Safran, Duncan to develop ADS-B solution

Safran Engineering Services is teaming with Duncan Aviation to develop an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC), for Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out (ADS- B Out), using the Rockwell Collins TDR-94D transponder.

Safran Engineering Services and Duncan Aviation are responsible for the design, development, integration, testing and certification of the AML-STC for the ADS-B “Out” FAA mandated requirement. The Safran Engineering Services ADS-B Out AML-STC solution will initially cover the Bombardier Challenger 601-3A/3R, Lear 60, Gulfstream G100, G200 and the Textron Hawker 800 series.

In addition to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval, Safran Engineering Services intends to seek appropriate approvals with Transport Canada (TC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the aforementioned aircraft models, which will streamline the installation process for ADS-B Out equipage in the United States, Canada and in Europe.

“Duncan Aviation is a leader in business aircraft maintenance and modifications and we are very pleased to be working closely with them to create ADS-B Out solutions to meet the 2020 mandate. This AML-STC will be made available to all Rockwell Collins authorised sales and service center installation facilities around the globe streamlining the installation process and allowing customers easier access to ADS-B solutions.” said Scott Hall, US sales manager for Safran Engineering Services.

“As a result of our partnership with Safran, we’re going to be able to fulfill an immense need as owners and operators bring their aircraft into compliance. With 20 satellite installation facilities and three, full-service facilities throughout the United States, Duncan Aviation is in a unique position to help the industry meet this mandate by 2020. We have the technical know-how, talent and facilities to install the Rockwell Collins TDR-94D Mode S transponder upgrades, and with our co-partner development of the AML-STC, our systems will be installed and upgraded very easily,” says Mark Francetic, Duncan Aviation regional avionics sales manager.

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