L-3 Aviation Products announced July 20 that its Lynx NGT-9000 MultiLink Surveillance System models are now included in the Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML STC) for a large number of general aviation aircraft. With STC SA02444AK, the Lynx NGT-9000 joins the Lynx NGT-2000 and NGT-2500 as a certified solution that enables a wide number of GA aircraft to comply with the FAA’s mandate to equip with ADS-B Out capability by January 1, 2020.
L-3 had received FAA Technical Standard Order authorization for the Lynx NGT-9000 earlier this year.
“Working in cooperation with ADS-B Technologies, we’ve now secured AML STC for all Lynx models,” said Larry Riddle, L-3 Aviation Products’ vice president of marketing and sales for business, regional, and general aviation. “Lynx installations are greatly simplified with the AML STC, and the scope of the approved model list includes most general aviation aircraft targeted for ADS-B equipage.”
L-3 said the Lynx NGT-9000 is the world’s first FAA-certified touchscreen, dual-mode 1090 and 978 MHz Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder that is capable of displaying traffic and weather, improving pilot situational awareness with its integral ADS-B In capability.
“Alaskan pilots and the Anchorage Aircraft Certification Office pioneered the development of ADS-B for general aviation through the Capstone Program in the early 2000s,” added Skip Nelson, president of ADS-B Technologies. “Our more than 15 years of experience with ADS-B use and installation gave us key insights that helped streamline the STC project with L-3.”
ADS-B Technologies provides commercial engineering and consulting services related to the development and deployment of ADS-B technology. It said it was the first company to successfully demonstrate 978 MHz ADS-B on the Asian and African continents—in 2005 and 2006, respectively—with the successful design and construction of numerous ADS-B ground stations and the installation of ADS-B avionics systems in hundreds of aircraft. L-3 Aviation Products is a leading provider of commercial and military avionics.