Save panel space
For the first time it is possible to combine the control of a radio and an external MODE-S transponder into two compact 57mm instruments. To facilitate this, a mode-S transponder (the AIR Avionics VT-01 main unit) can be connected to two AIR Control Display's. Panel space is precious, displays get larger, and an ever growing number of instruments needs to fit into shrinking panels. AIR COM comes to rescue. Directly connecting the mode-S transponder and radio remote unit to both AIR Control Display's means that both instruments together only need a single small 57mm cutout in the front and rear panels. This is a big step towards more panel space and saves costs. This is also a big advantage for clubs and commercial operators by having a second Air Control unit in the rear seat panel so the instructor can also select and monitor the radio and transponder functions. No explaining to the front seat passenger how to change channels or transponder squawk code.