Spirit Aeronautics has announced that the FAA STC is now complete and the company is offering Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability for Bombardier’s Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics.
The STC upgrade utilizes the current flight management system and control display units coupled with a new communications management unit to achieve integrated FANS 1/A capabilities. The upgrade also includes Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract and Controller Pilot Data Link Communications.
“This is what Challenger operators have been waiting for and it is truly one of those occasions where they better move fast to reserve a slot because the equipment and capacity levels will be stretched to the limits to meet the mandated deadlines,” said Tony Bailey, president and COO of Spirit Aeronautics. “There are simply more aircraft that need FANS upgrades than installation facilities and equipment OEMs can keep up with.”
October 2, 2015