Flying Colours receives approval from EASA for ADS-B Out installation on Bombardier Challenger 300
With the mandatory equipping of ADS-B OUT for aircraft flying in controlled European airspace only two years away, Flying Colours Corp. has secured approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to install the tracking technology on Bombardier Challenger 300 airframes operating within its jurisdiction.
The announcement, made just ahead of EBACE 2018, follows hard on the heels of gaining the same approval from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and complements the existing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval issued in 2017.
Flying Colours already holds supplemental type certificates for the installation of ADS-B Out equipment installation on Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605), from the FAA, EASA, and TCCA.
Flying Colours will maximize the latest approval during EBACE at Booth W105 when the executive team will outline key considerations and recommendations for ADS-B Out installations to delegates.
To date, Flying Colours has installed more than 30 ADS-B Out solutions on a variety of aircraft types, including 20 Challenger 604s in its home territory of North America.
It has prepared for the uptick in installation demand by investing in additional equipment, inventory and team members to boost its ADS-B Out installations by approximately 30 percent.
The business currently has a capacity for seven to 10 installations per month across its two North American facilities with the St. Louis, KSUS facility operating 24/7 shifts to meet the demand.
As a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility, the business has extensive maintenance experience on the Challenger 300 model and is well positioned to offer efficient, cost-effective flight deck and cabin upgrades on the model.
Flying Colours has already received inquiries from European owners sourcing major flight deck and cabin upgrades.
“We want to try and future proof the aircraft by giving owners the best advice in terms of avionics upgrades. For some European customers it is more attractive, and often more cost efficient, to bring their aircraft to our facilities to have maintenance, installation, and interior upgrades all conducted under a single roof,” explained Flying Colours director of sales Kevin Kliethermes.
C&L Aviation teams with Elliot Aviation
C&L Aviation Group recently installed the first Garmin ADS-B Out solution for a Honeywell Primus II-equipped Hawker 800XP, which was done in cooperation with Elliot Aviation at C&L’s Bangor, Maine, facility, and it complies with the FAA 2020 ADS-B Mandate and DO-260B standards. As a distributor for Garmin International, C&L offers its customers the full line of Garmin products – including ADS-B upgrades, communications, navigation equipment and full-glass cockpits – to support corporate aircraft owners.
“This response from Braun Aviation is what we want each and every one of our customers to say after having a project completed at C&L Aviation Services,” said Ron Jennings, Regional Sales Manager for Corporate Aircraft at C&L Aviation. “This particular project was truly a team effort, including Maintenance, Interior, and avionics, showing just how much C&L can do at its facility.”
American Airlines To Equip A321s with ACSS’s ADS-B In
American Airlines has decided to equip its fleet of Airbus A321s with the SafeRoute Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) In system from L3-Thales partnership ACSS, the companies announced Wednesday. The suite includes supporting Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) processors and displays. ACSS already provides the technology for American’s Airbus A330 fleet.
SafeRoute uses ADS-B technology to increase safety and efficiencies for flight operations, including Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) for enhanced traffic situational awareness; CDTI Assisted Visual Separation (CAVS); and an initial version of Interval Management, an application that supports aircraft spacing management.
American Airlines’ ADS-B In equipage will support an ACSS/FAA agreement to implement the SafeRoute suite in the U.S. National Airspace System and to gather, analyze, and report ADS-B In application benefits.
ACSS’s SafeRoute uses ADS-B In technology to improve situational awareness for pilots and improve the aircraft’s operating efficiency during takeoff, en route, approach, and landing. The initial Interval Management application aids efficiency by allowing aircraft to achieve and maintain desired spacing intervals. Combining Optimized Profile Descent procedures with SafeRoute’s initial Interval Management application decreases low-level vectoring and increases arrival performance, resulting in reduced noise, emissions, and fuel burn.
FAA Certified Equipment List (as of 1-May-2018)
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