Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is now offering automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast out (ADS-B Out) for its G150 aircraft, following approval of the avionics system for the jet from the US Federal Aviation Administration last month.
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 US and European airspace by January and June 2020, respectively.
“ADS-B Out is an important part of the solution to meet the demands of air traffic growth in the coming years,” says Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “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 US 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 and several out-of-production aircraft (GV, GIV, GIV-SP and G400).
It will be available for the G200 in 2015.
The US-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,200 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958.
Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the G150, the G280, the G450, the G550TM, the G500, the G600, the G650 and the G650ER.