Today, uAvionix announced it received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) 10079395 by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its tailBeaconX 1090 MHz ADS-B transponder.
The Approved Model List (AML) equals the original FAA STC-AML SA04568CH and contains over 550 aircraft make and models with a European type certificate for which this STC is valid, including most major models from Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Beechcraft, and others. Additional models, including light twins, and European built models not on the FAA AML are expected to be added in the next months. uAvionix will immediately begin shipping pre-orders to European resellers and buyers.
tailBeaconX is a highly integrated 1090 MHz ADS-B transponder that replaces a rear navigation light by combining it with an ADS-B OUT / Mode S transponder, SBAS GPS, antennas, and a rear LED position light. tailBeaconX utilizes the uAvionix AV-30-C multi-function display to be installed as the control head. In this configuration, the AV-30-C is able to leverage the tailBeaconX SBAS GPS for its GPS track display. In the future uAvionix anticipates adding additional means of control through uAvionix and third-party devices.
tailBeaconX is uniquely designed to meet the ADS-B OUT requirements in European airspace at a low price point and easy installation. Besides providing the safety and operational benefits of having ADS-B OUT for Air Traffic Control, tailBeaconX will enhance visibility to other aircraft equipped with ADS-B IN and will meet anticipated European conspicuity requirements for piloted aircraft to operate in U-space for detect & avoid by drones. tailBeaconX is the only non-diversity solution that will work uniquely with both ground and space-based ADS-B surveillance enhancing coverage over water and remote terrain for GA aircraft, saving aircraft owners thousands of dollars for equipment and installation as compared to a full diversity system required for space-based ADS-B.
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix was founded with the mission of bringing safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry in order to aid in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into National Airspace Systems (NAS). uAvionix offers low SWaP TSO certified and uncertified avionics for General Aviation (GA), Airport Surface Vehicles and the UAS markets. The team consists of an unparalleled engineering and management team with a unique combination of experience within avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF), and semiconductor industries.
To learn more about uAvionix manned and unmanned products, please visit: www.uavionix.com