16-Feb-2015 Source: L3
L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) today officially launched its Lynx® MultiLink Surveillance System (MSS) line of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products. The company also announced that it has submitted for Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the Lynx® NGT-9000, one of several models in the new line. Complete details on the Lynx family of products, including models and specifications, as well as an interactive simulator and downloadable app, can be found at L-3Lynx.com.
“The Lynx NGT-9000 is unlike anything in the marketplace and delivers a unique set of features for General Aviation pilots,” said Larry Riddle, L-3 Aviation Products’ vice president of marketing and sales for business, regional and general aviation. “In addition to getting ahead of ADS-B compliance, the unique benefits of a single-box solution, straightforward installation and the reasonable cost of the NGT-9000 make it an ideal product.”
Mr. Riddle added that advance market interest has been very strong and the company has already received early orders for the product.
In a separate announcement, the NextGen GA Fund has secured an order for 10,000 L-3 Lynx NGT-1000s as part of their “Jumpstart GA 2020.” The program is intended to accelerate the General Aviation community’s adoption of rule-compliant ADS-B Out avionics. Orders can be placed by FAA-authorized repair stations through either L-3 Aviation Products or directly to the GA Fund.
The Lynx family comprises four models, including an ADS-B In/Out model with a Wi-Fi display option for Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs), as well as models for the display of ADS-B information on dedicated cockpit multifunction displays (MFDs). All Lynx models provide ADS-B Out compliance to FAA 14 CFR 91.227.
The most notable model, the Lynx NGT-9000, has an intuitive touchscreen display that is a form-factor replacement for existing transponders. The NGT-9000 offers a wide array of features and is the most logical choice for pilots looking to take full advantage of the ADS-B NextGen flight environment. The unit also supports 1090ES (Mode S Extended Squitter) ADS-B Out, as well as 1090 MHz and 978 MHz (UAT) ADS-B In. This provides ADS-B traffic (ADS-B, ADS-R and TIS-B), as well as FIS-B input.
Internal active traffic and/or ADS-B antenna diversity are available options. Both panel-mount (NGT-9000) and remote-mount (NGT-9000R) versions are also available. A Wi-Fi interface module provides connectivity to iPad® and Android™ devices, with applications such as WingX Pro and SkyRadar (other apps pending). All Lynx MSS models incorporate an embedded position source (WAAS GPS) requiring no external GPS connections.
A free app is available that simulates the Lynx touchscreen on iPad and Android tablets. “The Lynx app lets pilots interact with the system as if they are flying with the real product, providing a realistic simulation of its rich features and intuitive operation,” Riddle said. “The Lynx system provides a tremendous amount of information for a fraction of the cost when compared to other systems and older technologies.”
Please visit L-3Lynx.com for further details on the complete Lynx MSS family of ADS-B products, as well as for links to the Apple® and Android apps. The site also includes an interactive demo for those accessing it via a PC.
L-3 Aviation Products (AP) is a leading provider of commercial and military avionics with unsurpassed performance, quality and customer support. 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 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2014 sales of $12.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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