LINCOLN, NE – Duncan Aviation’s satellite avionics shop in Kansas City, Missouri, recently upgraded a G150 for ADS-B. As part of the upgrade, the shop sent the aircraft’s TDR-94D transponders to the avionics experts at Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Nebraska, location, to be upgraded.
Duncan Aviation is the only independent service facility authorized to repair, modify and convert the TDR-94D to a -501, which is required for ADS-B certification. Technicians on Duncan Aviation’s Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) bench have 40 years of combined experience on TDR-94 repairs and modifications, and support Rockwell Collins part numbers of 622-9352-002 through -008; -108; -207; -308-311; -408-411; -500-501. To date, Duncan Aviation’s DME Bench has upgraded 132 TDR-94Ds.
The DME bench upgraded the transponders quickly and the Kansas City shop installed an ADS-B Fail annunciator and the interfacing for the transponders to the GPS. The customer already had the WAAS sensors, so the Kansas City team finished the upgrade four days ahead of schedule.
The Duncan Aviation Kansas City team also recently completed a Challenger 300 in the same manner.
"Being able to send TDR-94Ds to our team in Lincoln gives us a huge advantage in being able to complete ADS-B installations very quickly,” says Jeff Aman, the Kansas City Shop Manager. “Customers fly away extremely happy knowing that we saved them unproductive downtime."
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. 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 www.DuncanAviation.aero/nextgen to see the mandate deadlines and a searchable database that lists STCs available by aircraft make/model. Visit the Duncan Aviation ADS-B landing page at www.DuncanAviation.aero/adsb for more information about the upcoming ADS-B Out mandate. Visit the TDR-94 landing page at www.DuncanAviation.aero/tdr-94 for more information about the company’s TDR-94 services.
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 Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response 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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