Avidyne Corp. has received an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML STC) from the FAA for the installation of the of ADS-B-upgradeable TAS600 Series of Traffic Advisory Systems in more than 700 aircraft makes and models.
“As with many avionics installations, dealers installing our TAS600 systems have referenced a single-aircraft STC, a process which typically requires a field approval for each installation,” said Patrick Herguth, Chief Operating Officer. “Dealers can now reference this AML STC and significantly reduce the paperwork cost and time associated with each TAS600 installation.”
The Approved Model List (AML) applies to the installation of the TAS600, TAS605, TAS610, TAS615, TAS620, and Ryan 9900BX Traffic Advisory Systems.
Avidyne’s TAS600 Series currently comprises four models of dual-antenna, active-surveillance Traffic Advisory Systems—the TAS600, TAS605, TAS615, and TAS620—which actively interrogate other transponder-equipped aircraft, and independently compute range, bearing, and closure rate of these aircraft to provide pilots with an accurate display of nearby traffic and timely audible and visual alerts of conflicting traffic.
All of Avidyne’s TAS600 models are fully upgradeable to ADS-B, and all TAS600 systems provide traffic information about any transponder-equipped airplane that is nearby, independent of whether the target aircraft has ADS-B equipment installed, company officials said.
With the addition of an ADS-B “In” signal, TAS600 customers have the ability to show ADS-B-equipped traffic on their existing TAS-compatible displays, in addition to any transponder-equipped traffic that may not be participating in ADS-B.