With the new mandate fast approaching we’ve created a rule of thumb guide for the usual avionics suites supplied within the mid size jet aircraft (particularly the Challenger series, Learjet, Hawker series and Citation 560/XLS. Please note: aircraft will be subject to a survey before validation), this will help you determine what actions will be required. For a quote or more information contact us here.
Aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Fusion-equipped aircraft will be ADS-B compliant from delivery. No action should be required but please check with us on your next annual or phase check.
Rockwell Collins Proline 21 aircraft with the TDR94D diversity Mode S transponders will typically have a GPS4000A or GPS4000S GPS system. Upgrade paths for these aircraft (ADS-B and LPV) are available by factory service bulletins, Rockwell Collins STCs or independent third-party STCs.
Honeywell Primus 11
Honeywell Primus 11 aircraft will typically have RCZ833 integrated communications units containing the transponder, along with HG2021GD0x GPS receivers. An upgrade programme for the RCZ and the GPS receiver is available via L-3/ACSS (EASA STC pending). Additional options are available to install a stand-alone GPS receiver to meet the ADS-B function only, therefore not affecting the HG2021 GPS and FMS interface.Arrange a call back
Earlier-generation aircraft built with Rockwell Collins EFIS 85/86 or Honeywell EFIS40/50 flight displays and ProLine 11 or Gold Crown radios have many alternate options for Mode S transponders – typically Rockwell Collins TDR94D or Honeywell MST67A. GPS sources include UNS-1E/F/K/L/M FMS systems, UNS-1(x)W WAAS FMS, Honeywell GNS-X/XLS, Bendix-King KLN90B and possibly many more.
As a minimum, the transponders will need upgrading to meet the ADS-B OUT mandate, along with the provision of a compatible WAAS GPS source.
The following table provides a guide to the most common avionics installations found on the corporate jet fleet and presents options for ADS-B upgrades.
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|Baseline avionics suite||Current transponder||Current GPS||Options for ADS-B|
|Rockwell Collins Proline 21||TDR94D-007 to 409||GPS4000A||
Upgrade transponders to TDR94D-501.
Option for installation of dual Garmin GTX3000 transponders to replace the TDR94D, controlled through the P21 RMU and to use a dedicated Garmin GDL88 GPS receiver. New Gama STC (ADS-B only – no additional capability).
|Rockwell Collins Proline 11||TDR94D-007 to 409||UNS-1K/L/M or Honeywell GNS-X/XLS||
Upgrade transponders to TDR94D-501. STC which includes discrete ADS-B failure annunciators
GPS upgrade options:
Typical cost US $78K
Typical cost US $160K
Typical cost with new dual WAAS FMS: US $200K
Option for installation of dual Garmin GTX3000 transponders to replace the TDR94D, retaining existing controller and to use a dedicated Garmin GDL88 GPS receiver. New Gama STC (ADS-B only – no additional capability).
Typical cost US $74K
|Honeywell Primus 11||RCZ833||HG2021GD02 or UNS-1K/L||
Upgrade RCZ833 and replace configuration modules. Replace RM850 radio management units with RM855 if not already done. Upgrade GPS.
Typical costs: US $150K when using stand-alone KGS200 GPS and replacing RM850.
Note: On some aircraft with NZ2000 FMS, upgrading the NZ2000 software to V6.1 (separate Honeywell or third-party STC) will also enable LPV capability.
|Various||MST67A||Typically UNS-1K/L/M or Honeywell GNS-X/XLS||
Replace MST67A with MST70B. Do not disturb existing FMS systems. Install dedicated Honeywell KGS200 WAAS GPS receiver for ADS-B.
Typical costs: US $110K
Option for installation of dual Garmin GTX3000 transponders to replace the MST76A, retaining existing controller and to use a dedicated Garmin GDL88 GPS receiver. New Gama STC (ADS-B only – no additional capability).
|Garmin G1000||GTX33D||GIA63W||ADS-B solutions are only available from the aircraft type-certificate holder via a manufacturer’s service bulletin.|