The technology company TQ, which has established a reputation as a meeting the highest quality in engineering and precision products, will debut two of their general aviation product ranges for the EAA AirVenture audience this year. One is an ADS-B transponder in the final stages of certification and the other is a VHF Transceiver that has become very popular in Europe.
The KTX2, a new Mode S transponder, meets the ETSO/TSO requirements and is expected to be certified according to EASA standards by the end of this year. The unit is very light and has low power consumption. It can be installed in either a 6¼” radio stack opening or in a 2¼” round panel hole. The units have bright digital read-outs that are easy to read, even in bright sunlight. TQ developed the product to give aircraft owners a reasonably priced option for meeting the 2020 ADS-B mandate.
The company has chosen to utilize 1090ES technology, based on modern Mode S transponders, in their KTX2. Installation of this technology simply requires connecting the KTX2 to an existing antenna and adding an appropriate WAAS GPS source.
The KRT2 VHF transceiver has already been installed in over ten thousand aircraft across Europe. It features an integrated intercom, a dual watch mode (the pilot can monitor two frequencies at the same time) and it has 100 memory slots for preferred frequencies that tie in with airport identifiers. The radio can be updated with new software at any time. Like the transponder, the KRT2 features digital electronics which make it light, compact and reliable. TQ will exhibit at the EAA AirVenture Convention in Oshkosh this summer, July 23 to 29. TQ will be located in Hangar B, Booth 2106/7.
As manufacturer of advanced electronics the German TQ-Group provides a complete spectrum of services, ranging from concept and design through to manufacturing of finished products. TQ’s customized development and production assemblies are used by a number of industries, including aviation, medical, automation and robotics.
On the heels of more than 20 years of continual growth, the TQ-Group now employs nearly 1,600 professionals at 14 locations throughout Germany, Switzerland, China and the United States. The Group is committed to maintaining the highest standards of German engineering. Through its business unit TQ-Aviation, the Group has been serving the aviation sector for over 15 years, delivering advanced electronic products to well-known aircraft manufacturers and airlines. TQ-Aviation products perform tasks in engine control, cabin management and cabin control, air conditioning and wastewater management, as well as exterior and interior lighting and freight control. The acquisition in 2016 of leading European avionics manufacturer Dittel has enabled TQ to expand its core capabilities and expertise, while substantially enhancing its R&D resources. In 2017, TQ received Design and Production Organizations Approval from the LBA/EASA, confirming the outstanding quality of its certified avionics products.
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