Garmin International and uAvionix announced a patent lawsuit settlement October 17 that allows uAvionix to continue selling and supporting its ADS-B product line.
Details of the settlement remained confidential.
The uAvionix ADS-B product line is pitched on price as well as performance, with ADS-B Out units retailing for less than $2,000 and simple installation options (such as replacing existing position lights) that further reduce the total cost of the upgrade, as AOPA confirmed after some hands-on testing.
The settlement with Garmin was announced about a week after uAvionix reported the acquisition of cockpit display maker AeroVonics. The company's primary and multifunction displays will be integrated into the uAvionix product line.