" ‘Eu-CoPa’ transponder response"
This is to answer to pilots flying in the initial, mandatory, mode S civil area in Europe.
(Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg, The Netherlands)
The Garmin GTX 330 will suffice for the required Mode S
(but is not certified yet (of course) for example by the LBA).
The -D / diversity model is only needed for aircraft with a MTOW of 5700 kg / 12000 lbs.
So, this is good news for IFR flyers among us and VFR traffic starting 2008, IF Cirrus is able to equip our planes with the Garmin 330.
Of course another 100 will have to be re-equiped.
Also good news for US pilots wanting to trade up their current transponder to a Garmin 327 !
And the STC for DME / ADF of course also will have to be done for flying / filing IFR.
Jaap SR20 N262CD April 2003
(repost form the members forum for public use)