Flying Colours Corp has secured an FAA STC for Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS)-B Out for Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605) airframes. The first aircraft to be fitted with the system, a Bombardier Challenger 605, was completed at the company’s US facility in late September 2015. The STC will be submitted for validation by both Transport Canada and EASA in 2015.
Flying Colours Corp has moved on to a second ADS-B installation on a Bombardier Challenger 300, which is scheduled for induction in November 2015. The company anticipates that the FAA will certify this type before the end of 2015.
“Flying Colours’ USA facility is renowned for its maintenance capabilities on the Challenger 300 aircraft so achieving an STC for this model was the logical next step,” said Troy Funk, vice president of technical services at Flying Colours Corp.
Flying Colours Corp has worked for a year to generate the necessary skills and technology requirements to gain the STC. “With this new STC we can offer our owners a fully compliant option that meets the full FAA/EASA requirements for ADS-B Out,” said Funk. “It adds to our growing list of STCs, and illustrates our commitment to investing in the technology and know-how to support the upgrades our customers will need for their aircraft.”
The STC will be available for installation at all Flying Colours Corp facilities upon issuance.
October 16, 2015