uAvionix announced that it has received Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its skyBeacon integrated ADS-B Out solution on Tuesday. The skyBeacon was designed to replace the wingtip navigation or nav/strobe lights found on many aircraft including the Cessna 172 and Piper PA-28.
If you fly an Avidyne Entegra-equipped Cirrus or Piper, you've been waiting a while for the upgrade that puts ADS-B data on the big screens and Avidyne finally released the software to do it. There's also new software for playing ADS-B on Avidyne's smaller retrofit displays.
With a follow-on to the skyBeacon wingtip ADS-B Out product that's been snagged in FAA TSO certification, uAvionix announced what it calls a zero-install ADS-B Out solution. It's called the tailBeacon and it has a 2020 ADS-B manadate-compliant ADS-B Out system packaged in an LED position light that can use some existing tail position light wiring. The TSO'd version is expected late September 2018, while an experimental version is available now.
The popular Stratus portable ADS-B receiver-now the Stratus 3-has turned the page and finally has an architecture that works with more apps, has a smart battery feature and new price point. Larry Anglisano caught up with Appareo Systems' Kris Garberg at AirVenture 2018 for an overview of the device.