The company has announced that it has formally received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 335 and 345 series ADS-B transponders for Bell Medium Rotorcraft (205/212/412).
When installed, the kit provides a one-box solution that enables owners and operators to meet ADS-B requirements with minimal expense and downtime, said Alpine Aerotech. The company has configured the kit to allow both ADS-B ‘IN’ and ‘OUT’, Static or WAAS GPS inputs, and NVG compatibility.
“Ascent Helicopters was pleased to work with Alpine Aerotech on the certification of an ADS-B transponder solution for the Bell 212 in Canada,” commented Trent Lemke, President, Ascent Helicopters Ltd. “The Garmin GTX 345 is extremely capable and provides us with a simple and economical solution to meet NextGen airspace requirements.”
Bert Geofroy, Avionics Manager at Alpine Aerotech, added: “At Alpine Aerotech, we are continuously seeking opportunities to bring the latest technology and safety improvements to all operators. This STC is a great addition to our existing catalog of modifications for the Bell Medium Rotorcraft.”