Rockwell Collins introduces new ADS-B transponder


Rockwell Collins has introduced a new variant of its ADB-B transponder, as operators and aircraft owners work towards being fully ADS-B compliant by 2019.

The Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D was one of the first ADS-B transponders to receive FAA TSO approvals as far back as 2006.

The new variant includes the ability to automatically generate a flight ID from the mode s code of aircraft registered in the US. For aircraft that don’t have an ID, it removes the need to upgrade other avionics to become compliant.

“This new variant is another way for owners to equip without doing a full avionics upgrade,” said Craig Olson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems, for Rockwell Collins. “With the ADS-B Out mandate deadline quickly approaching, we’ve been hard at work to bring options to the market that make it easier for owners to get equipped in time.”

New supplemental type certificates (STCs) are being developed that will cover more than 55 aircraft models are being developed, with the aim of having the new system available in early 2018.