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Thursday, January 14, 2016

StandardAero Completes FAA STC Certification for Installation of CPDLC/FANS Compliant System on a VIP Boeing Business Jet

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 01-14-2016] StandardAero’s Associated Air Center (AAC) has obtained an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) System — as part of the requirements for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) — on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) VIP model aircraft.

The CPDLC/FANS system was installed and certified during a regularly scheduled aircraft maintenance event. The project workscope included the installation of a new FANS compliant Flight Management System (FMS), a new FANS compliant Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), an upgrade to the existing Inmarsat satcom system, a new FANS compliant Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) equipped with a back-up battery, a new VHF communications antenna, a new Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna and a new Inmarsat satcom communications antenna.

In June and July of 2015, AAC's In-house engineering and ODA team obtained similar STCs for the certification of CPDLC/FANS compliant systems for Boeing 757-200 and 737-Classic aircraft.

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