Apply soon for 8.33kHz radio grants

Trig 8.33kHz TY97 radio

The deadline for equipping your aircraft with an 8.33kHz radio is fast approaching – December 2017. And now the transition from existing 25kHz radios has become a lot less painful thanks to €4.3m of grants from the EU, the CAA confirmed today.

The CAA applied to the EU for €4.3m funding to encourage the timely transition of the UK GA fleet from existing 25 kHz radios to 8.33kHz equipment.  That application was for the maximum permitted grant of 20 per cent of the estimated total cost of 8.33kHz equipage.

The CAA will now be working closely with the UK GA member associations and representatives to distribute the funds to aircraft owners. More details on how that will work in practice will be released shortly.

Tony Rapson, Head of the GA Unit said, “We are delighted our application for radio funding was successful. This will go some way to easing the burden for aircraft owners converting to 8.33kHz equipage in the UK and continues to demonstrate our commitment to get the best deal possible for the UK GA community.”

CAA 8.33kHz transition

Trig TY96 and TY97 radios receive EASA certification

Trig 8.33 radiosMeanwhile, Trig’s latest radios, the TY96 and TY97 (pictured above and top), received EASA certification on 8 July 2016. Both radios are slimline units covering both 25kHz and 8.33kHz radio frequency splits. The TY96 is a 10-watt unit intended for general aviation and light sport applications. The TY97 TY97 is a 16 watt certified radio, designed for high performance aircraft with a 28 volt power supply.

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