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Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced it has received Transport Canada supplemental type certificate (STC) SH17-13 for installation of the Garmin GTS800 traffic system with dual directional traffic antennas.
Maxcraft also received STC SH17-14 for installation of the Garmin helicopter terrain awareness and warning system (HTAWS) in the Airbus EC135 helicopter.
Garmin GTS800 Traffic Alerting System
When flying in busy airspace, converging in sometimes less-than-ideal visibility conditions, pilots need every possible advantage to “see and avoid” traffic conflicts. Alertness and vigilance are essential.
But for enhanced safety, nothing beats having an extra set of “electronic eyes” to help detect and display the position of any transponder — equipped aircraft approaching on a potential collision course.
The GTS800 provides performance suited to light helicopters, 40 watts of transmit power, a +/- 10,000-foot vertical separation maximum, and a typical active interrogation range of 12 nm in the forward direction. Passive surveillance is provided with available 1090 MHz extended squitter ADS-B In capability.
Garmin HTAWS enablement for GTN Navigators
HTAWS is an option available to provide operators with visual and audible alerts of potential terrain and obstacle conflicts along the flight path. The Garmin HTAWS incorporates a high-resolution, five-color terrain scale, voice callouts, optional radar altimeter input.
In addition, the Garmin HTAWS offers a reduced protection (RP) mode that allows low-level operations with minimal alerting while continuing to provide terrain and obstacle protection.