Installing the GTX 345 with an Aspen EFD1000 primary flight display will allow aircraft owners to take full advantage of viewing ADS-B weather and traffic information directly in their line of sight, according to Aspen officials.
This enhances flight safety by reducing pilot scan, resulting in an overall improvement in situational awareness, company officials add.
“We anticipated certification for the GTX 345 transponder integration with Aspen’s displays prior to the end of 2016, and have delivered on that commitment. This is especially timely when ADS-B compliance is top of mind for aircraft owners looking for more options that provide value-added weather and advanced traffic information at a price that is affordable,” said Mark Ferrari, vice president of sales and customer support at Aspen Avionics.
- Provides access to dual-band ADS-B In traffic and subscription-free weather on Aspen Avionics’ primary flight and multi-function displays;
- 1090 MHz ADS-B Out enables aircraft to operate at any altitude, in airspace around the globe;
- Combines Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder and optional WAAS/GPS position source.
The cost to unlock the display of these features on Aspen displays is $795 and can be installed at any Aspen Avionics authorized dealer.