Duncan Aviation Brings Hundreds of Aircraft into ADS-B Compliance

Duncan Aviation continues to work to get the word out about the FAA’s looming deadline for its automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) mandate. By midnight of December 31, 2019, business aircraft that intend to fly in airspace in the United States will have to have ADS-B.

To date, Duncan Aviation has brought more than 500 aircraft into compliance with the FAA’s ADS-B mandate. All of the Duncan Aviation full-service facilities (Battle Creek, MI; Lincoln, NE, and Provo, UT) and every Duncan Aviation Satellite Avionics Shop throughout the country have performed installations and upgrades.

“Duncan Aviation is the industry leader when it comes to ADS-B upgrades, as we’ve done hundreds of them across all airframe types. As such, our ears are constantly listening so we can find and provide the most cost-effective solutions for these ADS-B upgrades,” says regional avionics sales manager Mark Francetic. “Equipment costs are rising, but Duncan Aviation’s innovations are helping keep costs down and, in many cases, lower than our competitors. Call to find out what options are available for your aircraft.”

Additionally, the Duncan Aviation Engineering & Certification department has been developing supplemental type certificates (STCs) for various equipment and aircraft to give aircraft owner/operators as much choice regarding ADS-B equipment as possible. The company now holds or has access to 42 STCs for FAA-approved ADS-B solutions, which allows the company to perform upgrades on more than 100 aircraft models. In addition, Duncan Aviation is the only Rockwell Collins-authorized facility that can perform repairs and upgrades to the TDR-94 and TDR-94D transponders required to comply with the ADS-B mandate. Duncan Aviation also holds or has access to FANS solutions for 24 aircraft models. As needed, Duncan Aviation plans to seek foreign validations for the NextGen STCs the company holds.

As the final 24 months until the deadline tick down, Duncan Aviation encourages its customers to schedule a time now to upgrade their aircraft for ADS-B. Call any of the Satellite shops (www.duncanaviation.aero/locations/#satellites) to schedule an upgrade, or call regional avionics sales manager Mark Francetic (702.303.4888) with questions or to reserve time at any of the facilities. To accommodate an aircraft’s busy schedule, many Duncan Aviation teams will also perform the upgrade in the customer’s hangar.

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