Wichita, Kansas—Cobham AvComm, has announced today that the Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Test Option for the recently released ATC-5000NG NextGen Transponder Test Set is now ready for delivery on new test set orders. Fielded units can be upgraded to include the new DME option.

DME still plays a fundamental role in aviation by determining distance, or slant range, from the aircraft to the ground station. With the DME option installed, the ATC-5000NG can be used by repair shops and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to test DME airborne systems by emulating a ground station.

Designed for engineering development, design validation, manufacturing and return-to-service test applications, the ATC-5000NG is the replacement product for the legacy SDX-2000 and the ATC-1400A/S-1403DL test sets. The software defined radio architecture supports more transponder RTCA (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) DO-181E test capability than the legacy products did and has new capability needed to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen test requirements including ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) RTCA DO-260B and UAT (Universal Access Transceiver) RTCA DO-282.

“We are excited that through our 2015 launch of the ATC-5000NG, we are helping our customers prepare for the FAA’s NextGen and Europe’s SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Air Traffic Control (ATC) Modernization projects. Now with the release of the DME Option, we will be satisfying yet another market need,” said Guy Hill, Director of Avionics Test Products for Cobham AvComm.

Price and Availability
The new DME Test Option is now available and can be ordered as Option 01 (ATCNGOPT01). Fielded units will be returned to the factory for an upgrade. For more information about pricing, send a request for quote to AvComm.Sales@cobham.com or to a distributor in your area. Visit the website www.cobham.com/avcomm for a list of distributors.

About Cobham
Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into customer needs and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems in harsh environments across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting the growing demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth.

Employing more than 12,000 people on five continents, the Group has customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.

About Cobham AvComm
Improving your operational efficiency with faster on-site test solutions.

We are a global leader in avionics, communications and synthetic test, monitoring and control for commercial, government and military applications.

Our integrated, portable solutions enable our customers to carry out simultaneous testing on-site, reducing downtime of mission critical platforms and increasing operational efficiency. 

FOR PRINT AND ONLINE RELEASE: April 11, 2016
For more information, contact:

Cobham AvComm
Sarah Riekena
+1 913 324 3130
Sarah.Riekena@cobham.com

Cobham AvComm
Jeff Coltvet
+1 913 324 3118
Jeff.Coltvet@cobham.com