TSO Clears Way for L-3 TAWS Installations

 - December 14, 2007, 11:53 AM

L-3 Communications Avionics Systems last month announced TSO approval for the Model 8100 terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), clearing the way for deliveries of the $12,500 unit. The class-B system differentiates itself from other TAWS units on the market by including a remote WAAS GPS receiver, used for deriving position and altitude. The design, said L-3, eliminates the need to hook the 8100 TAWS into multiple aircraft sensors, easing the installation process.