dual-antenna, active-surveillance Traffic Advisory Systems-the
TAS600, TAS605, TAS615, and TAS620-which actively interrogate other
transponder-equipped aircraft, and independently compute range,
bearing, and closure rate of these aircraft in order to provide
pilots with an accurate display of nearby traffic and timely
audible and visual alerts of conflicting traffic. All of Avidyne's
TAS600 models are fully upgradeable to ADS-B, and all TAS600
systems provide traffic information about any transponder-equipped
airplane that is nearby, independent of whether the target aircraft
has ADS-B equipment installed.
With the addition of an ADS-B "In" signal, TAS600 customers have
the ability to show ADS-B-equipped traffic on their existing
TAS-compatible displays, in addition to any transponder-equipped
traffic that may not be participating in ADS-B.
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