Gulfstream offers ADS-B Out for G150 aircraft
Dec. 23, 2014, Savannah, Ga. - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to install avionics known as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) on G150 aircraft.
December 23, 2014 By Carey Fredericks
The new ground-based surveillance technology, which has safety and operational benefits, is required to operate aircraft in portions of airspace above Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. ADS-B Out will be required to fly in U.S. and European airspace by January and June 2020, respectively.
“We are glad to announce that this enhancement will be available to G150 operators in January,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “ADS-B Out is an important part of the solution to meet the demands of air traffic growth in the coming years. It will help ensure customers meet current and future aviation mandates and help improve the efficiency of air traffic control systems.”
ADS-B Out will supplement and/or replace ground-based radar systems. Using ground-based transceivers, an ADS-B Out system generates aircraft position information with greater accuracy and reliability. Benefits for operators and air traffic control include:
• Improved position accuracy for air traffic control for all flight segments: surface, terminal area and en-route operations
• Closely spaced parallel approaches
• Reduced spacing on final approach
• Improved air traffic control services in non-radar airspace
ADS-B Out installation for the G150 will include replacement of the aircraft’s existing transponders with DO-260B-compliant units, which will be required for U.S. and European airspace, and the installation of a universal access transceiver and three antennas. The new equipment is manufactured by Garmin International of Olathe, Kansas.
Initial installations of ADS-B Out on G150s will be done at Gulfstream’s Dallas facility. ADS-B Out is available for all other in-production Gulfstream aircraft — G650, G550, G450, G280 — and several out-of-production aircraft — GV, GIV, GIV-SP, G400. It will be available for the G200 in 2015. For more information, contact a Gulfstream Product Support regional sales manager.