So I have a friend that works for a company that owns a Cessna Citation. His company is looking to comply with the ADS-B regulations. He has been given the task of making a business case for actually doing this, but so far the only thing he's turning up is companies that want to sell the Garmin solution (GTX-345).
The specific questions:
- Are there other manufacturers of ADS-B equipment that are recommended (by AOPA, FAA, or any other respectable group)?
- What companies (again, respectable) would do installations? Maybe towards the Northeast since that's where he is located.
- What sort of considerations do you have to look out for in upgrading to ADS-B? I am assuming it's a transponder replacement that you end up doing, but it also has to tie into a bunch of other equipment. What are the gotchas?