Business & GA

FAA Certificates L3 Longsword

By S.L. Fuller | June 15, 2017

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Photo: L3 Technologies

L3 Technologies has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its AT-802L Longsword, the company said.

“The AT-802L Longsword is a proven, certified solution and provides a tremendous capability as an inexpensive and easy-to-maintain mission aircraft that can carry very heavy loads with an ISR endurance of more than eight hours,” said Michael T. Strianese, L3’s Chairman and CEO. “We’ve been investing company R&D into expanded capabilities, with weapons and advanced avionics that will be certified as well.”

The Longsword features the Garmin G600 system with dual-screen primary/multi-function displays, an air data computer and attitude/heading reference system, a digital intercommunication system, and an L3 next-generation electronic standby instrument system, L3 said. The aircraft is based on the 802-series of Air Tractors.

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