LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation has worked tirelessly to get the word out about the FAA’s looming deadline for its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate. By midnight on December 31, 2019, business aircraft that intend to fly in airspace in the United States will have to have ADS-B.
To-date, Duncan Aviation has brought more than 500 aircraft into compliance with the FAA’s ADS-B mandate. All of the Duncan Aviation full-service facilities (Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska and Provo, Utah) and every Duncan Aviation Satellite Avionics Shop throughout the country have performed installations and upgrades.
“Duncan Aviation is the industry leader when it comes to ADS-B upgrades, as we’ve done hundreds of them across all airframe types. As such, our ears are constantly listening so we can find and provide the most cost-effective solutions for these ADS-B upgrades,” says Regional Avionics Sales Manager Mark Francetic. “Equipment costs are rising, but Duncan Aviation’s innovations are helping keep costs down and in many cases, lower than our competitors. Call to find out what options are available for your aircraft.”
Additionally, the Duncan Aviation Engineering & Certification Department has been developing Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for various equipment and aircraft to give aircraft owner/operators as much choice regarding ADS-B equipment as possible. The company now holds or has access to 42 STCs for FAA-approved ADS-B solutions, 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 STCs the company holds.
As the final 24 months until the deadline tick down, Duncan Aviation would like to encourage its customers to schedule a time now to upgrade their aircraft for ADS-B.
If your aircraft will be near a Duncan Aviation Satellite Shop or workaway location, schedule a time to get it upgraded or call any of the Satellite shops (www.duncanaviation.aero/locations/#satellites). To accommodate an aircraft’s busy schedule, many Duncan Aviation teams will also perform the upgrade in the customer’s hangar.
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 www.DuncanAviation.aero
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