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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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Duncan Aviation Customers Riding The JetWave

Duncan Aviation has been busy installing a number of Honeywell Aerospace JetWave hardware systems, allowing customers who fly globally to connect to Inmarsat’s GX (Global Xpress) Ka-band, high-speed broadband service, Jet ConneX. Owner/operators who fly large-cabin aircraft and need worldwide Internet connectivity have faster options with Honeywell’s JetWave and Imarsat’s Ka-band broadband satellite network.
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Duncan Aviation Installs New Gogo AVANCE L3

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that the company completed installation of the newly released Gogo AVANCE® L3 Wi-Fi system in a Citation 560XLS in January. Duncan Aviation prides itself on staying informed about the best and most technically advanced equipment available for its customers.
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Duncan Aviation’s Georgia Avionics Satellite Shop Moves To A New Facility

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that its Satellite Avionics Shop in Atlanta, Georgia, has moved into a new facility at the Hill Aircraft Fixed Base Operator (FBO). Manager Edduyn Pita and his crew of avionics technicians have moved into a newer, bigger hangar owned by Hill Aircraft. Long-time Atlanta Satellite Shop customers need not worry about losing the convenience of the shop, as the new hangar is located on the same ramp as the previous shop and is less than two minutes from the satellite’s old hangar.
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Duncan Aviation Develops Three New STCs To Meet Mandates

Duncan Aviation recently completed an industry first installation of the Honeywell Primus Elite (DU-875 displays) in an Embraer Legacy. The Legacy’s owner is a long-time customer of the Duncan Aviation Houston, Texas, Satellite Avionics Shop and agreed to be a launch customer for three new Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs).
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