TAS600 Traffic Advisory System
Avidyne’s TAS600 named “Best Traffic System”
It takes two antennas to See the whole picture. Dual antenna traffic systems simply perform better.
Dual-Antenna TAS600 Series Sets a New Standard
Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS), which are based on the technology originally developed for air-transport category traffic alert and collision avoidance systems (TCAS), have been available for general aviation aircraft for several years, but have been cost-prohibitive for many owner-flown aircraft. Until now.
With the TAS600 Series, Avidyne offers four different dual-antenna TAS systems, tailored for the type of aircraft you fly. These feature-rich, affordable TAS600 series systems are fully TSO certified and fully ADS-B upgradeable, surpassing the performance capabilities of many higher-cost traffic systems and setting a new standard for active-surveillance traffic capability and affordability.
Active-surveillance is vital for traffic systems to provide a full measure of safety—in busy terminal areas as well as in non-radar airspace.
Avidyne’s TAS600 series systems detect and actively interrogate other aircraft transponders within range, display the surrounding traffic on a host of compatible display systems, and provide audible and visual alerts in the event of a potential
The Most Display Options
TAS600 systems provide traffic advisories by calculating range, bearing, and altitude of intruder aircraft relative to the host aircraft, and provide a graphical overlay view and traffic depiction with TCAS symbology on display systems from
Avidyne’s ATD150 ‘half 3-ATI’ Digital Display provides control and display functionality that can be used independently or with a multifunction display. The ATD150 adds a built-in Mute/Update, Approach Mode switch, and an Altitude Alerter function, and provides a compact alternative for displaying traffic threats when panel space is at a premium.
Avidyne’s TAS600 Series systems include four models, designed for your specific aircraft needs:
TAS600 Recommended for entry-level, single-engine piston aircraft, the TAS600 features a 7nm range, a 3,500-foot vertical separation maximum and 18,500-foot service ceiling.
TAS605 Recommended for mid-performance aircraft and rotorcraft, the TAS605 features a 13nm range, a 5,500-foot vertical separation maximum and a 55,000-foot service ceiling. It accepts Arinc 429 Heading, permitting rapid repositioning of targets during high-rate turns.
TAS615 Recommended for high-performance aircraft and rotorcraft, the TAS615 features a 17nm range, a 10,000-foot vertical separation maximum and a 55,000-foot service ceiling. It accepts Arinc 429 Heading, permitting rapid repositioning of targets during high-rate turns.
TAS620 Is our very best active traffic system, the TAS620 features a 21nm range, a 10,000-foot vertical separation maximum and a 55,000-foot service ceiling. It accepts Arinc 429 Heading, permitting rapid repositioning of targets during high-rate turns.
The TAS600, TAS605, TAS615, and TAS620 are designed to meet the specific needs of each class of aircraft, providing a full 30-second decision time at a closure rate of up to 1200 knots. TAS600 Series traffic systems interrogate transponders from nearby aircraft within their respective coverage volume (shown below), and provides a warning to the flight crew when the calculated time to closest approach (CPA) of any intruder and the protected area around the aircraft reaches the 30-second threshold.
Seeing the Big Picture
The TAS600 Series provides three levels of alert, so pilots can monitor traffic before it ever becomes a threat. Each of these alerts also provides an altitude separation number and may also include an Arrow pointing up or down denoting that the target is climbing or descending at a rate of 500 feet per minute or greater.
Other Traffic (OT) - Depicted as a hollow Cyan (or White) Diamond and represents traffic that is within the TAS’s surveillance area but it is beyond 6nm in range and has an altitude greater than ±1200 feet relative to your aircraft and is not an immediate threat.
Proximity Alert (PA) - Depicted as a solid Cyan (or White) Diamond on the traffic display, when the traffic is within a distance of 6nm range and its altitude is within ±1200 feet, but it is still not considered a collision threat.
Traffic Alert (TA) – Depicted as a solid Yellow Circle, a TA is displayed and an automated voice alert is activated when the calculated intercept course for altitude and direction is within 30 seconds, less than .55nm and less than ±800ft.
Heads-Up Audible Position Alert™
When a traffic conflict is eminent, pilots need the right information in real time. First-generation traffic systems only provide a “Traffic Traffic” audible alert, which then requires the pilot to look down at the display to locate the relative bearing and distance of the intruder aircraft before looking out the window.
TRAFFIC! ONE O'CLOCK! HIGH! THREE MILES!
This type of alert provides the data a pilot needs to keep his/her attention focused outside the cockpit, scanning for oncoming traffic, and it’s another example of Avidyne’s innovative approach to avionics that makes flying simpler and safer.
Dual Directional Antennas
Standard with all TAS600 Series systems, Avidyne’s patented directional top and bottom antennas provide optimum signal coverage around the host aircraft, enabling faster updates, providing enhanced performance over single antenna systems, and maximizing safety.
Aviation Consumer Gear of the Year - 2006
“It would be nice if everyone had active traffic systems and many of us would if the cost of entry wasn’t $20,000. Avidyne has addressed this conundrum in its TAS600 traffic system, a product that proved to be the quick ripening fruit of its merger last year with Ryan International.
“The TAS600 is the great gap filler between the well-regarded but expensive Skywatch system and glareshield-mounted portables that are inexpensive but lack impressive performance.
“The TAS600 has good range and response, display flexibility and at about $10,000, a modest price that will suit many buyers who can’t afford a higher-priced system...” - Aviation Consumer.com