Garmin is working with authorized dealers to secure supplemental type certificate approvals of a cost-effective ADS-B solution for various business jet models.
The company announced Oct. 16 that the combination of a GTX 3000 Mode S transponder, GDL 88 ADS-B transceiver, and Flight Stream wireless gateway are being vetted for combined installation in Cessna Citation V, various Hawker jets, the Beechjet 400A and 400XP, and Learjet models 60 and 35A. Garmin expects additional aircraft will be added to the list.
The trio of devices can be integrated with existing avionics including collision avoidance systems and transponder control heads. Garmin said that will reduce the cost of installation, and provide pilots with wireless, subscription-free access to ADS-B weather and traffic data in the cockpit. The Flight Stream device allows the radar images, metars, traffic, and other data to be displayed on mobile devices running Garmin Pilot.
“Garmin is thrilled to provide a cost-effective upgrade path for a wide range of aircraft that have limited options to meet industry demands,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing, in a news release. “Being globally recognized as having the most diversified portfolio of ADS-B solutions, we were approached by a number of operators requesting an immediate and straightforward path to a compliant solution to address the need to meet global requirements. Together with our valued partners, we are able to deliver a comprehensive ADS-B solution, which exceeds the demands of these operators.”