Avidyne Joins with Trego-Dugan Aviation to Develop AML-STC of AXP340 Mode S Transponder
Trego-Dugan to complete the first AML-STC of Avidyne’s AXP340 Mode S Transponder with a Freeflight 1201 WAAS/GPS for ADS-B OUT.
Lincoln, MA – Thursday, April 10, 2014 –
Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced today that they are working with Trego-Dugan Aviation of Grand Island, Nebraska and Freeflight Systems of Waco, Texas to develop an Approved Model List Supplement Type Certificate (AML-STC) of the Avidyne AXP340 Mode S Transponder coupled with a Freeflight 1201 WAAS/GPS sensor. Trego/Dugan will seek Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the AML-STC, which will streamline the installation process for ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) equipage in the United States and in Europe.
“Trego-Dugan is aggressively pursuing AML-STCs for a number of products and we are pleased to be working with them to obtain this approval for our AXP340 Mode S transponder ,” said Tom Harper, Avidyne’s Director, Marketing. “This AML-STC makes it easier for our customers to meet the upcoming ADS-B mandates in the U.S. and Europe.”
“Avidyne and Freeflight are leaders in ADS-B avionics and we are pleased to be working closely with them to expand the reach of their ADS-B products,” said Aaron Hall, Trego-Dugan’s Director of Avionics. “This AML-STC will be made available to installation facilities around the globe to streamline the installation process and allow customers easier access to ADS-B solutions.”
Avidyne’s AXP340 is a 1090MHz extended squitter (ES) Mode S transponder that is designed to meet the U.S. and international mandates for ADS-B OUT. This AML-STC provides approval for use of the Freeflight 1201 as the precision GPS position source for the AXP340. Avidyne has also announced 1090MHz ADS-B IN capability for their TAS600A active-surveillance Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS-A Series).
Trego-Dugan, located in Grand Island, Nebraska, has been in the airplane business for the past 40 years. It started with an FBO business and has expanded forward from there. Founded by Gary M. Trego in 1970 as a family owned and managed FBO, flight school, charter operation and aircraft maintenance facility.