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EASA has approved multiple retrofit future air navigation system supplemental type certificates (STC) to Universal Avionics and Chicago Jet Group, Universal Avionics said.
Certificates include those for:
- Boeing 767-200
- Challenger 600, 601 and 604
- Dassault Falcon 2000
- Dassault Falcon 2000EX
- Dassault Falcon 900 and 900EX
- Dassault Mystere Falcon 50 and 50EX
- Gulfstream G100 Astra and SPX
- Gulfstream GII and GIII
- Gulfstream GIV (GIV-SP)
- Gulfstream GV
"The process to obtain these approvals was quite complex," said Mike Mitera, Chicago Jet Group president. "We did extensive research into the EASA approval process and determined we could apply through our EASA-approved repair station with the assistance of the FAA. This approval by EASA provides a solution using any Universal Avionics satellite-based augmentation system/flight management system in combination with the UniLink UL-800/801 communication management unit, utilizing either Iridium or Inmarsat satcom systems. The solutions approved were a combination of standalone and dual-integrated systems for all of the aircraft our STCs cover."
The installation also includes controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC) and automatic dependent surveillance-contract (ADS-C) functionality. There are also provisions for ADS-B Out and European CPDLC initiatives. Universal Avionics said FANS installations provide non-mandated benefits, including improved communications with no high-frequency voice radios or language barriers.