Kelowna, BC (April 29th, 2021) — ALPINE AEROTECH announced today that they have formally received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 335 and 345 series ADS-B transponders for Bell Medium Rotorcraft (205/212/412). Aerotech has also applied for a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation and is expecting approval within weeks.
When installed, the kit provides a one-box solution that enables owners and operators to meet ADS-B requirements with minimal expense and downtime. Aerotech has configured the kit to allow both ADS-B “IN” and “OUT”, Static or WAAS GPS inputs, and NVG compatibility.
“Ascent Helicopters was pleased to work with Alpine Aerotech on the certification of an ADS-B Transponder solution for the Bell 212 in Canada. The Garmin GTX 345 is extremely capable and provides us with a simple and economical solution to meet NextGen airspace requirements” – Trent Lemke, President, Ascent Helicopters Ltd.
“At Alpine Aerotech we are continuously seeking opportunities to bring the latest technology and safety improvements to all operators.” explains Bert Geofroy, Avionics Manager at Alpine Aerotech. “This STC is a great addition to our existing catalog of modifications for the Bell Medium Rotorcraft.”