LINCOLN, NEB. — In an effort to help business jet operators more easily meet the upcoming Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate and prevent potential operational disruption for their customers, Duncan Aviation and GE Aviation have collaborated to provide ADS-B benefits to GE’s OnPoint℠ engine service customers through Duncan Aviation’s nationwide full-service and satellite avionics facilities.
Under this new program for OnPoint customers, installation labor related to ADS-B upgrades and engine prognostics hardware is discounted under OnPoint service agreements. GE offers Prognostic Health Management PLUS, an engine prognostic health management solution that facilitates more advanced monitoring and analyses of engine performance and provides Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) safety services. New OnPoint customers are also eligible to receive these discounts for engine monitoring and ADS-B.
“The assurance that all OnPoint customers meet ADS-B compliance and have the added benefit of the latest engine diagnostic technology upgrades is vitally important to us,” says Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation and Integrated Systems organization. “As part of our service commitment, GE has carefully selcted Duncan Aviation as a collaborator to be the one-stop service provider for bundled mandatory upgrades and digital service enhancements.”
GE chose Duncan Aviation in part because of its excellent industry reputation, its technical expertise and its numerous locations and make/model capabilities, Mottier says.
Duncan Aviation anticipates upcoming avionics labor and hangar capacity shortages as the industry works through the mandated ADS-B upgrades and modifications. Duncan Aviation has access to or holds 42 FAA-approved solutions for ADS-B, which allows the company to perform upgrades on more than 100 aircraft models. In addition, Duncan Aviation is the only Rockwell Collins-authorized facility that can perform repairs and upgrades to the TDR-94 and TDR-94D transponders required to comply with the ADS-B mandate. Duncan Aviation also has NXT-700 transponders in stock and holds or has access to FANS solutions for 24 aircraft models.
“Customers are able to comply with ADS-B mandates and add predictive engine maintenance during one service visit no longer than two weeks,” says Mark Francetic, Duncan Aviation Regional Avionics Sales Manager.
For more information about Duncan Aviation’s avionics services, visit Duncan Aviation at booth #C9125 during this year’s NBAA convention from October 10-12, in Las Vegas, Nevada, or watch for announcements at www.DuncanAviation.aero/nbaa.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world's Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.
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