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Duncan Aviation’s Amended Gogo AVANCE L5 STCs Now Cover AVANCE L3 and SCS

In June 2020, Duncan Aviation announced that it had partnered with Gogo Business Aviation to provide new installation options for the Gogo AVANCE L3 and the Gogo AVANCE Smart Cabin System (SCS). The Engineering & Certification Services teams at Duncan Aviation updated three existing Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Gogo AVANCE L5 Wi-Fi system so customers will be able to use those STCs to install the AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi system or a standalone SCS on the following aircraft: • Gulfstream GIV and GIV-X • Bombardier Challenger 300 and 350 • Bombardier Challenger CL-650, CL-605, CL-604, CL-601-3A and CL-601-3R
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Duncan Aviation’s Houston Satellite Shop Relocates

In the midst of a full schedule and the holiday season, Duncan Aviation’s team at its Houston Satellite Shop packed up its tools, equipment, and crew and moved into a newly constructed, state-of-the art hangar at Wilson Air Center at the William P. Hobby International Airport in Houston, Texas.
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Duncan Aviation Expands Burn Testing Lab

Construction on the new Flammability Lab at the Duncan Aviation full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, will be completed next week. Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services is not only expanding the size of its Burn Lab, it is also expanding its testing capabilities to include the NexGen or Sonic Burner test (also known as the FAR 25.853 (c) Fire-Blocking test).
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Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services Releases Two STCs for Honeywell Aerospace FMS NZ 6.1.1 & FANS

Duncan Aviation Engineering & Certification Services is pleased to announce it has revised two Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs): One for the Honeywell Flight Management System (FMS) and the other for Future Air Navigation System (FANS). The revisions to the STCs allow Challenger 601 (CL-601-3A/R variant) owner/operators to upgrade their existing NZ-2010 FMS to version 6.1.1.
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Duncan Aviation Receives Overall and North American Bombardier Authorized Service Center Awards

Duncan Aviation was recently recognized by Bombardier for its performance as a top authorized service facility in the support of Bombardier business jet customers. Judged on a set of criteria that included superior quality, performance, and effective customer support, Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Nebraska, facility was named the winner of both the Overall and the North American categories of the 10th Annual Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) Excellence Awards.
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Duncan Aviation Upgrades CMS With Honeywell Ovation Components & Alto Aviation Cadence Switches

Earlier this fall, the capable avionics technicians at Duncan Aviation’s full-service facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, upgraded the Cabin Management System (CMS) for a Challenger 605 with components from the Honeywell Ovation and Cadence switches from Alto Aviation. The owner of the aircraft, who was facing obsolescence issues with his current switches and CMS screens, worked with Duncan Aviation’s Avionics Sales Representative Scott Kruce to select the necessary componenets to upgrade the system.
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Duncan Aviation Develops ACA Ionizer Installation Packages for Challenger Aircraft

As the pandemic continues unabated, Duncan Aviation is doing its part to keep aviation enthusiasts safe in their aircraft. Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) departments created an installation package for the Aviation Clean Air (ACA) ionization system for Challenger 300 and 350 aircraft. The packages include everything necessary for installing the ACA Ionizer system, including the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), the ionizers, and PMA parts kits.
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