L-3 Avionics Skywatch 497 Collision Avoidance System
- 5 Year Warranty
- Features and Benefits
- Display Options
Safety in Numbers
For nearly 15 years, pilots have trusted SkyWatch® Collision Avoidance Systems to help them fly safely. SkyWatch was the first active collision avoidance system certified for General Aviation (GA). More than 15,000 systems are installed in aircraft ranging from single engine airplanes to helicopters to luxury business jets. Whether displaying on a dedicated display or on your MFD, SkyWatch has you covered. And with an unmatched 5-Year Warranty and years of collision avoidance development, SkyWatch is the original “No Compromise” collision avoidance system.
SkyWatch Series Key Features
- Self-calibrating antenna constantly maintains the bearing accuracy of tracked targets and offers the most precise traffic positioning information
- Verbal Intruder Positioning (VIP) announces range, bearing and relative altitude of intruder aircraft through the cockpit’s audio system
- Unmatched 5-Year Warranty
- “Look Up/Look Down” altitude display modes highlight specific layers of relative altitude range — useful during climbs, descents and takeoff
- Optional bottom mount antenna installation, useful for helicopter applications
- Integrates with Stormscope Lightning Detection Systems
SkyWatch has reigned as a leader in GA traffic systems for over a decade. Whether displaying on a dedicated display or on your MFD, SkyWatch has you covered.
- Tracks 10 targets out 11 nmi*, updates every second
- Operating altitude of 55,000 ft with a vertical scan range of /- 9,900 ft
- Internal fan keeps the system cool in the harshest of environments
- Synchro Heading or ARINC 429 digital input offers greater targeting accuracy than the competition
* Depending on Display
Powerful and Built to Outperform
Designed to be powerful yet easy on the budget, SkyWatch is the ideal traffic advisory system for general aviation, fixed wing and helicopter applications. SkyWatch monitors the airspace around an aircraft and indicates where to look for nearby transponder-equipped aircraft that may pose a collision threat — providing the “big picture” in traffic awareness at a fraction of the cost of TCAS. After receiving replies to its Mode C type interrogations, the SkyWatch system computes the responding aircraft’s range, bearing, relative altitude and closure rate — predicting potential traffic conflicts within an eleven mile range. Aural traffic alerts are annunciated through the aircraft’s existing audio system, and visual targets are displayed using TCAS-like symbols
Exclusive 5-Year Warranty
L-3 is proud to offer a ** 5-YEAR WARRANTY ** on all SkyWatch systems! Why settle for a couple of years when you can fly with peace of mind at a set cost of $0 to maintain the SkyWatch for 5 years?
How does L-3 do it? Their many years of experience in building robust and dependable avionics have enabled them to offer this exclusive warranty when others offer less than half the coverage. With over 15,000 systems delivered in the past 15 years, Skywatch is the original "No Compromise" Collision Avoidance System. SkyWatch components such as cooling fans, antennas and circuit boards are built to a higher standard, enabling us to stand behind our product long after the competition has expired.
And to provide the best possible experience for their customers, L-3 has expanded their loaner and exchange pool to provide NEXT BUSINESS DAY loaners and exchanges to support the SkyWatch and SkyWatch HP products. They are also working toward significantly reducing turn-times for repair of SkyWatch products. When a repair (warranty or non-warranty) does not meet your customer’s needs, ask for a next day loaner or exchange!
SKYWATCH 497 FEATURES & BENEFITS:
> Verbal Intruder Positioning (VIP) announces
range, bearing and relative altitude of intruder
aircraft through cockpit’s audio system
> Active surveillance range out to 11 nm* that operates independently of radar coverage
> Displays traffic onto almost any electronic cockpit display
> Tracks up to 30 aircraft simultaneously displaying eight or more of the most threatening*
> “Look Up/Look Down” altitude display modes highlight specific layers of relative altitude— useful during climbs, descents and takeoff
> Optional bottom mount antenna installation, useful for helicopter applications
* Depending on display capability
“TRAFFIC, TRAFFIC - 5 O’CLOCK LOW - 2 MILES”
Designed to be powerful and reliable, the SkyWatch 497 is the ideal traffic advisory system for general aviation, fixed-wing and helicopter applications. SkyWatch monitors the airspace around an aircraft and indicates where to look for nearby transponder-equipped aircraft that may pose a collision threat, providing the “big picture” in traffic awareness at a fraction of the cost of TCAS.
After receiving replies to its Mode C type interrogations, the SkyWatch system computes the responding aircraft’s range, bearing, relative altitude and closure rate - predicting potential traffic conflicts within an eleven-mile range. Aural traffic alerts are annunciated through the aircraft’s existing audio system, and visual targets are displayed using TCAS-like symbols on a variety of digital cockpit displays including ARINC 429 EFIS displays.
The SkyWatch system’s antenna was designed to TCAS specifications for GA aircraft. Not only does the single antenna reduce installation costs, but the performance meets or exceeds that of dual antenna systems.
SkyWatch’s antenna also reduces the number of holes in your aircraft’s skin as well as interference to/from other antennas. Unique to the SkyWatch antenna is a self-test and calibration feature that constantly maintains the bearing accuracy of tracked targets. With it, the SkyWatch system offers the most precise traffic positioning information, updated every second on your display.
Whether you are a commercial pilot flying an all glass cockpit or a General Aviation pilot with a traditional panel, SkyWatch makes a model to suit your needs. Whether viewing on a dedicated display or overlaying the information on a moving map, SkyWatch offers the most display options of any collision avoidance system. SkyWatch is certified and flying with almost every display manufacturer. The list is growing everyday, so please call your L-3 Avionics Systems representative at 1-800-253-9525 to find out if your display will support SkyWatch.
Apollo MX-20, UPSAT MX-20, Goodrich i-linc
Aspen Evolution Flight Display Systems
Avidyne FlightMax MFD Series, Entegra, EX500, EX5000, Multi-Hazard Display MHD
Bendix King KMD-850, 550
Chelton Flight Systems FlightLogic Synthetic Vision EFIS
CMC Electronics' SmartDeck
Garmin GTN series, G1000, GNS400/500 Series, G500, G500H and G600 models, GMX-200
Moving Terrain Air Navigation Systems
Rockwell Collins ProLine IV and Proline 21
Select Radar Indicators - Most Radar indicators using the RGC-350