Comlux America completes first FANS on Challenger 601


Comlux America completes first FANS project on Challenger 601

Comlux America has installation and certificated the first Future Air Navigation System (FANS) programme on a Challenger 601 aircraft.

For Comlux, this follows receiving the supplemental type certificate (STC) in March 2015 for installing FANS capable equipment across the entire Challenger 600 series.

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Scott Meyer, CEO of Comlux America, said: “The Challenger CL-600 airframes represent a large segment of our services division. We are now able to offer our customers a solution that will allow them to operate in an environment that requires FANS and Link 2000+ capability. We are proud to be the very first company to have been awarded this STC and for the success of the first program.”

Comlux will also soon announce another FANS installation and certification, as the second 601 aircraft for FANS is currently undergoing work in Indianapolis and scheduled to be delivered in 2015. The FANS STC project installs and certifies the equipment required for operation in airspace requiring Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC).

Comlux America has partnered with multiple suppliers to provide FANS to our customers by utilising equipment provided by Universal Avionics, ICG (International Communications Group, Inc.), and L-3 Aviation Recorders.

Bruce Bunevich, Universal Avionics Great Lakes regional sales manager, said: “Comlux America demonstrates their progressive avionics vision in completing their Challenger 600/601/604 FANS STC. The Challenger fleet gains significant international functionality when upgrading with Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS and UniLink UL-800/801 CMU.”

“Universal Avionics is pleased to have Comlux America as an Authorized Dealer supporting this noteworthy STC achievement,” added Bunevich.

Comlux America is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is part of Comlux The Aviation Group.