Aspen Compatible with Garmin GTX 345 ADS-B

EFD1000 PFD/MFD can now get traffic and weather from Garmin’s all-inclusive ADS-B source.

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An Aspen primary flight display shows ADS-B traffic.Aspen Avionics

The FAA has given the green light for the integration of the Garmin GTX 345 full ADS-B solution with Aspen’s EFD1000 primary flight display and multifunction display. The integration allows for traffic targets and subscription-free weather data to be streamed to the screens, providing the ability for the pilot to display the critical data right in his or her field of view.

Garmin’s GTX 345 provides Extended Squitter ADS-B Out capability, allowing customers to comply with the ADS-B mandate, which is set to go into effect in just three years. Through ADS-B In, the unit also has FIS-B weather and traffic, which can be incorporated into the audio panel for audible traffic alerts. The GTX 345 is available with WAAS GPS capability, which is also part of the ADS-B mandate, for a price tag of $5,795. Customers who already have WAAS GPS in their airplanes can choose a non-WAAS GPS version for $4,995.

Aspen’s EFD1000 is a scalable panel solution that allows operators to choose to install one to three screens to provide primary flight data and a variety of multifunction options, such as angle-of-attack, terrain, navigation and more, when combined with a navigator. EFD1000 customers can enable the connection with the Garmin GTX 345 unit for $795.

Other ADS-B units that are compatible with Aspen’s EFD1000 include the L-3 Lynx NGT-9000 and NGT-2500, and Aspen’s own ATX100 and ATX100G.