uAvionix has received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and initial Approved Model List (AML) from the FAA for its tailBeaconX 1090 MHz ADS-B transponder.tailBeaconX replaces a rear navigation light by combining it with ADS-B Out / Mode S transponder, SBAS GPS, antennas, and rear LED position light.The initial STC-AML allows the uAvionix AV-30-C multifunction display to be installed as the control head. In this configuration, the AV-30-C can leverage the SBAS GPS for its GPS track display.tailBeaconX was designed to meet the recent worldwide adoption of both ground and space-based ADS-B for Air Traffic Surveillance, including Canada's upcoming mandate over the next few years.RELATED: Canada will implement space-based ADS-B mandate in 2023Performance requirements set forth by the country "can be met either through antenna diversity (the use of a top and bottom antenna) or with a single antenna that is capable of transmitting both towards the ground and up towards satellites."The AML for tailBeaconX includes over 550 aircraft make and models that the STC is valid on, including most major models from Cessna, Piper, Mooney and Beechcraft. Light twins are expected to be added to the list in the coming months.For the Canadian market, tailBeaconX will be available for an initial 336 models on the FAA AML, whose type certificates were accepted in Canada without the issuance of a TCCA type certificate. STC validation for an additional 56 aircraft models has been filed with Transport Canada and is expected to arrive in the near future.