Duncan Aviation Updates Its ADS-B Straight Talk Book

Duncan Aviation updates its Straight Talk book in January 2018 on automatic dependent surveilance-broadcast (ADS-B), one of the FAA’s mandated NextGen upgrades, providing practical information about all aspects of ADS-B for owners and operators of business jets.

The Straight Talk book was originally written in February 2015 and is periodically updated by a team of Duncan Aviation’s knowledgeable avionics professionals.

The FAA’s January 1, 2020, deadline for upgrading to ADS-B-compliant equipment gets closer every day, and there are still several thousand owners and operators who need to make the necessary equipment upgrades to their aircraft. Flying without ADS-B after midnight on January 1, 2020, will be fraught with limitations.

To date, Duncan Aviation has brought more than 500 aircraft into compliance with the FAA’s ADS-B mandate. All of the Duncan Aviation full-service facilities (Battle Creek, MI; Lincoln, NE; and Provo, UT) and every Duncan Aviation Satellite Avionics Shop throughout the country have performed installations and upgrades.

“Duncan Aviation is the industry leader when it comes to ADS-B upgrades, as we’ve done hundreds of them across all airframe types. As such, our ears are constantly listening so we can find and provide the most cost-effective solutions for these ADS-B upgrades,” says Regional Avionics Sales manager, Mark Francetic. “Equipment costs are rising, but Duncan Aviation’s innovations are helping keep costs down and, in many cases, lower than our competitors. Call to find out what options are available for your aircraft.”

Additionally, the Duncan Aviation Engineering & Certification department has been developing supplemental type certificates (STCs) for various equipment and aircraft to give aircraft owner/operators as much choice regarding ADS-B equipment as possible. The company now holds or has access to 42 STCs for FAA-approved ADS-B solutions, which allows the company to perform upgrades on more than 100 aircraft models. In addition, Duncan Aviation is the only Rockwell Collins-authorized facility that can perform repairs and upgrades to the TDR-94 and TDR-94D transponders required to comply with the ADS-B mandate. Duncan Aviation also holds or has access to FANS solutions for 24 aircraft models. As needed, Duncan Aviation plans to seek foreign validations for the NextGen STCs the company holds.

As the final 24 months until the deadline tick down, Duncan Aviation encourages its customers to schedule a time now to upgrade their aircraft for ADS-B.

Download a copy of Duncan Aviation’s ADS-B Straight Talk book (www.duncanaviation.aero/resources/straight-talk/ads-b) today or visit Duncan Aviation’s ADS-B NOW website (www.duncanaviation.aero/services/avionics-installation/adsb) to find out what you need to make sure your aircraft is in compliance with the FAA’s ADS-B mandate.

To schedule a time at one of Duncan Aviation’s more than 26 Satellite Avionics Shops or Workaway Stations, call the Duncan Aviation Satellite Avionics Shop nearest you (www.duncanaviation.aero/locations/#satellites) or call Regional Avionics Sales Manager Mark Francetic (702.303.4888). The experienced Satellite Avionics Technicians will often perform the upgrades at customers’ hangars while the aircraft are down for maintenance, but call to sync schedules.

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