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Garmin continues rollout of ADS-B approvals for BizAv

Feb. 24, 2015, Olathe, Kan. - Garmin International has announced the selection and certification of a Garmin Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solution by Gulfstream for the G200 business jet.

February 24, 2015  By Garmin

The Garmin GTX 3000 Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder and GDL 88 ADS-B datalink combine to fulfill global ADS-B requirements which meet the stringent demands of a variety of aircraft types. This versatile ADS-B solution addresses the necessary airspace requirements to give business and transport category aircraft operators an immediate path to compliance.

“Garmin is thrilled to broaden our partnership with Gulfstream to extend this all-inclusive ADS-B Out solution to the G200 business jet,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We continue to leverage our experience in certified ADS-B solutions to provide timely, integrated options for a wide range of aircraft types. We are honored to work with admirable partners such as Gulfstream to ensure their customers continue to have access to airspace around the world.”

The GTX 3000 and GDL 88 offer Gulfstream G200 business jet operators a simple path to meet the demands of air traffic modernization initiatives around the world. The GTX 3000 utilizes highly accurate WAAS/SBAS position information provided by the GDL 88 to broadcast aircraft identity, state and intent data (DO-260B compliant) to air traffic control. Existing equipment such as TCAS/ACAS systems and transponder controllers, conveniently integrate with the GDL 88 and GTX 3000 to provide a cohesive and straightforward ADS-B solution, reducing cost and streamlining the installation process.

Together, the GTX 3000 and GDL 88 offer enhanced safety and increased situational awareness for other aircraft operating in the surrounding airspace. Unique to this Garmin solution, the GTX 3000 and GDL 88 feature the capability to transmit on both approved ADS-B frequencies, so operators with this solution are visible to other ADS-B In-equipped aircraft – even those operating at small reliever airports where ADS-B ground stations may not be nearby.


As part of Garmin’s expansive ADS-B portfolio, the GTX 3000 meets current compliance standards as a certified ADS-B Out solution when paired with a compatible position WAAS source as provided by the GDL 88, allowing this cohesive system to meet ADS-B requirements for a variety of aircraft models. Additionally, Garmin is currently working with select Garmin Authorized Dealers to approve the installation of this solution via Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in the following aircraft, which will be made available to the Garmin Dealer Network:

  • Citation V; Executive Aircraft Maintenance
  • Hawker 750, 800A/XP, 850XP; 900XP; Elliott Aviation
  • Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP; Elliott Aviation
  • Learjet 60; Butler National Corporation
  • Learjet 35A; Butler National Corporation

The Gulfstream G200 joins the G150 business jet in adopting this GTX 3000 and GDL 88 ADS-B solution, which is now available at the Gulfstream Service Center in Dallas, Texas.


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