Duncan Aviation Engineering & Certification Department, an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers, has received approvals from three civil aviation authorities for its Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs).
Approved by the FAA in December 2015, the STCs have also been accepted by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Mexico’s Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), and the 27-member nations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Shawn Carraher, Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Business Development Manager, said: “We’re proud to secure these authorizations because they let our customers from Mexico and Canada, and throughout Europe, know that we are committed to and respectful of their processes and procedures.”
The approvals mean aircraft in countries that abide by those three civil aviation authorities, can now access these two Duncan Aviation STCs and comply with the FAA’s January 1, 2020, ADS-B mandate. Without upgrading to ADS-B by the mandate deadline, aircraft will face limitations or be denied the ability to fly in US airspace.
Mr Carraher said: “It’s important to Duncan Aviation to be able to provide a service to all of its customers, regardless of their global location, and these approvals provide more options for those needing ADS-B STCs around the world.”
These STCs—ST01810WI and ST01811WI—will upgrade the Honeywell Primus II system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast-Out (ADS-B) in Cessna 560/560XL and Hawker 800/800XP aircraft. The company currently holds or has access to 42 STCs for FAA-approved ADS-B equipment, allowing the company to perform upgrades on more than 100 aircraft models.
There is roughly 45% of the business jets in the United States that have not complied and the FAAs deadline for its ADS-B mandate is in January 2020.