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BE SEEN – FLY ON: Microair Avionics launches new flight-safety ADSB Transponder

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Pioneering Queensland avionics company Microair Avionics is proud to launch their next innovation in light aircraft safety: the T2000ADSB Transponder.

Improving visibility across Australia’s open skies, Microair’s ADSB transponder is eligible for the Australian government’s ADSB rebate program.The new ADSB grant scheme makes this upgrade more accessible to recreational aircraft owners with reimbursement of up to 50% of costs.

Following their trusted range of energy-efficient Mode A/C transponders, Microair harnesses Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) Out technology in the new T2000. ADSB uses both satellite (GPS) and ground-based surveillance systems to accurately track the position of an aircraft, transmitting real-time data to other aircraft and air traffic control centres.

Offering light aircraft pilots improved safety outcomes from being seen, ADSB Out transponders greatly enhance airspace situational awareness. By automatically broadcasting your aircraft’s ID, position, altitude and velocity, Microair’s T2000ADSB Transponder enables air traffic control or any other aircraft with ADSB In, to identify your aircraft when operating in vicinity.

In August 2022, the Australian Government announced a new $30 million ADSB rebate program to support owners of recreational aircraft — including light sport aircraft, gliders, gyrocopters and balloons — in upgrading to this technology.

There has never been a better time to invest in your safety. Until 31 May 2023, the ADSB grant scheme provides a 50% rebate (capped to $5000) on the purchase cost and installation of eligible devices, including the Microair T2000ADSB Transponder.

Expected to replace surface-based radar technology, ADSB takes human error out of the ‘see and avoid’ principle of flying, especially for owners of recreational and experimental aircraft. Microair’s ADSB Out transponder ensures your light aircraft can be seen at all times — so you can fly on with confidence.

Because of these safety benefits, ADSB transponders are already mandatory in aircraft flying under instrument flight rules (IFR), reducing the risk of mid-air collision in Australian skies. While not yet required for visual flight rules (VFR) aircraft operators flying below 10,000 feet, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) recommends taking advantage of the ADSB subsidy while it is available.

In a recent media release, ATSB Chief Commissioner Angus Mitchell noted, ‘The use of ADSB with a cockpit display or an electronic flight bag application showing traffic information greatly improves a pilot’s situational awareness and enhances the safety of their flight.’

Designed and manufactured in Queensland, the T2000ADSB is a lightweight transponder with low power requirements. There is also an upgrade version available that is plug-and-play compatible with Microair’s existing T2000SLF series transponder.

Microair has been challenging the status quo with their world-class avionics solutions for over 25 years, helping your dreams take flight. More information on how to upgrade your light aircraft to Microair’s new T2000ADSB Transponder and take advantage of the government rebate at 

Learn more about the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADSB) Rebate Program, available until 31 May 2023 (or earlier, if funding is exhausted): Find out more

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