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Alpine Aerotech has officially received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) for the installation of Garmin GTS 8XX Series TAS/TCAS I Traffic Systems on Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are currently pending.
The TAS/TCAS I Traffic System STC has been designed to allow installation of Garmin GTS 800, 825 or 855 LRUs in Bell 212 and 412 helicopters and can be tailored to meet specific customer requirements. The STC includes integration with several traffic displays, including Garmin GTN/GNC, GI 275, Avidyne IFD4XX/5XX series as well as Garmin GDU1060 and Astronautics RoadRunner primary flight displays. The GTS 800 system can actively track up to 45 targets up to 22 nautical miles away, generate audio and visual traffic advisories, and integrate with passive ADS-B surveillance. The GTS 825/855 have even greater range and target acquisition capabilities.
“This is a much needed addition to our STC portfolio for the Bell 212 and 412,” says Bert Geofroy, avionics manager at Alpine Aerotech. “We now have a certified solution to offer customers who want the added security offered by an active traffic monitoring system, or who have a contractual mandate to meet.”
This press release was prepared and distributed by Alpine Aerotech.