Appareo Expands AML-STC for Stratus ADS-B Transponders

FARGO, North Dakota (November 1, 2018) — Appareo has received FAA approval of an expanded Approved Model List (AML) for the company’s Stratus ADS-B Out transponders. The AML-STC for Stratus ES/ESG now includes 219 aircraft, including popular Cessna, Piper, and Mooney models, as well as Cirrus SR20 and SR22, Beechcraft 33, 35, 36, and Diamond … Read More

New Stratus Transponder Integrates with Garmin and Avidyne Navigators for 2020 Compliance

Meet the newest addition to the Stratus family of cost-effective, easily-installed certified avionics for general aviation: Stratus ES ADS-B Out transponder ($2,495 Introductory MSRP). Stratus ES was designed without GPS in order to provide affordable ADS-B Out to aircraft that are already equipped with WAAS GPS. Stratus ES will make an aircraft rule-compliant when paired … Read More

New Stratus Transponder Integrates with Garmin and Avidyne Navigators for 2020 Compliance

Stratus ES provides a cost-effective ADS-B Out solution for aircraft already equipped with WAAS GPS   FARGO, North Dakota (July 24, 2017) — Appareo today announced another addition to its Stratus family of cost-effective, easily-installed certified avionics for general aviation. Just like Stratus ESG, the company’s flagship transponder, the new Stratus ES is a certified … Read More

Want to install Stratus ES/ESG, but don’t see your airplane on our STC list?

Not to worry — we have good news. Even while we’re building our STC AML, you’ll have no trouble getting Stratus ES or Stratus ESG installed in your Part 23 aircraft, based on our lead STC. The FAA created a policy to make it simple to use the lead STC to install ADS-B Out equipment … Read More

The first 24 hours: one pilot’s experience with Stratus ESGi

Jeff Jacobs has been flying with a Stratus receiver in his Cessna 172 since 2012. Last week he became 2020-compliant after installing Stratus ESGi, which is the Stratus ESG certified transponder paired with a non-certified receiver. The system provides both ADS-B OUT to comply with the 2020 mandate, and ADS-B IN to display weather, traffic and AHRS … Read More

Video: How old is the transponder in your airplane?

Jeff Johnson, one of Appareo’s many pilots, was flying his Mooney aircraft when the Mode C transponder failed mid-flight and grounded his family far from home. Jeff discovered that transponders built before 1995 most likely have a cavity tube — similar to the technology in older radios and televisions — and that is the primary source of … Read More