[Avionics Today 3-17-2015] The FAA
has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Clay Lacy Aviation FANS 1/A+ solution for Gulfstream GIV and GIVSP business jets. According to Clay Lacy Aviation, 470 Gulfstream aircraft are candidates for the upgrade.
Gulfstream GIV. Photo: Clay Lacy Aviation.
The FANS solution includes the Universal UniLink nUL-801 Communications Management Unit (CMU), UNS-1Espw Flight Management System (FMS), CVR-120R and Controller Pilot Datalink Communications and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) units.
"ATC facilities around the globe give preferential routing and airspace access to FANS-equipped aircraft," said Jim Lauer, Director of Avionics for Clay Lacy Aviation. "With FANS, air traffic control can more accurately track aircraft along the entire route, safely and efficiently accommodating more aircraft in the designated airspace."