Kelowna, BC (May 12th, 2022) — ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTS 8XX series TAS/TCAS I Traffic Systems on Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s are currently pending.
The TAS/TCAS I Traffic System STC has been designed to allow the installation of the Garmin GTS 800, 825, or 855 LRU’s in Bell 212 and 412 helicopters and can be tailored to meet specific customer requirements. The STC includes integration with several Traffic Displays including the Garmin GTN/GNC series, GI 275, Avidyne IFD4XX/5XX series as well as Garmin GDU1060 and Astronautics RoadRunner Primary Flight Displays. The GTS 800 system can actively track up to 45 targets to 22 Nautical Miles, generate aural and visual traffic advisories, and integrate with passive ADS-B surveillance. The GTS 825/855 have even greater range and target acquisition capabilities.
“This is a much-needed addition to our STC portfolio for the Bell 212 and 412” explains Bert Geofroy, Avionics Manager at Alpine Aerotech. “We now have a certified solution to offer customers who desire the enhanced safety provided by an active traffic surveillance system, or have a contractual mandate to meet”