Garmin® Unveils the GDL 88 Series
The first dual-link ADS-B solution for Certified Aircraft
The GDL 88 Series is the first, dual-link solution for certified aircraft that not only provides a path to meet the ADS-B “Out” requirements for many aircraft owners, but also brings subscription-free weather and advanced traffic display to the cockpit. With the GDL 88, Garmin provides a turnkey solution for many aircraft types. Not only does this versatile unit provide both ADS-B “Out” and “In” capability for aircraft operating in U.S. Airspace and below 18,000 feet, but it is also able to receive on both 1090 MHz and 978 MHz UAT frequencies. That means it can link with these other transmitter formats within air-to-air range – and provide the most comprehensive display of ADS-B “Out” equipped traffic targets in the vicinity, regardless of your proximity to a ground station uplink. This all adds up to enhanced flight safety for aircraft equipped with Garmin’s dual-link ADS-B transceiver.
Initial deliveries of the GDL 88 series are expected to begin in Q4 2012.
Dynon announces the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver for the SkyView system. This remotely mounted receiver module integrates with the SkyView system to provide easy access to weather and traffic information on top of the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides.
At an MSRP of $995, the SV-ADSB-470 is the most affordable permanently mounted ADS-B solution on the market and has been designed specifically for experimental and light sport aircraft. It is powered directly from aircraft power and utilizes an externally mounted antenna for superior performance.
All information displayed is free with no monthly subscriptions, based on the FAA’s ADS-B broadcast in the USA. Weather is displayed graphically and textually on SkyView, and includes NEXRAD radar, METARs, and TAFS. Airport weather data can be chosen based on nearest or by airport identifier.
The new SkyView module will be available Fall, 2012, along with firmware updates to the SkyView system and the SV-XPNDR-261/262 transponder modules.