The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA’s) deadline for upgrading to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is approaching quickly. Owner/operators who need to retrofit their aircraft have until midnight on June 6, 2020, to meet the terms of the mandate. Aircraft must be equipped with a GPS position source (such as a certified WAAS GPS antenna) and a 1090-megahertz Mode S Extended squitter transponder to relay the information to air traffic control (ATC).
Duncan Aviation is encouraging its European, Middle-Eastern and African-based (EMEA) customers to contact its alliance partner JetSupport in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and schedule their upgrades as soon as possible in order to avoid the last-minute rush. As the deadline nears, hangar space and skilled avionics technicians will be at a premium, and costs will likely rise.
Duncan Aviation would also like to remind EMEA owners and operators that after midnight on December 31, 2019, their aircraft must have functioning ADS-B equipment if they intend to fly in United States airspace. The FAA’s ADS-B mandate deadline is several months earlier than the EASA deadline.
For its European-based customers who are planning to travel to the United States, Duncan Aviation is recommending its slot program for ADS-B upgrades. The company has 27 Satellite Avionics Shops and workaway stations located at busy airports throughout the United States (www.duncanaviation.aero/locations/#satellites), and its skilled avionics techs have already performed more than 300 ADS-B upgrades. Reserving a slot guarantees both hangar space and qualified labor resources.
To learn more about Duncan Aviation, visit www.DuncanAviation.aero or stop by Duncan Aviation at stand #G088 at EBACE 2017 held May 22-24 at Palexpo Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland. Visit www.DuncanAviation.aero/ebace to see Duncan Aviation attendees and show announcements.
JetSupport B.V. provides MRO services and support solutions for business aviation, special purpose aircraft and commuter aircraft with focus on flexibility, transparency and providing aircraft/component availability. With over 12,500 sqm of facilities such as hangar space, offices and lounge, JetSupport is located at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in The Netherlands. More information about JetSupport can be found on www.jetsupport.nl or call +31 20 5022280.