On opening day of the Aircraft Electronics Association convention, Avidyne introduced the AXP322 remote-mounted Mode S Extended Squitter Transponder with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out.
The AXP322 can be controlled by Avidyne’s IFD540 or IFD440 GPS/NAV/COMs, which also provide an approved GPS position input to the AXP322 for extended squitter ADS-B Out broadcasts.
Avidyne previously certified the panel-mounted AXP340 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out.
Equipping with the AXP322 or the AXP340 allows general aviation aircraft owners to meet the FAA’s NextGen mandate, as well as international requirements for 1090 MHz ADS-B Out, when coupled with an approved GPS source such as the IFD440/540, according to company officials.
Measuring 2.44”x 1.70” x 5.55” and weighing one pound, the AXP322 can be remotely mounted anywhere in the aircraft, with display and mode selection controlled by any IFD540 or IFD440 using Release 10.1 software.
Price is set at $5,450 and company officials expect it will be certified and available in May 2015. Connector kit and Mounting Tray are included. Antenna is sold separately. Release 10.1 software for the IFD540/IFD440 will be certified and available in the May 2015 time frame, company officials add.