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Duncan Aviation and Gogo Business Aviation Collaborate on ST 4300 STC for Challenger Aircraft

Duncan Aviation and Gogo Business Aviation recently worked together to develop a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installing the Gogo ST 4300 Iridium Satcom Satellite Telecommunication System configuration for Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) 1/A+ in a Bombardier Challenger 604 variant (Challenger 605 model). This new STC includes Challenger 605 aircraft, serial numbers 5701 through 5990.
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Duncan Aviation Releases ADS-B Compliance Numbers

In early August, Duncan Aviation’s market research team ran numbers and found that although the FAA’s deadline for upgrading business aviation aircraft to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is a mere 16 months away, 52% of the aircraft in the industry have yet to comply. Despite the fact that the FAA has frequently reiterated that the deadline, Wednesday, January 1, 2020, is firm, roughly half of the business jet fleet still needs the mandated upgrades.
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Duncan Aviation Installs Industry First Media Input Panel

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce it has installed an industry-first Rosen Aviation Media Input Panel (MIP) in a Falcon 2000. The panel lets passengers plug in a High-Definition Multimedia Input (HDMI) device, such as an Apple TV, ROKU, Chromecast or Blu-Ray Disc Player, into the High Definition (HD) input port to view HD content on a Rosen Aviation HD/Smart Monitor. The MIP also allows for input from a USB device to view HD content on new Rosen Aviation Smart Monitors.
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Duncan Aviation Encourages European Operators to Complete ADS-B Upgrades Now

Duncan Aviation is aware, as are most of its European customers, that 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).
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