Flying Colours close to achieving ADS-B STC


Bombardier Challenger 605 parked on apron

Flying Colours St Louis, a sister facility of Flying Colours of Canada, is close to securing a STC for ADS-B OUT in Bombardier Challenger 604 and 605 aircraft.

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Flying Colours expects to have the accreditation validated by both Transport Canada and EASA following FAA approval this autumn. The St Louis team has been working for 12 months on the solution.

The first Challenger 605 to be modified in accordance with the STC will be introduced this September, enabling Flying Colours to start taking orders for the solution during the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas in November.

Kevin Kliethermes, director of Sales at Flying Colours said: “We have invested considerably in our internal avionics, sales and engineering teams in conjunction with outside engineering resources to develop this solution. Our STC requires minimal downtime for installation and fully meets the mandate requirements for DO-260B compliance. By using a dual architecture design and proven interface technology, the solution will also provide for increased dispatch reliability, which is vitally important to our client base. “

The STC will be available for installation at all Flying Colours facilities once it has been issued by the aviation authorities.