Garmin is proud to introduce the GDL 90™ — general aviation's first certified ADS-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT).
The GDL 90 is a TSO C145a remote-mount unit, certified to support a broad
array of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) broadband services.
It is designed to interface with the MX20 multi-function
display and includes a TSO-C145a WAAS GPS sensor that offers outstanding position
accuracy and integrity.
The GDL 90 uses ADS-B technology
— a new technology that allows pilots in the cockpit and air traffic
controllers on the ground to "see" aircraft traffic with much more
precision than has ever been possible before. ADS-B can make flying
safer and can provide more efficient use of our airspace. It is the
enabling technology behind the FAA's vision for an air traffic
management concept known as "Free Flight."
The Garmin GDL 90 is designed to transmit, receive and decode ADS-B
messages via a digital datalink. It broadcasts your aircraft's
position, velocity, projected track, altitude, and flight
identification to other equipped aircraft in your vicinity, as well as
to ground-based transceivers maintained by the FAA.
The broadband datalink itself operates on 978 MHz. It is capable of
data transmission rates in excess of 1 megabit per second, providing
the bandwidth to transfer large graphical weather files, TFRs, and
traffic in real time.
The GDL 90 relies on the infrastructure that is part of the FAA's
Safe Flight 21 program. This program is currently under development
with implementation of the ground-based portion of the ADS-B network
taking place along the East Coast and in Arizona. Additional
installations of ADS-B ground stations are planned for Alaska and the
Gulf of Mexico, with the rest of the U.S. to follow.
ground stations can track aircraft movement and will eventually be used
to broadcast traffic and weather services. Pilots equipped with the GDL
90 and operating within the ground station coverage area will receive
TIS-B traffic, FIS-B weather, and TRF services free of charge. There
are no monthly fees or usage charges.
The GDL 90: The affordable data link that can take you into tomorrow's airspace and beyond.
Garmin part number: 013-00176-01
Suggested Retail Price:
$7995.00 U.S.D. (for domestic US market only)