ACSS Delivers 5,000th ADS-B Compliant Mode S Transponder in NXT-600/-700/-800™ Family

PHOENIX, March 27, 2018 – ACSS, an L3 and Thales Company, announced today that it has delivered the 5,000th production unit in its NXT-600/-700/-800™ Mode S Transponder family. The NXT Mode S Transponders provide commercial and military aircraft and helicopters with the capabilities to operate in the Next-Generation Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) airspace.

“This significant milestone demonstrates our proven industrial capabilities and the performance of the NXT transponder family in providing ADS-B Out compliant solutions,” said Terry Flaishans, President of ACSS. “NXTs have been delivered to operators worldwide since the beginning of production in 2014, helping them equip their aircraft and meet the ADS-B compliance mandate set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other regulatory bodies.”

With three options, the NXT Mode S Transponders meet the demands of air transport, regional and business jet aircraft, as well as those of helicopters, transmitting precise position, speed and intent data. The FAA ADS-B Out 2020 mandate requires all affected aircraft categories to be equipped with compliant Mode S transponders.

About ACSS
Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS), 70 percent owned by L3 and 30 percent owned by Thales, is a joint venture managed by L3’s Commercial Aviation Solutions sector. ACSS designs and manufactures products for all aircraft and helicopter segments, and supports products for air transport and regional airlines, business aviation, and helicopter, General Aviation (GA) and military aircraft operators. ACSS produces avionics systems that increase safety, situational awareness and efficiency for commercial and military flight operators. More than 75,000 ACSS products are operating in commercial, corporate and military aircraft. Thales Avionics is the exclusive air transport sales and support agent of ACSS products. For information about ACSS, visit For information about Thales Avionics, visit

About Thales
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

About L3 Technologies
Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at

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