RUAG earns EASA STC for ADS-B
RUAG Aviation earns EASA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Out (ADS-B) update as mandated by both EASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The STC is available for upgrades to Dassault Falcon 2000 and 2000EX platforms working on Rockwell Collins’ GPS 4000S and ProLine 21 or ProLine 4, and is DO260B certified for meeting the 2020 compliance date.
RUAG Aviation now owns the STC for ADS-B Out compliance, making it available at its Lugano and Geneva locations. The ADS-B Out is a precise satellite-based surveillance using GPS technology to broadcast an aircraft’s position, and other aircraft data, to other ADS-B capable aircraft and Air Traffic Control (ATC) centres.
“We are dedicated to ensuring our customers’ safe operations, as well as their continued airworthiness.”
Stephan Woodtli, general manager Lugano, RUAG Aviation said: “We are dedicated to ensuring our customers’ safe operations, as well as their continued airworthiness.”
“Equally, compliance with aviation authorities’ directives and the necessary adjustment of avionics systems should be part of a streamlined process, both in terms of minimal downtimes and budgetary interests. This is why we have developed this STC. It requires no invasive modifications, is economically responsible and can be implemented within a very fast downtime,” added Woodtli.
In fact, the avionics integrator recommends introducing the required upgrade during the aircraft’s next C check in order to optimise the downtime even further.
Woodtli said: “Aircraft availability is crucial to our customers’ success and we are firmly committed to supporting them in achieving that goal. Developing an STC that is able to save them both time and money is how we prove that commitment.”