uAvionix Launches Qualified Installer Program

Low-cost ADS-B manufacturer provides training and discounts to A&P AIs.

uAvionix's tailBeacon provides full ADS-B compliance in a tiny package that can be quickly installed in place of a tail light.uAvionix

By now you are probably familiar with uAvionix's ADS-B solutions, skyBeacon and tailBeacon, which install in place of a navigation light or tail light respectively to provide a full ADS-B Out solution. The company claims the installation is extremely quick, as little as 10 minutes. Operators of experimental aircraft can install the units themselves. However, they are also TSOed and available for certified airplanes.

Certified airplanes need to have an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic (A&P) with Inspection Authority (AI) to install and sign off the installation of the products. uAvionix claims that the installation is straight forward enough that the airplanes don’t even need to come inside a hangar to get it done. Mechanics can go to the customer’s location to get the job done. But to ensure quality installation of its products, uAvionix has launched a network of Qualified Installers (Qis).

QIs will also act as resellers of the products and will receive discounts on products, training and prioritized support from the company. “We created the Qualified Installer program in response to the intense demand from avionics shops and independent A&Ps who want to represent our product,” said uAvionix president Christian Ramsey. “They recognize the potential for supplemental capacity and income products like skyBeacon and tailBeacon represent in the current backlogged environment leading up to the 2020 deadline.”

Mechanics can learn more about the program or join the network here. uAvionix will also post Qis there for customers to search.