Aero-Dienst develops STC as a cost-effective ADS-B Out (V2) solution for the Learjet 60


Aero-Dienst Learjet 60 STC

Nuremberg, April 1, 2019: Aero-Dienst has received EASA approval for its newest GPS/SBAS Sensor System Installation STC. This STC provides the basis for a cost-effective ADS-B Out solution for the Learjet 60 (Pro Line 4 Avionics).

The EASA requires aircraft to have ADS-B Out capability by June 7, 2020, and the FAA requires it by January 1, 2020. After these dates, all aircraft must be permanently and actively trackable via GPS-based aircraft data. The ADS-B system needs more exact location determination compared with conventional GPS. To this end, correction signals are needed from supplementary satellite-based systems known as SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation System), operational as WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) in the USA and EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) in Europe.

Learjet 60 aircraft without SBAS will now be made ADS-B Out compliant with a combination of 2 STCs: The Aero-Dienst STC allows for the installation of a GPS/SBAS sensor system consisting of a GPS receiver and a GPS antenna supplied by FreeFlight Systems. ADS-B Out is implemented in combination with the EASA STC from CMD Flight Solutions that provides for a transponder upgrade and fulfills the latest DO-260B (V2) standard.

“Especially in view of the fact that we have less than 14 months until ADS-B Out becomes mandatory in Europe, we are pleased to be able to provide our Learjet 60 customers with a combined STC solution that keeps costs and downtime to a minimum,” says Patrick Morgenstern, Design & Modification Manager at Aero-Dienst.

Besides this, Aero-Dienst can offer ADS-B Out modification solutions for many other aircraft. The in-house design organisation provides a full service for modifications and certifications: from Interior Design to Cabin/Cockpit Connectivity and In-Flight Entertainment.

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