A cabin refurbishment will be included on a comprehensive Challenger 605 overhaul recently contracted by DC Aviation Group. The work will also include a 48-month check and Pro Line 21 Advanced upgrade. The work will be carried out at the company’s maintenance centre in Stuttgart, Germany.
The Pro Line 21 Advanced upgrade includes the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment. This surveillance technology has been mandatory in the USA and the UAE since 1 January 2020 and will be mandatory in Europe from 7 June 2020. With this system, the aircraft can be tracked as it determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it. The upgrade also includes the implementation of the Take-Off Safety Enhancement system. Furthermore, a software upgrade of the third VHF transceiver will be carried out to meet the Eurocontrol Link 2000+ mandate.
“DC Aviation has extensive experience maintaining and overhauling Challenger aircraft with a particular focus on avionics upgrades,” said Daniel Heidrich, director of sales, technical services for DC Aviation. “Our passion for quality means that all safety standards are kept to the highest levels and all work carried out with detailed precision.”