GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – L-3 Aviation Products‘ Lynx NGT-9000 has received TSO authorization for the additional capabilities of a Class B embedded Terrain Awareness Warning System (eTAWS) option and an ADS-B Traffic Advisory System (ATAS) aural alerting option.
L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 is an ADS-B touchscreen transponder that is also capable of displaying traffic and weather data.
The newly added features are software upgrades to the existing Lynx NGT-9000 operating system, company officials noted.
The Lynx Class B eTAWS option brings terrain alerting through both graphic and aural warnings. The color-coded terrain screen provides a surveillance range of 24 nautical miles and will alert the pilot when a Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) is imminent.
The Lynx unit will automatically switch to the eTAWS screen when a terrain warning is issued and will alert the pilot of the terrain situation through the audio panel.
The Lynx eTAWS page also shows land-based obstacles. Alerts for Negative Climb Rates and other Ground Proximity Warnings (GPWs) are also included with the eTAWS option.
The Lynx ATAS option announces the range, bearing and relative altitude of intruder aircraft through the cockpit audio system. Pilots will hear warnings such as “Traffic, traffic, three o’clock high, two miles.”