Levil’s ‘BOM’ Avionics Pod Goes on Sale

Unusual-looking sensor suite includes built-in WAAS GPS, AHRS, ADS-B In and AOA in a streamlined unit that can be fitted to most any light GA aircraft.

Levil Aviation’s Broadcasting Outer Module (BOM) officially went on sale this week at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, bringing a unique sensor suite to a wide range of certified and non-certified light aircraft.

The FAA last year approved the BOM avionics pod for installation on certified aircraft as a secondary source of flight data under the Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) program. The unusual-looking pod attaches to the underside of a wing and broadcasts data to the cockpit wirelessly for use by iOS and Android tablet apps. The BOM’s battery is charged by a slipstream-powered generator so there are no wiring requirements. The unit automatically powers on and off by sensing the vibration of the engine.

The pod includes a WAAS GPS sensor for position, AHRS for attitude, ADS-B In traffic and weather, angle-of-attack information, a pitot tube for derived wind speed and direction and flight data logging.

Levil says it is now shipping the BOM to customers. Price with ADS-B In capability is about $2,000 and without the pod sells for about $1,600.


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