L-3 Aviation Products and ATP Flight School announced today that L-3’s Lynx® NGT-9000 has been selected as the ADS-B solution for 100 of the school’s 250-plus training aircraft, with the option for additional units as the fleet expands. Deliveries of the Lynx units will continue through the end of 2016, ahead of the 2020 ADS-B mandate.
“L-3 is pleased to partner with ATP, a national flight school, and we are extremely excited that after extensive evaluation of the ADS-B solutions available in the marketplace, ATP selected L-3’s Lynx system as the best choice,” said Larry Riddle, L-3 Aviation Products’ vice president of marketing and sales for General Aviation.
The ATP fleet consists of Piper and Cessna twin- and single-engine aircraft, which will be equipped with the Lynx NGT-9000 plus options, including L-3’s ADS-B Traffic Advisory System (ATAS) with aural alerting and its Class B embedded Terrain Awareness Warning System (eTAWS). The installation of the NGT-9000 in ATP’s fleet will provide students in the flight school with the latest in ADS-B technology – enhancing safety and increasing situational awareness as they train for professional airline pilot careers.
“ATP is dedicated to providing Airline Career Pilot Program students with the necessary resources, safety and technology they need to prepare for successful airline pilot careers,” said Justin Dennis, ATP vice president. “This investment in avionics is a demonstration of that commitment and we are pleased to partner with L-3 to bring the technology of tomorrow into the hands of our students today.”
L-3’s Lynx NGT-9000 is the first ADS-B touchscreen transponder to offer a software suite of NextGen situational awareness features, including traffic and weather data. The unit displays NEXRAD graphical and textual weather, as well as moving maps. Up-to-the-minute Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs), Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), and Winds and Temps Aloft data are also included.