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ADS-B Out for Airbus A340 series aircraft, new STC for PMV Engineering

PMV Engineering, as EASA DOA 21J.487, is pleased to announce the issuance of their last STC (EASA No. 10074450) for the approval of ADS-B Out function on Airbus A340 series aircraft.

ADS-B  “Automatic Dependant Surveillance – Broadcast” - schema

About ADS-B Out mandate

ADS-B is the replacement and augmentation of radar-based aircraft surveillance systems. With ADS-B, the surveillance of aircraft does no longer rely on radar ground stations, but on airborne GPS receivers. Aircraft equipped with ADS-B broadcast their precise position and velocity data, as well as altitude and supportive information automatically, without pilot input, to ATC on ground (ADS-B Out) or to other aircraft (ADS-B In). 

The ADS-B Out was made mandatory in Europe by the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1207/2011 and due to the COVID 19 crisis, the limit date has been extended by 6 months, i.e. until 07 December 2020.

Benefits of PMV Engineering retrofit solution for A340

The PMV Engineering retrofit solution for A340 deals with different ATC Mode S transponder models (TRA-100B from Honeywell, TPR-901 from Rockwell Collins, and XS-950 from ACSS) within the scope of approval of the same STC. This allows to implement the ADS-B Out function on any A340 aircraft effectivity with new transponders but coming from the same manufacturer than the replaced units. PMV Engineering’s STC also includes the replacement of the ATC/TCAS control panel for ADSB FAIL indication in cockpit. In all cases, the post-mod ATC configuration fully meets the minimum standard for ADS-B (i.e. RTCA DO-260B/EUROCAE ED-102A).

Today, the STC EASA No. 10074450 is applicable to A340 (all models) but the approved design is fully transferable on A330 series aircraft for a new STC.

More information about PMV Engineering ADS-B Out modifications

As a reminder, PMV Engineering certifies also ADS-B Out in compliance with EASA and FAA regulation on :

  • A320 family Aircraft (EASA STC 10064008 / FAA STC ST04307NY) 
  • B737 Classic/NG (EASA STC 10065222 / FAA STC ST04166NY)
  • Airbus Wide Bodies (A300/A310/A300-600) (EASA STC 10072313) 
  • B747-400 (soon)


December is coming soon, do not hesitate to contact us for more information should you need to conform your Airbus Long Range aircraft fleet with SPI mandate!

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