My aircraft is not on the AML, how can I install the skyBeacon?

Installing the skyBeacon on an aircraft not listed on the AML is approved by the FAA.  A field approval is not required.  Under the FAA Memo titled “Installation Approval for ADS-B OUT Systems,” the FAA explains that after an STC is achieved for ADS-B OUT equipment, additional installations can be accomplished on aircraft not listed under [...]

2020-05-01T10:19:17-06:00May 1st, 2020|

Will tailBeacon meet the U.S. ADS-B 2020 mandate?

Yes, tailBeacon will meet the 2020 ADS-B requirements when paired with an operational Mode C or Mode S transponder.  tailBeacon meets or exceeds all required performance and environmental standards for use in the national airspace.   The certified tailBeacon will ship with 4 separate TSO certifications. UAT Transmitter:  TSO-C154c Class B1S WAAS GPS:  TSO-C145d Class Beta [...]

2020-04-30T17:27:04-06:00April 30th, 2020|

Will tailBeacon work outside the U.S.?

A skyBeacon/tailBeacon can legally be used to enter and exit United States airspace. Pilots must also be familiar with and comply with the destination country’s ADS-B rules if applicable. At this time Canada, Mexico, and the Bahamas do not have any ADS-B requirements for light aircraft.

2020-04-30T17:27:04-06:00April 30th, 2020|

What needs to be documented?

The ADS-B OUT alteration must be documented in the aircraft maintenance record per section 43.9(a) and include the statement, "The installed ADS-B OUT system was shown to meet the equipment performance requirements of 14 CFR section 91.227.”

2020-04-30T17:27:04-06:00April 30th, 2020|

How is the installation tested to ensure it meets the FAA Requirements?

Once the tailBeacon has been installed it is required that the equipment be tested to show it meets the FAA requirements for ADS-B OUT. An Operational Flight Evaluation (often referred to as a performance flight) must be performed and verified by the FAA.  Additionally, the installer may verify performance on the ground using an ADS-B ramp test [...]

2020-04-30T17:27:04-06:00April 30th, 2020|

Can the tailBeacon be used on rotorcraft?

For more information on rotorcraft installations please read this blog entry.  tailBeacon Approved for Rotorcraft uAvionix does not recommend installation on Bell 206B/L and OH-58 A, B and C models at this time.  If you have installed a tailBeacon on the Bell 206B, 206L, or OH-58 models please contact our support team.

2020-04-30T17:31:26-06:00April 23rd, 2020|