Duncan Aviation Completes First Ever Honeywell NZ-2000 FMS WAAS/LPV Certification
August 11, 2010
LINCOLN, NEB —Duncan Aviation's Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) has just issued the first-ever Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the certification of WAAS/LPV in the Bombardier Challenger 601-3A aircraft. This solution consists of a software upgrade to the Honeywell NZ-2000 Flight Management System (FMS) and the installation of GPS WAAS/LPV receivers. The upgrade provides ILS-like guidance down to near CAT I ILS minimums (as low as 200 feet with 1/2 mile visibility).
"We are very pleased to partner with Honeywell to bring the very first 6.1 software upgrade to the market," said Steve Elofson, Avionics Installation Sales Manager for Duncan Aviation. "We know that there are many Challenger operators who will be upgrading their systems this year and hundreds more operators with Honeywell NZ-2000 systems across multiple jet models that will upgrade in the coming years to take advantage of WAAS/LPV benefits. We are looking forward to our next NZ-2000 WAAS/LPV certification on the Falcon 900B."
In addition to the Challenger 601-3A, Duncan Aviation also holds STCs for WAAS/LPV upgrades on the Learjet 31A , Learjet 45 and Challenger 600/601 aircraft.
To find out more about WAAS/LPV upgrades for your aircraft, please contact any member of the Duncan Aviation Avionics Sales Team at either of Duncan Aviation's full-service locations: Battle Creek, Mich., 800.525.2376 or Lincoln, Neb., 800.228.4277.
For answers to common questions about WAAS/LPV, download Duncan Aviation's "WAAS Answers From Industry Experts" whitepaper. To learn more about WAAS and LPV certification, visit http://www.DuncanAviation.aero/waas.
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 and maintenance, engine services, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems in addition to full paint and interior services and aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at 800.228.1836 or 402.475.4125 (international) who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls.
Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include more than 20 satellite avionics facilities strategically located throughout the United States.
For more information about any of Duncan Aviation's services, contact us at 402.475.2611 or 800.228.4277. Or visit us on the web at www.DuncanAviation.aero.
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