Aspen Avionics has reduced the prices of its single-band ATX100 and ATX100G Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transceivers. Originally selling for $3,995, the ATX100 now costs $2,645, while the price of the recently certified ATX100G has been reduced from $4,995 to $3,495. Both provide ADS-B Out, required by the FAA beginning Jan. 1, 2020, in most airspace where transponders are required today; the ATX100G includes an integral WAAS GPS receiver.
“These price reductions align with our philosophy of bringing affordable and flexible avionics solutions to the general aviation community while leveraging installed avionics to keep flyaway costs low,” said John Uczekaj, Aspen president and CEO. “We understand there are many ADS-B options available.”
“Aspen’s single-band ADS-B transceivers receive and transmit on 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) frequency,” the company said in a news release.
The ATX100 is designed to provide “ADS-B In and Out capability for aircraft equipped with a Mode A/C or Mode S transponder and a WAAS GPS navigation receiver.” With that WAAS GPS signal, it meets the FAA's ADS-B mandate below 18,000 feet. It also receives ADS-B traffic and subscription-free weather.
The ATX100G, with its internal WAAS GPS sensor, is designed for aircraft without a compatible WAAS GPS navigation receiver. It offers all the features of the ATX100. Aspen announced the products in July 2014.
Aspen’s single-band and dual band ADS-B solutions work with Aspen Evolution primary flight displays and multifunction displays. Each of these ADS-B transceivers work with either a single, bottom-mounted antenna or a diversity antenna system with both top- and bottom-mounted antennas for maximum operational efficiency. The list prices do not include antennas, the company said.