Exelis Airport Vehicle Transmitter FAA-Certified; Ted Carniol Comments

Exelis LogoThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has certified an ITT Exelis vehicle movement area transmitter as compliant with agency standards on installation in airport vehicles and maintenance.

V-MAT is also compliant with FAA standards on the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system, the agency’s satellite-based successor to radar and part of its NextGen program, Exelis said Monday.

Ted Carniol, head of commercial aviation solutions at Exelis, said the company collaborated with the FAA, Massachusetts Port Authority and the FreeFlight Systems vehicle unit manufacturer to achieve the certification.

Carniol added V-MAT is intended airfield operations such as construction, snow removal and other aircraft emergencies.

Exelis said the transmitter is the first device to be certified under the FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5220-26, the agency’s regulation for proper installation and configuration of devices in airport vehicles.

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