Avionics News January 2017 - 67
ACSS, a division of L-3 Aviation Products, launched its
new NXT-700 transponder for legacy business jets.
According to the company, the ADS-B Out mandatecompliant ACSS transponder was successfully flown
aboard a Learjet 31A with Duncan Aviation.
ACSS also said it is providing an FAA approved model
list supplemental type certificate for the system, and
European Aviation Safety Agency and Transport Canada
Civil Aviation approvals are expected shortly.
"Duncan Aviation is proud to partner with ACSS as a launch
customer," said MARK FRANCETIC, regional avionics sales
manager for Duncan Aviation. "Legacy aircraft have been
left out where avionics equipment that satisfies the NextGen
mandate are concerned. We are thrilled to lead the industry in
PEREGRINE received STC approval for an
ADS-B Out solution using the Garmin GTX
330 ES or GTX 33H with ES transponders for
several Part 27 rotorcraft models. According
to the company, the STC allows for the transponder to be paired with either the Garmin
GTN series or the GNS 400W/500W series
Peregrine's STC meets the FAA's ADS-B
Out 2020 mandate. This solution allows many
rotorcraft operators with the option to obtain
ADS-B Out functionality through an upgrade
of the existing Garmin transponder and GPS
This STC was developed in partnership
with Air Methods to support upgrade of the
fleet of air medical transport helicopters for
compliance to the ADS-B mandate.
For more information, visit peregrine.aero. q
offering the ACSS NXT-700 compliant transponders that meet
the requirements for so many legacy platforms."
"We are committed to meeting the industry's needs
for critical avionics ahead of pending mandates and are
especially pleased to provide a solution that specifically
caters to a broad range of legacy business jets," said
TERRY FLAISHANS, president of ACSS.
The NXT-700 is a plug-and-play DO-260B mandate solution in support of ADS-B for multiple legacy aircraft. The
configuration is compatible with current Traffic Alert and
Collision Avoidance System equipment, including the newly
required TCAS Change 7.1 standard, and can use the
existing mounting rack and connectors for quick installation.
For more information, visit acss.com. q
Universal Avionics Systems Corp.
UNIVERSAL AVIONICS SYSTEMS CORP. named its Top
Dealers of 2016: Field Aviation for North and South America
(Americas) and Heli-One Norway for International Dealer of the
Each year, Universal Avionics recognizes two dealers out
of several hundred in its authorized dealer network that have
achieved outstanding sales performance for the year.
"We are very grateful for our strong authorized dealer
network," said ROBERT CLARE, director of sales for Universal
Avionics. "Field Aviation's dedication to pursuing programs
like the Dash 8/Q Series turnkey display package, and the
cockpit modernization programs for the U.S. Army Airborne
Reconnaissance Low-Enhanced and U.S. Army Golden
Knights really set them apart. Meanwhile, the success of key
special mission programs like the S-61, S-76 and AS332L/
L1 were undoubtedly large contributors to Heli-One Norway's
achievement. Both authorized dealers are leading the charge in
these important and emerging markets for Universal Avionics."
For more information, visit uasc.com. q