Straight Talk About FANS
FANS Table of Contents
- What are FANS 1/A & CPDLC?
- FANS 1/A Overview
- Equipment Diagrams
- Operational Facts
- Benefits of CPDLC
- Locations Using FANS 1/A
- FANS 1/A Regulation & Certification
- Key Terms
As Next Generation initiatives continue to become a reality in the aviation community, more operators really want to know what these initiatives are and what they mean to the individual operator. The question always comes down to value; if I need to upgrade my aircraft, what am I getting for the sometimes substantial investment?
Unfortunately there is no one answer, just like there is no one solution, and the value may change depending upon the solution that makes the most sense for the aircraft. When it comes to FANS 1/A the question can be murky because there are a lot of variables to deal with. There is no one avionics solution that will fit every aircraft, and often it takes a variety of avionics solutions to come up with the final solution that will allow an aircraft to become compliant.
With the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) need to roll out a Next Generation Air Traffic Control system, EASA mandating Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) and with the best oceanic routes going to FANS compliant aircraft, there are many operators wondering what each of the FAA’s NextGen systems are and how they can be used, the implications of cost and even if there is a solution for their aircraft. While there are no easy answers in the retrofit market, this publication is meant to help clarify FANS 1/A for those operators.
At Duncan Aviation, we consider ourselves to be on the cutting edge of all avionics technology, and the subject of FANS 1/A is no different. We have done ample research and talked with hundreds of our customers to develop the most valuable information we can provide.
In addition to this publication about FANS 1/A, our team of avionics experts have developed Straight Talk booklets for NextGen and other systems including Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). Visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/straighttalk for more information.
As always, we look to improve ourselves and our knowledge. Feel free to contact our avionics experts to answer any of your questions and talk about your challenges when the subject arises.
- Duncan Aviation Avionics Sales Team
|Chene, Adrian - Avionics Tech Rep - Battle Creek, MI (BTL). Aviation professional since 1996.
Airframes: Astra, Challenger, Citation, Embraer, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker, Learjet, Westwind
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|Conlin, Loren - Systems Engineer - Battle Creek, MI (BTL). Aviation professional since 1996.
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|Jardee, Donald - Certification Engineer - Battle Creek, MI (BTL). Aviation professional since 1976.
Direct: +1 269.565.3550
|Mapes, Patrick - Assistant Manager, Avionics - Battle Creek, MI (BTL). Aviation professional since 1997.
Direct: +1 269.969.8450
|Morgan, Mike - Engineering Team Lead - Battle Creek, MI (BTL). Aviation professional since 1986.
Direct: +1 269.968.8630
|Vena, Justin - Avionics Installations Sales Rep. - Battle Creek, MI (BTL). Aviation professional since 1988.
Airframes: Astra, Citation, Falcon, Gulfstream
Direct: +1 269.968.8789
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