uAvionix has confirmed it has received FAA Technical Standard Order approval for its tailBeacon integrated rear position light ADS-B OUT solution.
Much like the skyBeacon, the tailBeacon has been optimised for ease of installation times of less than one hour, including documentation.
The tailBeacon system consists of a total of four TSOs which include ADS-B (TSO-C154c, Class B1S), GPS (TSO-C145e, Class Beta 1), Barometric altitude sensor (TSO-C88b) and Position Light (TSO-C30c, Type III).
uAvionix detailed that, in preparation for approval, it has installed a kegerator, returned the defib machine, tooled a second manufacturing line and obtained FAA Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO) approval.
uAvionix has already initiated the Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) program with the FAA and is ready to perform the required STC flight testing, and deliver product shortly thereafter.