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TQ two-fer: New transponder, transceiver

German avionics maker makes US debut

German avionics maker TQ Aviation came to in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to introduce a radio and an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast transceiver with more potential additions to your panel on the horizon.

Photo courtesy of TQ Aviation.

A year (nearly to the day) after the TQ Group first introduced itself to U.S. general aviation, the firm that already has inroads in commercial aviation ramped up its GA offerings with two new products. The KTX2 Mode S transponder has an integrated altitude encoder and comes in standard, landscape, and portrait configurations. The FAA certification process is complete, and an AML supplemental type certificate that will cover more than 500 aircraft makes and models is anticipated in August. The unit will retail for $1,760.

The KRT2 transceiver is FAA-certified and available in a 6.25-inch stack configuration and a 2.25-inch round configuration. It has an integrated two-place intercom and retails for $1,080.

All products are engineered and manufactured in Germany. The company said it also is developing integrated flat-panel navigation displays and a complete audio and navigation system.

TQ Aviation and TQ Aircraft Electronics are subsidiaries of TQ Group, based in Germany. The company supplies commercial aircraft components, including anticollision light systems, to Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer. Roughly 14,000 GA aircraft in Europe are equipped with TQ radios and transponders, the company said.

All TQ products for GA are supported and distributed by Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics in Wichita, Kansas, as well as Gulf Coast Avionics and Sarasota Avionics. The new products will be sold during EAA AirVenture; the company has a display in Hangar B, spaces 2106 and 2107. The company will have additional prototypes of future products on display as well.

Jill W. Tallman

Jill W. Tallman

AOPA Technical Editor
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who is part-owner of a Cessna 182Q.
Topics: EAA AirVenture, Gear, Aircraft Accessories

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