Garmin announced “strategic partnerships” with some of its authorized dealers today to provide a standalone ADS-B solution for several business jet models. According to Garmin, the “minimally intrusive solution” satisfies global ADS-B Out requirements by using existing equipment to alleviate the need for flight management system and cockpit display upgrades.
It uses Garmin’s GTX 3000 mode-S extended-squitter transponders, GDL 88 ADS-B datalink and Flight Stream wireless gateway to meet ADS-B Out requirements, while adding the capability to wirelessly receive the benefits of ADS-B In on a mobile device in the cockpit. “This integration reduces cost and installation time, while providing pilots and crew a familiar interface to this upgraded system,” Garmin said.
Garmin is currently working with three dealers to STC the solution in the Citation V, via Executive Aircraft Maintenance; Hawker 750, 800A/XP, 850XP and 900XP and Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP, both via Elliott Aviation; and Learjet 35A and 60, via Butler National. Once STC’d, the solutions for these nine business jet models will be made available to the entire Garmin dealer network.