Aspen and L-3 Team Up on ADS-B Solution

Aspen Avionics and L-3 Avionics Systems have teamed up to connect ADS-B capabilities with primary flight and multifunction displays. L3's new Lynx NGT-9000 multifunction transponder with LCD touch screen will integrate with Aspen's Evolution line of PFDs and MFDs.

As a Mode S extended squitter transponder with ADS-B In and Out capabilities and an integrated WAAS GPS, the Lynx NGT-9000 satisfies the ADS-B requirements that are scheduled for implementation in 2020. Traffic and weather data from the NGT-9000 can be overlaid on the HSI and moving map displays of the Aspen Evolution screens.

The Lynx NGT-9000 operates through a touch interface and connects wirelessly to some aviation applications, such as WingX Pro7 and SkyRadar, on iOS and Android devices. The base price for the Lynx NGT-9000 is around $6,000, L-3 said.

Aspen/L-3 bundles start at $20,795 plus installation. You can see the combination at the L-3 booth (#3109-3114 in Hangar C) at the AirVenture show grounds in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Aspen also announced that it has achieved certification for its angle of attack indicator, the first AOA to be integrated with a Part 23 certified PFD. The AOA appears automatically near the top left corner of the screen during changes in attitude and when the airplane nears the critical angle of attack. AOA indications can also be displayed on the MFD.

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Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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