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Three Of Duncan Aviation’s Satellite Facilities Earn Mexican Certifications

Duncan Aviation’s Satellite Avionics shops in Denver, Colorado, and Austin and Dallas, Texas, recently received certification from Mexico’s Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), which is the civil aviation authority for Mexico. This certification allows the Duncan Aviation shops in Denver, Austin, and Dallas to expand their avionics services for customers with aircraft based in Mexico.
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Duncan Aviation Increases AOG Service Options

Duncan Aviation is pleased to have the largest independent business aviation AOG service network in the world with satellite avionics shops and workaway stations that number 27 as well as 16 engine Rapid Response team launch offices.
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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 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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After A Little April Fool’s Joke, FAA Reiterates ADS-B Deadline Firm

Duncan Aviation laughed along with most of the rest of the business aviation industry on Sunday when an online industry news resource released information that the deadline for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate had been extended until 2040. Before the laughter died out, the FAA reiterated that the agency’s deadline will not change, saying, “We have a sense of humor, too, but an April Fool’s joke that the FAA is extending the ADS-B deadline is just that.”
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