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Citation S550 equipped with: Transponders MST-67A 066-01143-2101. Chance to update to ES?
Garmin GPS400. Chance to update software to WAAS? Or maybe to replace with a GPS400W and link it with transponders? - FMS UNS-1L SCN 803.1. Citation Mustang C510 equipped with G1000 Integrated Flight Deck. It is a 2008 plane.
What can I do to get ADS-B at an affordable price?
A: Since the aircraft are operated in Spain, what region or ADS-B spec do you need to meet? (i.e. USA, DO-260B?)
Without knowing exactly what ADS-B requirement or mandate you might be trying to comply with, I can only provide information relative to what we know here in the USA in reference to ADS-B for Part 25 aircraft.
For the Citation 550, the MST-67A will be superseded by the MST-100B if/when Honeywell can produce and certify the MST-100B. I have attached the only details that we currently have on the MST-100B. Honeywell has not even released pricing on this unit yet, however, ideally it would be an ideal solution ultimately since it is said to be plug and play with the MST-67A. With a WAAS GPS interfaced it would meet all ADS-B mandates. Also, keep in mind, that your CAS-67 can be upgraded fairly easily to Change 7.1 via Honeywell sales bulletin upgrading the TPU-67A processor to the TPU-67B. There is a company that offers some STCs for Part 25 aircraft if your region requires an STC for the 7.1 upgrade - http://www.prostaraviation.com/
If the MST-100B does not pan out for some reason and/or Honeywell keeps delaying its release, then there is a company named Jettech that has released Garmin GTX 3000ES ADS-B capable transponder to its existing STC covering Garmin GTN install on Citation and Citation Jet aircraft equipped with TCAS II. In addition, the company amended its Garmin GTN autopilot coupled LPV FAA STC for the Citation 500 series to include all Primus 1000 equipped Bravo, Ultra, Encore and Excel aircraft. They do not have much information on their website about the ADS-B STC but I recently learned about it at the AEA convention last week - http://jettechllc.net/index.html
Regardless of what direction you might go in, you should most likely get your GPS-400 upgraded to the GPS-400W while Garmin is still offering the upgrade. It is relatively inexpensive at around $3000 USD. Most FANS type systems will require WAAS GPS input or accuracy ultimately. Plus, Garmin's WAAS interface tis very compatible with most ADS-B solutions. Regarding the Citation Mustang C510 equipped with G1000, Garmin is still working on this solution. We assume it will include the GTX-3000 transponder(s) as this aircraft will require a 1090 MHz, (not 978 MHz UAT) system. I would continue to monitor Garmin's website for announcements relating to the G1000.
To update the GPS-400 with current databases log in to our website www.fly.Garmin.com. On the flyGarmin website, find the tabs along the top of the screen and follow the steps below:
1. Click the "Aircraft" tab
2. Click "Add an Aircraft" from the right hand side of the page.
3. Fill out all required information: Make, Model, Series, Tail number, Year, Serial Number
4. Click "Add Aircraft"
5. Click on "Add a new aircraft device" under What can I do?
6. Select the make and model of Garmin equipment
7. Enter the System ID or Serial number
8. Click on any of the database names to the left of the picture of your equipment
9. Click the "Buy Databases" button
10. Click "Buy" again
11. Click the "Download Now" button once the database has been purchased
12. On the flyGarmin website, click the "INSTALL" button. The website will automatically start to update your unit.
Traffic can be displayed in two different map views on the 400 and 500 series units . The thumbnail view is always in a track-up reference while the map view can be in either a track-up or north-up reference. To see traffic simultaneously on the map and on the thumbnail, the orientation of the map must be set to track-up. Otherwise, traffic will only be shown on the map and the thumbnail will say “See Map”.
The navigation database is not available to update on any of the Garmin PC trainers. The database currently installed in the trainer is the database it is limited to. For information regarding an update on a portable aviation GPS or panel mount aviation GPS, please visit www.flygarmin.com
The Jeppesen navigational data card and the terrain/obstacle card may look the same but they are very different internally. Because of that, they require two card programmers, one for the Jeppesen data card and one for the terrain/obstacle card. The card programmer for the terrain/obstacle card can be purchased at https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1190 or by contacting Garmin Aviation Customer Support at http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/us/support/supportcontact#fragment-2.
The W (WAAS) systems have the same capabilities as the 400/500 systems and more. With the WAAS signal being acquired, the GPS can give vertical guidance to a runway similar to an ILS glide slope indication. WAAS units have added display capability when connected to a GDL-69(A) XM Satellite weather/radio receiver. W units also have additional ARINC 424 leg types to guide a compatible autopilot through procedure turns and published holds.
For handheld GPS receivers, database updates can be ordered and downloaded directly through Garmin's Internet site.
For panel mount GPS receivers, all database cards and computer downloads (if applicable) must be ordered through Jeppesen. Contact Jeppesen at www.jeppesen.com for more information.
The Garmin HTAWS or Helicopter Terrain Awareness is only available for Garmin WAAS GPS receivers. The added GPS integrity, quality, and performance that WAAS GPS provides is needed to facilitate the helicopter terrain functions. Therefore, an original GNS430, GNC420, GPS400, GNS530, or GPS-500 navigator must be upgraded to WAAS or "W" status before HTAWS can be incorporated.
See this PDF document for a detailed listing of currently available IFR GPS systems and a brief comparison.