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Appareo receives certification for Stratus Transponders in Part 27 helicopters


March 26, 2020
By Helicopters Staff


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Appareo has received FAA approval for installation of Stratus transponders in Part 27 aircraft. The STC-AML includes Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Leonardo, and Robinson Helicopter. The H-variant models, named Stratus ES-H and Stratus ESG-H, are now available through the Authorized Appareo Dealer Network, and retail for the same price as the Part 23 transponders.

Designed to be an all-in-one box solution for ADS-B mandate compliance, Stratus ESG-H (listed at US$2,995) is a 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) transponder with built-in certified WAAS GPS.

Designed for aircraft owners who have already invested in WAAS GPS, Stratus ES-H (listed at US$2,495) will make an aircraft rule-compliant when paired with any of the following navigators: Garmin GPS 175; Garmin GPS 400W, GNC 420W/420 AW, and GNS 430W/430AW with software version 5.00 or later; Garmin GPS GNS 480 (CNX80); Garmin GPS 500W and GNS 530W/530AW/530TAWS with software version 5.02 or later; Garmin 6XX and 7XX with software version 3.00 or later; and Avidyne IFD440 and IFD540 with software version 10.0.3.0 or later.

Both models are certified 1090 ES ADS-B Out transponders designed with the common 1.65-inch form factor. Stratus transponders can be connected to an ADS-B In receiver.


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