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Reserve your TN72 GPS

June 16, 2017

Trig Avionics, experts in ADS-B are taking orders for their new TN72 certified GPS Receiver.

Approved Trig Dealers will soon be shipping the TN72 which is highly capable and simple to install. The unit is an ideal addition to any Trig Mode S transponder. The TN72 provides the reassurance of a certified product with the genuine safety benefits and enhanced visibility of ADS-B Out.

The TN72 is ideally suited for use as a VFR collision avoidance device in all non mandatory ADS-B airspace or where equipage is voluntary. The product meets FAA TSO-C199 certification, as a Traffic Awareness Beacon System – known as TABS for short. The TN72 supports current and future air-to-air collision avoidance and situational awareness applications. This enhanced visibility can be useful for tracking club aircraft in real time, improving safety in the approach and circuit and reducing the risk of air-to-air collision on any transit flight.

Flying in busy skies, or in remote areas means that many pilots want to exploit the visibility and safety that ADS-B provides. ADS-B In traffic receivers used in general aviation today allow a pilot to view ADS-B Out equipped aircraft on a cockpit display. However, most traffic receivers will only display aircraft traffic that generates a non-zero quality indicator (also referred to as SIL 1). In contrast a zero quality indicator (referred to as SIL 0) ADS-B Out, is ignored and not displayed on a traffic display – rendering an aircraft invisible.

Using lower grade SIL 0 equipment, your aircraft will be hidden from view. But you don’t have to compromise your electronic visibility when you fly with Trig. A TN72 will be visible across all ADS-B In traffic platforms. In countries where ADS-B airspace is mandated, operation in 2020 airspace usually requires full compliance with TSO-C145 GPS technology, such as Trig’s TN70.

In the U.S. to receive a full traffic service from ADS-B ground stations, aircraft must be ADS-B Out equipped. The TN72 is well suited to glider pilots – with a Trig transponder a full traffic service will be triggered (an ADS-B traffic receiver is required). Powered pilots can also use the TN72 as a highly cost effective way to trigger traffic information outside of 2020 airspace.

Trig has also launched a new matching GPS Antenna called the TA70. This is a certified TSO-C190 antenna, compatible and proven with Trig transponders and supported by Trig’s free ADS-B STC program, this makes it the logical choice in the majority of installations.