Avionics News December 2014 - 41

THE COMPANY'S NEWEST ADS-B
OFFERING, THE GDL 84, EDGES
CLOSER TO THE 'ONE-BOX' SOLUTION.

IS IT CLOSE ENOUGH TO
CONVINCE OPERATORS TO
PULL THE TRIGGER?

E

very day, the Federal Aviation Administration's
Out installation. It's no wonder installations lag behind
Jan. 1, 2020, deadline for ADS-B equipage
expectations.
draws closer. And every day a handful of aircraft
Using the portable, nonapproved option to obtain
roll out of avionics shops with a brand-new installation
almost all of ADS-B's benefits is a no-brainer for
of compliant equipment. At the current installation
many general aviation operators. Even if they have the
pace, that handful each day likely isn't going to be
latest GTN series from Garmin, an Avidyne IFD, or
enough for all of the eligible U.S. fleet to
a glass panel from either manufacturer, the
be equipped by the deadline,
display many owners seem to prefer
nor is it clear their
is their iPad or other tablet
owners care. While
computer. The simple
there seem to be
fact is the lead
many reasons
times and expense
owners are delaying
of obtaining
the inevitable -
certification for
including the expense
panel-mounted
and the perceived lack of
displays means a
return on their investment - one
current-technology,
of them no longer can be a lack of
consumer-grade tablet computer
product choices.
may be the better mousetrap for
In fact, manufacturers have been offering
displaying ADS-B In traffic and weather. The
Garmin's GDL 84
avionics products complying with the ADS-B
trick for many in the avionics industry is how
Out standard almost since it was announced
to leverage the ongoing popularity of tablet
in 2010. Meanwhile, the real news in ADS-B products
computers as displays into new products embracing and
and services has been on the incoming side, with the
using them.
traffic and weather information available for free via
Garmin may have figured it out and pointed to the
ADS-B In receivers. When coupled to a portable,
attributes of its newest certified ADS-B product, the
nonapproved (by the FAA) ADS-B In receiver, the
GDL 84, during its unveiling shortly after the NBAA
explosion of electronic flight bag applications running
Convention & Exhibition.
on consumer-grade tablets and smartphones means
owners and operators have most of ADS-B's benefits
Continued on following page
for perhaps one-tenth of the cost of an approved ADS-B
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News December 2014

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Head-up Displays offer a Look Ahead
Member Profile
The Age of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Garmin Debuts Low-Cost ADS-B Solution
What's Working?
Business Basics
Before & After
A Conversation With...
AEA Members make news at NBAA Convention
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News December 2014 - Intro
Avionics News December 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News December 2014 - Cover2
Avionics News December 2014 - 1
Avionics News December 2014 - 2
Avionics News December 2014 - 3
Avionics News December 2014 - Point of Communication
Avionics News December 2014 - 5
Avionics News December 2014 - AEA Now
Avionics News December 2014 - 7
Avionics News December 2014 - 8
Avionics News December 2014 - 9
Avionics News December 2014 - 10
Avionics News December 2014 - 11
Avionics News December 2014 - 12
Avionics News December 2014 - 13
Avionics News December 2014 - The View from Washington
Avionics News December 2014 - 15
Avionics News December 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
Avionics News December 2014 - 17
Avionics News December 2014 - 18
Avionics News December 2014 - 19
Avionics News December 2014 - Head-up Displays offer a Look Ahead
Avionics News December 2014 - 21
Avionics News December 2014 - 22
Avionics News December 2014 - 23
Avionics News December 2014 - Member Profile
Avionics News December 2014 - 25
Avionics News December 2014 - 26
Avionics News December 2014 - 27
Avionics News December 2014 - The Age of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Avionics News December 2014 - 29
Avionics News December 2014 - 30
Avionics News December 2014 - 31
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Avionics News December 2014 - 33
Avionics News December 2014 - A Conversation With...
Avionics News December 2014 - 35
Avionics News December 2014 - Member Profile
Avionics News December 2014 - 37
Avionics News December 2014 - 38
Avionics News December 2014 - 39
Avionics News December 2014 - Garmin Debuts Low-Cost ADS-B Solution
Avionics News December 2014 - 41
Avionics News December 2014 - 42
Avionics News December 2014 - 43
Avionics News December 2014 - What's Working?
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Avionics News December 2014 - 46
Avionics News December 2014 - 47
Avionics News December 2014 - Business Basics
Avionics News December 2014 - 49
Avionics News December 2014 - 50
Avionics News December 2014 - Before & After
Avionics News December 2014 - A Conversation With...
Avionics News December 2014 - 53
Avionics News December 2014 - AEA Members make news at NBAA Convention
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Avionics News December 2014 - What's New
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Avionics News December 2014 - Marketplace Classifieds
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