uAvionix receives FAA TSO approval for ADS-B OUT drone tail beacon

uAvionix has announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval for its tailBeacon integrated rear position light ADS-B OUT solution. Much like the skyBeacon, the tailBeacon has been optimized for ease of installation times of less than one hour, including documentation, says the company.  The tailBeacon system consists of a total of four (4) TSOs:

  • ADS-B (TSO-C154c, Class B1S)
  • GPS (TSO-C145e, Class Beta 1)
  • Barometric altitude sensor (TSO-C88b)
  • Position Light (TSO-C30c, Type III)

In preparation for approval, uAvionix has 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.

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