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The TAS Series system comes in four different models allowing for greater range and higher service ceilings. The following describes the available systems and their different operating ranges and service ceilings:
- TAS600 7NM Range 18,500 Service Ceiling
- TAS605 13NM Range 55,000 Service Ceiling
- TAS615 17NM Range 55,000 Service Ceiling
- TAS620 21NM Range 55,000 Service Ceiling
TAS600 Sets a New Standard Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS), which are based on the technology originally developed for air-transport category traffic alert and collision avoidance systems (TCAS), have been available for general aviation aircraft for several years, but have been cost-prohibitive for many owner-flown aircraft. Until now. With the new dual-antenna TAS600 Series, Avidyne offers three different TAS systems (TAS600, TAS610 and TAS620 more…), tailored for the type of aircraft you fly. These feature-rich, value-priced TAS600 systems are fully TSO certified, surpassing the performance capabilities of many higher-cost traffic systems and setting a new standard for active-surveillance traffic capability and affordability. Dual Antennas simply perform better Avidyne’s dual-antenna TAS600 Systems detect other aircraft sooner and more accurately, so you avoid surprises due to the shadowing effects inherent with single-antenna systems. Using top and bottom directional antennas, TAS600 systems actively interrogate other aircraft, providing timely audible and visual alerts with the precise location of conflicting traffic. The dual-antenna TAS600 Series provides full-time protection and higher performance. Because when it comes to safety, you want to see the whole picture. View TAS600 traffic on virtually any display The dual-antenna TAS600 systems provide traffic advisories on the displays of more than 15 manufacturers, inculding Avidyne’s Entegra, MHD and EX-Series MFDs, Garmin G1000 and 400/500-Series, Honeywell KMD250/550/850, Sandel, Chelton, Avalex, and many more…
The following is a list of displays that will work with the TAS600:
- Avidyne’s Entera Integrated Flight Deck
- Avidyne’s FlightMax EX500 MFD
- Avidyne’s MHD (Multi-Hazard Display)
- Avidyne’s Digital Display
- Garmin G1000
- Garmin 530
- Garmin 400/420/430
- Garmin CNX80/GNS480
- Garmin MX20
- Honeywell KMD 550/850
- Chelton Flight Systems
Seeing The Big Picture
The Skytrax600 Series provides three levels of alert, so pilots can monitor traffic before it ever becomes a threat. Each of these alerts also provides an altitude separation number and may also include an Arrow pointing up or down denoting that the target is climbing or descending at a rate of 500 feet per minute or greater.
- Other Traffic (OT) – Depicted as a hollow Cyan (or White) Diamond and represents traffic that is within the Skytrax’s surveillance area but it is beyond 6nm in range and has an altitude greater than ±1200 feet relative to your aircraft and is not an immediate threat.
- Proximity Alert (PA) – Depicted as a solid Cyan (or White) Diamond on the traffic display, when the traffic is within a distance of 6nm range and its altitude is within ±1200 feet, but it is still not considered a collision threat.
- Traffic Alert (TA) – Depicted as a solid Yellow Circle, a TA is displayed and an automated voice alert is activated when the calculated intercept course for altitude and direction is within 30 seconds, less than .55nm and less than ±800ft.
Heads-Up Audible Position Alert™
When a traffic conflict is eminent, pilots need the right information in real time. First-generation traffic systems only provide a “Traffic Traffic” audible alert, which then requires the pilot to look down at the display to locate the relative bearing and distance of the intruder aircraft before looking out the window.
Avidyne pioneered the concept of Heads-Up Audible Position Alerting, which verbally indicates the conflicting aircraft’s bearing, range and relative altitude for rapid visual acquisition of traffic. This automated voice alert uses the same alert terminology as Air Traffic Control:
TRAFFIC! ONE O’CLOCK! HIGH! THREE MILES!
This type of alert provides the data a pilot needs to keep his/her attention focused outside the cockpit, scanning for oncoming traffic, and it’s another example of Avidyne’s innovative approach to avionics that makes flying simpler and safer.
Dual Directional Antennas
Standard with all Skytrax600 Series systems, Avidyne’s patented directional top and bottom antennas provide optimum signal coverage around the host aircraft, enabling faster updates, providing enhanced performance over single antenna systems, and maximizing safety.
Skytrax600 Series And ADS-B
As the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is implemented and with the mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) on the horizon, you can fly with confidence knowing that all Avidyne Skytrax600 Series Traffic Advisory Systems are fully upgradeable to provide RTCA DO-260B ADS-B “In” capabilities. The Skytrax600 Series with ADS-B “In” will depict 1090ES ADS-B-equipped aircraft with better accuracy and at a further range than active-surveillance alone, plus you will continue to benefit from the active-surveillance capability of TAS for non-ADS-B aircraft and as a GPS-independent traffic awareness system. Avidyne has demonstrated itself as a proven leader in advanced avionics and continues to be at the forefront of NextGen implementation in aviation.