Avionics Report

November 2016 Issue

ADS-B Transponders: L-3, Garmin Top Picks

But there are scalable, cheaper solutions. Appareo’s new Stratus ESGi ADS-B In/Out system has a price and installation that fits the market’s lower end.

With roughly three years until the ADS-B mandate hits, a new breed of multifunction transponders is making equipage easier than ever. But with a market flooded with choices (including lesser equipped first-generation models), the buying decision can be overwhelming. Moreover, tablet app compatibility and cockpit wireless networking add to the delirium. In this article, we answer your call for an overview of ADS-B-compliant transponders and tips for selecting the right one for your mission and avionics suite.

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