Duncan Aviation Offers Affordable, Integrated Honeywell CPDLC/FANS Systems for the Challenger 601 3A/3R

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce it is working on an industry-first Controller Pilot Data Link Communications/Future Air Navigation System (CPDLC/FANS) installation at its Lincoln, Nebraska, facility. The Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) will be completed by the end of 2015 and covers the Challenger 601. The installation features the upgraded NZ-2000 Honeywell Flight Management System (FMS) that integrates with current Challenger 601 Original Equipment Manager (OEM) flight decks.

“Our installation is unique in the industry,” says Regional Avionics Sales Manager Mark Francetic. “All other FANS FMSes on the market for the Challenger 601s are standalone units, but Duncan Aviation is installing an integrated Honeywell FMS, which is superior to any of the CPDLC/FANS solutions currently available. This upgraded Honeywell FMS satisfies all current NextGen mandates for FANS/CPDLC, ADS-B OUT, TCAS 7.1 and WAAS LPV. Additionally, it’s a far more affordable option than the standalone systems currently available.”

This CPDLC/FANS upgrade also demonstrates Duncan Aviation’s commitment to its customers to keep their aircraft flying in airspace around the world.

“Duncan Aviation is developing solutions for these aircraft, along with all others, well before the mandate deadlines prevent aircraft that are not properly equipped from flying in desired airspace,” says Avionics Tech Rep Chris Christianson. “By doing these upgrades and modifications now, we also hope to eliminate the ever-growing issue of obsolescence with regard to aging avionics systems that will soon or already face being sunset.”

The Honeywell system not only integrates with current Challenger 601 flight decks, but also it is forward-fit compatible with future mandates.

“We’re committed to offering our customers cutting-edge solutions, and one of the reasons this Honeywell system is superior to anything else out there is that it is designed to accommodate future mandates we may see for United-States airspace,” says Francetic. “We’re anticipating mandates for ADS-B IN and an updated version of Link2000 and CPDLC in the United States. Right now, these systems are used primarily when flying over water and through EU airspace, but when future mandates are issued for U.S. airspace, this Honeywell system will already be ready for the upgraded equipment.”

For more information about the affordable pricing available on these new system, visit Duncan Aviation at booth #N4910 during this year’s NBAA convention to be held Nov. 17-19 in Las Vegas, or go to and scroll to the Duncan Aviation NextGen Contacts section. You may also call:

Justin Vena
Office: 269.968.8789
Mobile: 269.420.5375

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