Duncan Aviation Counts Down To Deadlines For NextGen Mandates

LINCOLN, NEB — At Duncan Aviation, the team responsible for scheduling hangar space and our avionics installation experts are aware that aircraft are not the only things flying right now; time is flying, too, and we’re rapidly closing in on the FAA’s December 31, 2019, deadline to install Automatic Dependent Surveilance-Broadcast- (ADS-B)-compliant equipment in aircraft.

“We’re encouraging our customers to schedule their aircraft now to get the work done in 2017 and even 2018 because we’re noticing an uptick in activity at all of our facilities nationwide,” says Regional Avionics Sales Manager Mark Francetic. “By waiting too long, operators could have a difficult time finding qualified technicians and hangar space to install the certified equipment by the mandate deadline. As of today, we’re inside of 39 months until the December 31, 2019, deadline.” 

Here are a few highlights of Duncan Aviation’s NextGen activity to date:

  • Developed the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Primus ADS-B upgrades for Cessna 560 and Hawker 800 series aircraft
  • Developed the STC for the Honeywell NZ-2000 systems for Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) upgrades in Challenger 601 aircraft
  • Co-developed an STC with SAFRAN Engineering the ADS-B upgrades for Challenger 601 aircraft
  • Assisted in the development of an Approved Model List (AML) STC with ACSS for its NXT-700 ADS-B-compliant transponders; Duncan Aviation installed them in a Learjet 31A for a launch customer
  • Assisted Universal Avionics and SAFRAN Engineering in developing future ADS-B upgrades for the Learjet 60
  • Assisted with the development of an STC with Rockwell Collins for its ADS-B-compliant PL21 Flight Management System; Duncan Aviation installed the system on King Air 200 and King Air 300 aircraft for launch customers

Duncan Aviation has access to or holds 37 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 holds or has access to FANS solutions for 24 aircraft models. As needed, Duncan Aviation plans to seek foreign validations for the NextGen STC solutions the company holds. Visit the Duncan Aviation NextGen landing page at to see the mandate deadlines and a searchable database that lists STCs available by aircraft make/model.

For more information, visit Duncan Aviation at booth #3126 during this year’s NBAA convention to be held Nov. 1-3 in Orlando, or watch for announcements at Duncan Aviation will also have a CJ3 with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion flight deck upgrade near the National Aircraft Resale Association pavilion at the NBAA Static Display at the Orlando Executive Airport.

About Duncan Aviation

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 Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with regional support and the quickest response possible 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