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Aviation Alerts and Advisories

GTS Processor Software Version 3.14 for Non-GX000 Integrated Flight Deck Installations Only

PRODUCTS AFFECTED:

All GTS Processor GTS 825/GTS 855/GTS 8000 units (011-02571-0( )) with software version 3.13 (or earlier) and interfaced to a GTN 6XX/7XX, GNS 4XX(W)/5XX(W), GNS 480, G500, G500H, G600, GMX 200, MX20, or other 3rd party flight display systems are affected.

CERTIFICATION AUTHORIZATION:

TSO Authorization

COMPLIANCE:

Mandatory

The FAA issued Airworthiness Directive (AD) mandates that all GTS Processor units (GTS 825/855/8000)
comply within 24 months of the effective date by updating the GTS Processor software to version 3.14 (or
later).

NOTE
Since TAS and TCAS I installations do not exhibit the subject condition, an Alternative
Method of Compliance (AMOC) may be proposed to the FAA describing how the subject
condition is not possible (i.e. if the installation is not TCAS II capable). This would
alleviate the requirement to update software.

 

PURPOSE:

The FAA has issued an AD against all installations using a GTS Processor (GTS 825/855/8000) effective May 17, 2021. The AD (Docket No. FAA-2020-0991) identifies a condition where a false RA could potentially result in loss of separation.

NOTE
The subject condition only affects TCAS II installations, however the AD mandates compliance for all GTS Processor units because some TAS and TCAS I installations are capable of TCAS II with a software enablement.

WARRANTY INFORMATION:

This modification is warranty reimbursable for TCAS II installations only.
Warranty reimbursement deadline is May 31, 2023.