Garmin is shipping its standalone GPS 3000 WAAS/SBAS position sensor that interfaces with existing avionics to help meet ADS-B Out requirements. The unit can also provide position information to an existing flight management system to meet requirements for Required Navigation Performance (RNP), as well as support GPS-based vertical approach navigation, such as Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) approach guidance.
“Garmin continues to lead the industry with the most fielded ADS-B solutions that span all segments of aviation, including a wide range of commercial, defense, regional, and business aircraft,” said company vice president of aviation sales and marketing Carl Wolf. “We provide these aircraft with a solution that is cost-effective and is an easy-to-install alternative to the existing avionics manufacturer’s service bulletin.”
Aircraft that are eligible to use the GPS 3000 as an ADS-B position source include the Embraer Legacy 600/650, as well as the ERJ-135/145 from which the bizliner is derived. FTI Engineering, in cooperation with Atlas Air Service in Germany, has already received EASA STC approval for the GPS 3000 in these aircraft, with installation now available throughout Garmin’s dealer network. FAA validation of the STC is pending.