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ADS-B Out. Options for your King Air.

With the new mandate fast approaching we’ve created a rule of thumb guide for the usual avionics suites supplied within the King Air series (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.


New King Airs

New-build King Air aircraft are equipped with Rockwell Collins Fusion avionics and this system meets all of the ADS-B and LPV requirements. No action should be required but please check with us on your next annual or phase check.


European Rockwell Collins Proline 21 avionics equipped King Airs

These aircraft should have TDR94D diversity Mode S transponders providing Enhanced Surveillance (EHS) and a GPS4000A/S GPS system. Upgrade paths for these aircraft (ADS-B and LPV) are available by Beechcraft factory service bulletins, Rockwell Collins STCs or independent third-party STCs (ADS-B only).

As an example here is a typical scenario of the option for a Proline 21 equipped king Air.

Likely requirements for this aircraft:

  • Baseline avionics: Rockwell Collins Proline 21 Current transponder: TDR94D-501 Current GPS: GPS4000S
  • LPV is not currently enabled. Required to embody Rockwell STC or Beechcraft service bulletin. This update includes LPV SVS and IFIS.

 
Approximate cost: $140-180,000

If you find yourself in this position, please contact us and we’ll be delighted to advise on a solution.


Earlier-generation B200/300 aircraft with Rockwell Collins EFIS 85 flight displays and ProLine 11 radios

In these aircraft, many alternate options exist for Mode S transponders – Rockwell Collins TDR94D, Garmin GTX330D or even Honeywell MST67A. GPS sources include Garmin GNS430/530 and WAAS variants, Garmin GTN650/750, Universal UNS-1K/L/M FMS systems, UNS-1(x)W WAAS FMS, Bendix-King KLN90B, KLN94 and possibly many more.

As an example here is a typical scenario of the option for a Rockwell Collins equipped EFIS flight display.

Likely requirements for this aircraft:

  • Baseline avionics: Rockwell Collins Proline 11 with EFIS 85 or analogue instruments Current transponder: TDR94D-007 to 409 Current GPS: UNS-1K/L/M
  • Upgrade transponders to TDR94D-501
  • Upgrade a single UNS-1K/L to a UNS-1Lw (GAEL Minor change).
  • ADS-B enablement using CMD STC  (If no upgrade is available from a UNS-1M – in this case install a UNS-1Lw with a minor change or use another replacement WAAS GPS such as the FreeFlight 1203C.)
  • Note: No LPV capability is provided unless a second UNS-()W/blind monitor is installed

 
Approximate cost: $100-120,000

If you find yourself in this position, please contact us and we’ll be delighted to advise on a solution.


Older 90/200 series aircraft

The older generation aircraft in the 90/200 series are fitted with analogue flight instruments, Rockwell Collins Proline 1/11, Bendix-King Gold Crown or even Silver Crown radios and a wide variation of GPS types.

These older aircraft will require individual assessment to determine the best route for upgrade. 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.

If you find yourself in this position, please contact us and we’ll be delighted to advise on a solution.