TUCSON, Arizona – Universal Avionics has joined forces with Rockwell Collins to bring an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution to business aircraft operators.
The solution was designed to allow owners to add the Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponder to their Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) installation to meet the ADS-B Out mandate. In addition, owners are able to equip for Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV).
Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS is an approved ARINC 743A position source, required for ADS-B Out compliance. As the foundation of the ADS-B solution, it interfaces with all ADS-B transponders, including the commonly used Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D).
“The biggest value of this package is that operators receive an integrated SBAS-FMS,” said Carey Miller, Universal Avionics Manager of Business Development. “While providing ADS-B Out compliance, an important feature of our combined solution is that it also provides a path to future technologies and mandates such as LPV and data link.”
Current Universal Avionics legacy FMS operators may be able to keep their Control Display Unit (CDU) and install an SBAS Navigation Computer Unit (NCU) with antenna and Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponder for an even more affordable solution, company officials noted.
For non-Universal Avionics customers, Universal Avionics is offering an upgrade incentive program throughout 2015 for owners to trade in their legacy FMS or GPS system for a new, SBAS-capable Universal Avionics FMS.