Today, the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) in the UK approved the use of uAvionix tailBeaconX 1090 MHz ADS-B transponder and AV-30 altitude encoder as an accepted equipment combination for ADS-B OUT in its 2,600 aircraft for which LAA oversees airworthiness and an additional 1,500 home-built aircraft. With the validation of tailBeaconX by LAA, this taillight integrated Mode S / ADS-B transponder is now available to be installed in all LAA aircraft as approved in Technical Leaflet TL 3.03.

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 rear LED position light. tailBeaconX utilizes the uAvionix AV-30 multi-function display to be installed as the control head/altitude encoder. In this configuration, the AV-30 is able to leverage the tailBeaconX SBAS GPS for its GPS track display. The AV-30 also offers the pilot added features such as an Attitude Indicator, Directional Gyro, AOA, and over 12 more safety-enhancing features. In the future, uAvionix anticipates adding additional means of control through uAvionix and third-party devices. 

tailBeaconX is uniquely designed to meet ADS-B OUT requirements in any airspace at a lower cost of entry, added features, and easy installation. Besides providing the safety and operational benefits of having ADS-B OUT for Air Traffic Control (ATC), tailBeaconX will enhance situational awareness for other aircraft equipped with ADS-B IN, including devices such as SkyEcho2 available under CAP1391 and receivers such as Sentry by Foreflight. With the significant growth of ADS-B in UK, tailBeaconX will offer a permanently installed ADS-B OUT solution for LAA aircraft, while offering optimal visibility to other aircraft and drones in UK airspace equipped with ADS-B receivers, saving aircraft owners thousands of pounds for equipment and installation as compared to other systems.

Come see tailBeaconX, AV-30, and uAvionix at the LAA Grass Roots Fly-in at Popham airfield on September 2, 3, and 4 or purchase your unit through one of our many UK resellers. Both tailBeaconX and AV-30 are in stock and ready to ship. 

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. 

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