Banyan Air Service upgrades a Boeing 727 VIP aircraft


Banyan Air Service has begun a Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) upgrade on an private customer’s Boeing 727 VIP aircraft.

This upgrade includes the installation of dual Universal UNS-1Lw Flight Management Systems, Universal UL-801 Unilink, CVR-120A cockpit voice recorder, and an ICG-220A Nxtlink Iridium system.

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Paul Rose, VP of technical services at Banyan, says: “This upgrade will prepare the aircraft to meet the requirements of FANs/CPDLC to allow access to the FANs airspace for increased fuel savings and reduced cockpit workload.”

The initial certification aircraft has been completed and Banyan expects STC approval in early 2015.

Banyan Air Service is based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida and offers both FBO and MRO facilities at the airport.