Trig Avionics has introduced a family of products to add 1090ES ADS-B receiver capability to general aviation aircraft, with three products targeted at light aircraft, high performance aircraft, and turbine aircraft.
The TA62, TA63 and TA64 will be fully certified C166b receivers, and are expected to be shipping at the end of 2010, according to company officials.
“We all know that ADS-B is the cornerstone of next generation air traffic management, but it also has advantages for the pilot,” said Andy Davis, CEO of Trig Avionics. “The biggest benefit is that traffic in the cockpit becomes affordable because you don’t need an active traffic system to see the same picture as ATC – in fact the TA60 family can be more accurate and information rich than TCAS II.”
An ADS-B traffic display can show call-sign, speed and heading information, relative altitude, and whether traffic is climbing or descending. The TA60 family also includes audio alerting of potentially conflicting traffic, including relative bearing and distance – “Traffic, 11 O’clock, One Mile.”
For more information: Trig-Avionics.com