uAvionix today announced that the skyEcho portable ADS-B transceiver is now available for the New Zealand General Aviation market for use in uncontrolled airspace as an ADS-B awareness or Electronic Conspicuity device. skyEcho can be used by general aviation aircraft to enhance their visibility and increase situational awareness through ADS-B OUT and IN.
SkyEcho is the world’s only commercially available portable ADS-B IN and OUT system. Complete with integrated TSO certified SBAS GPS and barometric altimeter, it transmits aircraft location, altitude, and identification via 1090MHz ADS-B, enabling the device to be seen by nearby aircraft equipped with an ADS-B receiver. Through its embedded ADS-B receiver, pilots can visualize nearby traffic on their favorite Electronic Flight Bag application via a Wi-Fi connection.
Originally released in the UK market, skyEcho has seen widespread adoption in Australia and the UK, where it has brought the safety benefits of ADS-B to the general cockpit in uncontrolled airspace without the high cost of installation. Advisory Circular AC43-14 from Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand now allows for the use of these devices through published standards for its use and installation. uAvionix recently obtained an STC for tailBeaconX, its certified Mode S / ADS-B taillight transponder that meets requirements as set in rule 91.257 and is compliant for operations in controlled airspace.
Christian Ramsey, President uAvionix said “We are excited to add New Zealand to the list of countries where skyEcho can be used to enhance safety, with increasing airspace complexity and unmanned systems increasingly equipping with ADS-B receivers as a Detect and Avoid (DAA) technology – electronic conspicuity devices such as skyEcho are becoming a vital part of the solution for the safe integration of manned and unmanned aircraft and air to air safety”.
SkyEcho is immediately available in New Zealand through uAvionix resellers.
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix was founded in 2015 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 the National Airspace System (NAS). A fundamental principle of that mission is to provide solutions that allow all airspace users a common situational awareness of the airspace. Through the evolution of our company, we pioneered and now offer low SWaP TSO certified and uncertified ADS-B and GPS solutions for General Aviation (GA), Airport Surface Vehicles and the UAS markets. Based in Bigfork, MT and Leesburg, VA, uAvionix 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. The entire leadership team consists of pilots of fixed wing, rotary wing, and UAS aircraft. uAvionix is owned by DC Capital Partners.
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