Nine Aircraft Added to a Growing List of Platforms
with Universal Avionics FANS 1/A+ Solutions
Aircraft Platforms Include Bombardier Challenger CL-600, CL-601, CL-601 3A/R and CL-604, and
Gulfstream 1125 Westwind Astra, Astra SPX, G100, GIV and GIVSP
Tucson, AZ – April 7, 2015 – Nine additional aircraft have joined the growing list of platforms with Universal Avionics Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ solutions. Aircraft platforms include the Bombardier Challenger CL-600, CL-601, CL-601 3A/R and CL-604, and Gulfstream 1125 Westwind Astra, Astra SPX, G100, GIV and GIVSP. The installed systems also provide the foundation to meet Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and Link 2000+ Programme mandates.
The following Universal Avionics Authorized Dealers completed the Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for FANS 1/A+ installations:
- Comlux Aviation: Challenger CL-600, CL-601, CL-601 3A/R and CL-604
- Chicago Jet Group: 1125 Westwind Astra, Astra SPX and G100
- Clay Lacy Aviation, KaiserAir: Gulfstream GIV and GIVSP
FANS 1/A+ STCs with Universal Avionics FANS solutions are also currently issued or in development on an additional 12 aircraft platforms, with more to come. Additional platforms with completed FANS 1/A+ installations and certifications include: Bombardier Learjet 45 (Bombardier), Falcon 50 (Chicago Jet Group), Falcon 900 (Chicago Jet Group, Duncan Aviation), Falcon 900EX (Chicago Jet Group) and Gulfstream GIII (Chicago Jet Group).
Airframes that are currently in development for FANS 1/A+ retrofit and installation and certification include: Boeing B767-200, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000/2000EX, Hawker 4000, and Gulfstream G-200, GII, GIIB, GV and GVSP.
Combined with Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) and data capable Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), the UniLink® UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) provides standard capabilities of an airborne data link system, plus the opportunity to gain FANS 1/A+ operational approval. Operators benefit from significant operational efficiencies through investment in FANS 1/A+ technology. For instance, in 2015, operators with FANS 1/A+ will be allowed to fly the North Atlantic Track System (NATS) between FL350 and FL390 (inclusive), which are the most efficient routes and altitudes, whereas other operators will have to navigate around this airspace. In 2017, all North Atlantic airspace will require FANS 1/A+ between FL350-FL390 (inclusive), and other operators will have to travel significantly further around the airspace. FANS 1/A+ considerably improves communication in oceanic areas, improving safety and performance within the operating environment.
The installation of Universal Avionics FANS 1/A+ package provides operators with the use and benefits of Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C). This package also provisions the aircraft to meet Link 2000+ and NextGen mandates which are right around the corner.
To learn more about Universal Avionics FANS 1/A+ solutions, stop by Universal Avionics Booth 817 during the 2015 AEA International Convention and Trade Show while exhibit halls are open April 9th-10th. More information can also be found at: uasc.com/FANS. To find a Universal Avionics Regional Sales Manager or Authorized Dealer near you, visit: uasc.com/sales/reps.aspx.
About Universal Avionics Systems Corporation
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