LOUISVILLE, Ky., February 29, 2016
L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) announced today that it has obtained an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Part 27 rotorcraft for the installation of its Lynx® line of ADS-B products. All Lynx models are covered under the rotorcraft AML STC, which includes the Lynx NGT-9000, NGT-2500, NGT-2000 and NGT-1000. L-3’s Lynx product line will be on display in L-3’s exhibit, Booth 2411, at the HAI HELI-EXPO to be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center March 1–3. “L-3’s top-of-the-line Lynx NGT-9000 is an all-in-one solution for rotorcraft operators needing to replace their aging transponder while achieving ADS-B compliance,” said Larry Riddle, L-3 Aviation Products’ vice president of marketing and sales for General Aviation.
The NGT-9000 combines a touchscreen ADS-B transponder with a display for viewing ADS-B traffic and weather data in a single panel-mounted unit. This is important to helicopter operators, where panel space and weight are a concern. Many Lynx models offer the ability to Wi-Fi weather and data out to third-party iPad® and Android™ pilot apps. Active Traffic and Aural Alerting (ATAS) is an available option for the NGT-9000. A Wi-Fi interface module enables connectivity to iPad and Android devices with several popular flight apps.
All Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System (MSS) models incorporate an embedded position source (WAAS-GPS) requiring no external GPS connections. The following rotorcraft platforms are covered under the Lynx AML STC: Agusta AB-102 Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS350, AS355, BO-105, EC120, EC130, EC135, EX130, EX135, Gazelle, SA341, SA342 Bell/Textron 47, 206, 407, 427, OH-58, OH-13 Enstrom 280, 480, F28, TH28 MD Helicopters 369, 500N, 600N Robinson R22, R44, R66 Sikorsky 269 models The Lynx NGT-9000 is a dual-mode 1090ES ADS-B Out plus 1090 and 978 ADS-B In device designed for 14 V or 28 V installations.
L-3 NextGen Active Traffic® is an available option that is integrated directly in the Lynx NGT-9000, eliminating the need for a remote box. The unit displays NEXRAD graphical and textual weather, as well as moving maps. Up-to-the-minute Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), and Winds and Temps Aloft data are also included. A free app is available that simulates the Lynx touchscreen on iPad and Android tablets.
Please visit L-3Lynx.com for further details on the complete Lynx family of ADS-B products, as well as for links to the app. The site also includes an interactive demo for PC users.
L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) is a leading provider of commercial and military avionics. L-3 AP manufactures a diverse line of safety- and efficiency-enhancing products that sets the standard for next-generation requirements, including configurable voice and data recorders, collision avoidance systems, navigation products, display systems and processors. L-3 AP also offers aftermarket services, including MRO and integrated performance-based logistics for military and commercial systems. To learn more about L-3 Aviation Products, please visit www.L-3com.com/aviationproducts. Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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