Duncan Aviation Reminds European Operators About Upcoming ADS-B Mandates
As the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA’s) deadline for upgrading to automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) quickly approaches, Duncan Aviation reminds European operators to plan for these upgrades as soon as possible.
Owner/operators who need to retrofit their aircraft have until midnight on June 6, 2020, to meet the terms of the mandate. Aircraft must be equipped with a GPS position source (such as a certified WAAS GPS antenna) and a 1090-megahertz Mode S extended squitter transponder to relay the information to air traffic control (ATC).
Duncan Aviation is encouraging its European, Middle Eastern and African-based (EMEA) customers to contact its alliance partner, JetSupport, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and schedule their upgrades as soon as possible in order to avoid the last-minute rush. As the deadline nears, hangar space and skilled avionics technicians will be at a premium, and costs will likely rise.
The company would also like to remind EMEA owners and operators that after midnight on December 31, 2019, their aircraft must have functioning ADS-B equipment if they intend to fly in United States airspace. The FAA’s ADS-B mandate deadline is several months earlier than the EASA deadline. For its European-based customers who are planning to travel to the United States, Duncan Aviation has satellite avionics shops and workaway stations located at busy airports throughout the United States (www.duncanaviation.aero/locations/#satellites), and its skilled avionics techs have already performed hundreds of ADS-B upgrades.
Recently, Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification department received approvals from three civil aviation authorities for its supplemental type certificates (STCs) ST01810WI and ST01811WI which upgrade the Honeywell Primus II system for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast out (ADS-B) in Cessna 560/560XL and Hawker 800/800XP aircraft, respectively. Approved by the FAA in December 2015, the STCs have also been accepted by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Mexico’s Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) and the 27-member nations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Additionally, the Duncan Aviation Engineering & Certification department has been developing STCs for various equipment and aircraft to give aircraft owners/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 equipment, which allows the company to perform upgrades on more than 100 aircraft models. The company’s NextGen Solutions database can be used to see which STCs and ADS-B equipment are available for a specific aircraft at www.DuncanAviation.aero/services/avionics-installation/nextgen-solutions.
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