|Thompson Aerospace is offering a tracking and data solution for aircraft in accordance with new EASA requirements. Photo: Thompson Aerospace|
[Avionics Today 01-14-2016] Thompson Aerospace of Irvine, Calif. is offering its secure aircraft tracking/data solution to meet the new EASA rules released on Dec. 16, 2015. The new EASA regulations provides airlines options to meet the requirements: either a new real-time, robust data system or to equip the aircraft with an upgraded traditional Underwater Locating Device (ULD).
Thompson’s solution is available to all aircraft types, with the first Standard Type Certificates (STC) expected in March 2016 on the Boeing 767-200, 767-300 and MD-10 aircraft. Company expects to have Boeing 777 STC's in the second quarter of 2016 with other aircraft model types including business jets to follow during the year.