Rockwell Collins announced that their ADS-B Out Part 25 approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This path covers multiple aircraft models from Bombardier, Gulfstream Aerospace, Sabreliner Aviation and Textron Aviation and includes the latest variant of the TDR-94/94D Mode S Transponder. This certification is in addition to the Part 23 AML-STC that Rockwell Collins announced in February 2018.
Both Part 25 and Part 23 certifications can utilize a VIVISUN ADS-B Out Annunciator configured with an internal ARINC 429 discrete signal converter as a simple and cost-effective solution. The annunciator with ARINC converter responds directly to the ARINC 429 data bus and provides an "ADS-B FAIL" indication to the pilot eliminating the need for any additional hardware.
There is industry concern that many aircraft will not meet the FAA mandated deadline for ADS-B Out requirements. “We know that integrators will face growing scheduling challenges as we move closer to the 2020 deadline,” said Craig Morgan, Senior Vice President with Applied Avionics. “To help ease supply chain concerns we are stocking common configurations of our VIVISUN ADS-B Out annunciators that are available to ship the next business day, including the configuration specified in both Rockwell Collins' Part 25 and Part 23 AML-STCs.”
Source: Applied Avionics, Inc.
Date: Jul 17, 2018