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GPS pairing using the FreeFlight Systems 1203C
SBAS/GNSS WAAS/GPS as an approved ADS-B solution . "This new pairing offers legacy aircraft the opportunity to beat the mandate and stay within budget,"
Mahoney told attendees, adding that the company
expects to add new equipment to its approvals, to include the Honeywell Primus II and L-3 NGT-600/800
transponders . She added that CMD Flight Solutions'
STC/AML now includes Bombardier CRJ and all Dash 8
series aircraft, providing more ADS-B Out solutions for
their operators .
For more information, visit cmdflightsolutions.com.
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architecture . It can be used in single or dual installations for
low-cost dispatch reliability .
The BA-440 also can be used to provide terrain avoidance and warning system Mode 5 capability during an
LPV approach using an existing Class A TAWS . This
feature is designed for the Universal Avionics UNS-1()
W FMS and existing EGPWS units, for which the BA-440
handles bus switching and combining for ILS and pseudo
ILS while executing an LPV procedure . The product provides discrete or ARINC 429 fault annunciation .
Blue Avionics also wants to use its capabilities in
manufacturing FAA PMA wiring harnesses compliant with
AS9100/ISO9002 and IPC 620 . The company offers lowcost, high-quality harness construction configurable to an
OEM's needs, built to exacting standards for both new
installations and upgrades .
For more information, visit blueavionics .com .
Cobham is a world leader in the design and engineering of aircraft communications, navigation and
surveillance antennas . The company's products include a wide range of capabilities and features, from
single-purpose units to antennas combining two or
more functions, and frequency ranges, into one . Don
Jeckell, director of business development for Cobham Antennas, highlighted his company's ability to
combine functions when he introduced the Comant CI
The CI 105-17-L is a NextGen/ADS-B UAT solution
for general aviation aircraft . According to Jeckell, it's the
only antenna on the market capable of handling ADS-B
Out and In data communications . The new unit is fully
TSO'd - C66c, C74d, C112e and C154c - and ready to
ship . It features a single leading-edge connector .
A related product is the Comant CI 1085-20-L, which
provides NextGen VHF/UAT/ADS-B multifunction capabilities . It offers pathways for both communications
and NextGen data, both In and Out, and also features a
single leading-edge connector. It's approved under five
different TSOs, adding TSO C169a to the approvals applicable to the CI 1085-17-L . According to Jeckell, Honda
has accepted the CI 1085 for the HondaJet .
Search and rescue operations also lend themselves
to combining functions and capabilities, and Cobham's
Comant CI 295-300 multifrequency
antenna is aboard a Super Puma
helicopter operated by the Los
Angeles County Sheriff's Department . The unit requires
30 percent less
space yet provides three times
the functionality .
It's usable in three
The Comant CI 105-17-L.
CMD Flight Solutions
There's no question the January 2020 mandate for
approved ADS-B Out equipment has sparked new markets . In addition to the one for brand-new, all-in-one
ADS-B Out solutions from the usual suspects, another
retrofit/upgrade market has developed, one designed
to provide in-service upgrades of existing navigation
and flight-management systems aboard high-end business jets . As for who might be ahead in that market,
Barb Mahoney, vice president of sales and marketing
for CMD Flight Solutions, told attendees her company
"is the industry leader in providing solutions to NextGen
mandates on business and personal aircraft ."
Mahoney's company holds numerous FAA Part 23/25
STC/AML approvals for modifications to aircraft equipped
with the Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D
paired with either the
FMS or Rockwell Collins GPS-4000 line . The solutions
bring the affected aircraft into compliance with the 2020
ADS-B Out requirement while retaining existing flight
management and navigation systems . The company's
solutions have been applied to aircraft as varied as
Boeing and Beechcraft, Airbus and Cessna, Dassault
and Pilatus .
The company announced FAA approval to add a
third Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D transponder and
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