Avionics innovator and digital technology provider Becker Avionics has received certification for the company’s BXT6500 family Mode S Transponder, which is designed specifically for single antenna applications across all fixed and rotary wing applications. This second version joins the BXT6500 family’s first certified Mode S Transponder capable of diverse, dual antenna operations. The BXT6500 family will address all Mode S applications when the third version featuring TCAS II compatibility is available later this year.
Paired with a FreeFlight Systems’ 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor, these remote-mounted solutions provide MROs a complete and cost-effective way to equip their customer operators with ADS-B Out for the upcoming January 1, 2020 mandate.
The Becker BXT6500 family’s Mode S Transponders are non-diversity and diversity-capable and currently available for installation on non-TCAS equipped aircraft. In addition to providing ADS-B compliance, the system features enhanced privacy settings that can disable both ADS-B and Mode S transmissions – a feature unique to the BXT6500 family.
“We are pleased to announce this second major milestone in our transponder product line,” said Forrest Colliver, Becker Avionics’ Managing Director. “This new version showcases how we tailor our compact, robust and durable avionics to our clients’ requirements in order to provide the best solution for where and how they operate.”
The company’s robust BXT6500 line of non-TCAS II ADS-B Mode S Transponders are available in the marketplace today. Manufactured with a standard ARINC 429/743 output, this transponder easily integrates with the FreeFlight Systems Model 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor for complete ADS-B Out compliance, and can be installed either as dual installation for primary transponder interrogations or as single install for a dedicated ADS-B transmission.