Duncan Aviation Installs ADS-B Equipment in Challenger 850 SE

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce the upgrade and installation of ADS-B Out avionics equipment on a Challenger 850 SE, which was an industry first in the United States. The Duncan Aviation Satellite Avionics Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, upgraded the displays, GPS sensors, and software in the cockpit before upgrading the Rockwell Collins TDR-94D transponder, bringing the aircraft into compliance with the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate, which has a mandate coming due in fewer than 36 months.

Using the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approved for use in the United States by the FAA and developed by Avmax, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and the STC for Wide Area Augmentation System/Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS/LPV) developed by Rockwell Collins, the Las Vegas shop readied the Challenger for WAAS/LPV and then performed the upgrades necessary for ADS-B Out.

“In addition to satisfying the mandated requirements for ADS-B Out, the techs at the Las Vegas shop saved our customer downtime and money by combining the upgrades and accomplishing the entire installation in the customer’s hangar in three weeks,” says Regional Avionics Sales Manager Mark Francetic.

Lyn Johnson, Director of Maintenance for Gaughan Flying in Las Vegas, downs his aircraft only once each year for maintenance. For convenience, and to get the best prices, he decided to complete all of the mandated upgrades at the same time.

“Prices will go up, so we decided not to wait,” says Johnson. “It was all on time and on budget, and everything works! That’s why I’ve done business with the Duncan Aviation’s Las Vegas Satellite Shop since it opened in 1995, and that’s why I’ll continue to go back. Everything works as advertised, just like everything Duncan Aviation does.”

In addition to the Avionics Satellite Shop in Las Vegas, Duncan Aviation has a network of more than 24 Satellite Shops located within an hour of the 25 busiest airports in the United States (www.DuncanAviation.aero/locations/#satellites).

“Eighteen of our Satellite Avionics Shops are more than just nearby; they actually have hangars at18 of the busiest airports, giving our customers convenient, easy-to-access locations around the country,” says Matt Nelson. “Our customers can trust Duncan Aviation and any of its locally managed, brick-and-mortar Satellite Shops with all of their avionics needs. Now, with the mandate deadline for ADS-B Out rapidly approaching, we’d like our customers to know they can trust us with their ADS-B needs, as well. We’ve installed ADS-B equipment on everything from Cessna 172s to Boeing Business Jets (BBJs).”

Many Duncan Aviation customers have said they’re not quite ready to select and install the avionics equipment necessary to comply with the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate. They have simultaneously expressed concern regarding the potential scarcity of capacity at service centers once they are ready. To help alleviate this uncertainty, Duncan Aviation has allocated two slots per month at every Duncan Aviation Satellite Avoinics Shop in the country, exclusively for ADS-B installations through December 31, 2019. Contact the Duncan Aviation Satellite Shop nearest you, one of our Duncan Aviation Avionics Installation Team Members (www.DuncanAviation.aero/services/avionics-installation/contacts) or call +1 402.475.2611 for more information about ADS-B upgrades and Duncan Aviation’s new slot reservation program.

About Avmax Group Inc.

Our vision at Avmax Group Inc. (“Avmax”) is to simplify our customers’ aviation needs through dependable, globally integrated services with trusted results. Established in 1976, our locations include: Calgary (HQ), Vancouver and Winnipeg in Canada, Great Falls and Jacksonville in the USA, Nairobi in Kenya and N’Djamena in Chad. Avmax offers the following capabilities: Aircraft Leasing, Airline Operations, Avionics, Component Repairs, Engineering, MRO, Paint and Spares. Avmax’s engineering division is a Transport Canada authorized Design Approval Organization (DAO). Powering Simplicity in Aviation, contact Avmax at www.Avmax.com

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations. 

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero

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