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Aspen ATX100G ADS-B transceiver gets FAA OKAspen ATX100G ADS-B transceiver gets FAA OK

Aspen ATX100G ADS-B transceiverAspen Avionics announced March 16 that it has received FAA certification for its ATX100G Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transceiver. The unit, which transmits and receives on the 978 MHz Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) frequency, has an internal WAAS GPS sensor. It provides both ADS-B Out and In capabilities to aircraft with a Mode A/C or Mode S transponder but without a compatible WAAS GPS navigation receiver. It complies with the FAA’s Jan. 1, 2020, ADS-B Out mandate for operations below 18,000 feet and delivers traffic and subscription-free ADS-B weather to the cockpit.

The ATX100G can depict ADS-B In weather and traffic information on Aspen Evolution primary flight displays and multifunction displays. Aspen’s products use either a single, bottom-mounted ADS-B antenna, or a diversity system with top- and bottom-mounted antennas for optimum traffic detection.

“Aspen designs products to work with what aircraft owners already have in their panels,” said John Uczekaj, Aspen president and CEO. “Our NextGen single-band transceivers provide an easy and cost-effective way for pilots to meet the upcoming ADS-B Out mandate in 2020.”

Aspen announced the ATX100G at EAA AirVenture in July 2014.

The ATX100G is available from authorized Aspen Avionics dealers. It retails for $4,995, which does not include antennas or installation. The company said it’s available for immediate delivery.

Mike Collins

Mike Collins

Technical Editor
Mike Collins has worked for AOPA’s media network since 1994. He holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating.
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