General Aviation

The transponder is certified and delivered with an EASA Form 1 tag. The equipment is used onboard aircraft and helicopters for non-safety-critical applications.

The transponder allows pilots and air traffic controllers to ”display” aircraft traffic with the highest possible precision. The core function is Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B), which is the enabling technology and vision for future air traffic management.

IDC-AIS general aviation system is designed to transmit and receive ADS-B messages via a digital data link. It broadcasts the aircraft’s position, velocity, projected track, altitude, and flight identification to other equipped aircraft or helicopters, as well as to ground stations.

The transponders can operate autonomously outside the coverage of ground stations, whereas the addition of ground stations and a ground-based network provides enhanced functionality, capability and services.

The transponder supports services such that a complete gate-to-gate operation can be realised. The system supports departure clearance, en route, terminal, approach, landing, and surface movement, guidance and control operation. All aircraft equipped with general aviation transponder and operating within the ground station’s coverage area can benefit from receiving TIS-B traffic, FIS-B weather and other ATC information directly into the cockpit on a CDTI. DGNSS augmentation (GNS-B) for accurate surveillance and navigation is also handled by the transponder.