skyBeacon: turning base to final
Most of the turbulence is behind us and we are lining up to shoot the approach.
What is the status of the skyBeacon certification?
When does uAvionix expect to complete the certification?
We will file our TSO by the end of June.
We are on the final stretch having achieved numerous major milestones in the skyBeacon certification process. Specifically, skyBeacon has seen rigorous environmental and performance testing, exceeding required standards and ensuring compatibility with a wide variety of aircraft. We’ve worked with the FAA to gain a groundbreaking approval for integrating the modern microelectronics necessary to make skyBeacon a reality. Despite these successes, we haven’t yet crossed the finish line. Over the last several months we’ve quadrupled our team, devoting significant resources to quickly complete the skyBeacon TSO.
We are humbled by the response and continued support of our customers who have partnered with us to help shape a unique vision of aviation.
We hope to see each and every one of you at AirVenture. We will either bring skyBeacon to sell and install on your aircraft, or a dunk tank for our certification lead.
Thank you for your support and interest in skyBeacon,
The uAvionix Team
skyBeacon is now available for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft. It will subsequently be available to a large number of certified aircraft after TSO approval Q2 2018.
Yes, skyBeacon will meet the 2020 ADS-B requirements.
Will it be available for my aircraft?
A matching starboard LED light assembly will be available as an option. The starboard assembly is under development and is expected to launch in 2018.
There is a version of SkyBeacon with anti-collision lights (strobes) under development.
At this time there is not a version with rear position lights in development.
No, skyBeacon transmits on UAT (978MHz). The UAT (978MHz) frequency is only approved for use in the United States below FL180 (18,000′). For international travel or flight above FL180, a 1090ES transponder is required.