FAA and EASA certify Universal Avionics’ ATN B1 Module

posted on 27th March 2018 by Jordan Newton
FAA and EASA certify Universal Avionics' ATN B1 Module

Universal Avionics announces FAA and EASA sign-off for Authorized Dealer, Chicago Jet Group’s amendment of their AML STC to include the ATN B1 Module for the UniLink® UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit. Transport Canada and ANAC approvals are imminent.

Operators can now upgrade for Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Baseline 1 (ATN B1) CPDLC and Context Management functions required for the 05 February 2020 European mandate, formerly known as Link 2000+.

AML STC #ST03262CH covers the following aircraft platforms:

Bombardier: Challenger 600, 601, 604

Dassault Falcon®: 50/50EX, 2000/2000EX

Gulfstream: Astra, G100, GII, GIII, G-V, G500

Chicago Jet Group is also working on STC #ST03369CH which will cover the Dassault Falcon 900/900EX, Gulfstream G-IV/G-IVSP, and Boeing 767-200.

“Aircraft operating in European airspace will need to be equipped for ATN B1 CPDLC,” said Mike Marie, Universal Avionics Central U.S. Regional Sales Manager. “Universal’s UniLink UL-800/801 now has the capability to meet the data link requirements around the world,” he added. “We are excited to provide operators with the opportunity to prepare for the future of our airspace worldwide, including the European ATN B1 CPDLC mandate.”

“I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to add the ATN B1 capability to our AML STC’s for CPDLC,” said Mike Mitera, President of Chicago Jet Group. “This is a very significant accomplishment that is going to provide data link solutions for not only the operators based in Europe, but for the operators here in the U.S. that will be traveling to the EU with their aircraft,” he added. “We will continue to enhance and expand our AML CPDLC STC solutions for Business and Commercial aircraft.”

To help operators meet the requirements for FANS 1/A+ and ATN B1, the AML STC provides choices for Rockwell Collins’ ICS-120A/220A, True North’s TN1007-100, and Latitude’s DL150 as Iridium SatCom solutions.