L3 Commercial Aviation announced a new software upgrade for its Lynx NGT-9000 ADS-B transponder and display system at AirVenture 2018 on Tuesday. The Release 3.2 upgrade will include improved GPS receiver performance and startup time, better compatibility with the Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) and added support for dual control panel configuration. “We continue to invest and broaden the reach of the Lynx NGT-9000 with these Release 3.2 enhancements,” said Vice President of Aftermarket Sales and Marketing Shane LaPlante. Release 3.2 will be available in August 2018. There is no cost for the upgrade and it will come standard on new systems.
Starting at AirVenture, L3 has also partnered with Avidyne on a deal—called the ADS-B Premium Package—that includes an Avidyne IFD550 GPS/Flight Management System (FMS) and a Lynx NGT-9000. List price for the Lynx NGT-9000 is $6,170 and the IFD550 starts at $21,990. For customers who purchase the package, the companies are offering $2,500 cash back and a free ADS-B Traffic Advisory System (ATAS) upgrade until Sept. 28, 2018.
The Lynx NGT-9000 was designed for general aviation aircraft and Part 27 rotorcraft. In addition to meeting requirements for the FAA’s 2020 ADS-B mandate, the touchscreen transponder provides weather, terrain, NOTAMs and TFR data. The company is running a show special of $350 off purchase price.