Duncan Aviation, ACSS To Develop ADS-B Transponders


LINCOLN, Neb. — Duncan Aviation is proud to partner with ACSS to participate in the launch of the NXT-700 transponder and the development of the Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). The NXT-700 is a Mode S transponder that satisfies the DO-260B mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), and the AML STC will include more than a dozen legacy aircraft models. Those models include:

Beechcraft Hawker 125-400, 600 and 700

Beechcraft Hawker 400 SP/Beechjet, Early 400 Series

Gulfstream IIB, III and V IAI Westwind 1124

Textron Aviation CitationJet, Ultra, V, VII and 550

Learjet 31A, 35, 35A, 36 and 36A

Dassault Aviation Falcon 10, 20, 50, 200, 900 and 900B

Bombardier CL-6013A and 3R

Mark Francetic, Duncan Aviation’s Regional Avionics Sales Manager, said, “Legacy aircraft operators need avionics equipment that meets the NextGen ADS-B mandates. We’re pleased to lead the industry in offering the ACSS NXT-700 transponder, which complies with these requirements for so many legacy models.”

The NXT-700 will save owner/operators costs and downtime because it is form-fit compatible with current retrofit Traffic Collision Avoidance System II (TCAS II) 7.1 systems and may be able to use the existing mounting rack and connectors for a quick installation. Since there are no additional control heads needed, the cockpit configurations will remain the same as well.

Completion of an AML STC is expected by the fourth quarter of 2016 with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval will be sought shortly thereafter.

“We are very excited to be working with Duncan Aviation. Teaming with such a premier dealer is essential when launching a product with high demand and a short timeline in order to meet the FAA and EASA mandates,” said Dennis McCole, ACSS Business Development Manager.

Duncan Aviation has access to or holds 35 solutions for ADS-B, which allows us to perform upgrades on 100 aircraft models. We also have access to FANS solutions for 17 aircraft models. On a situational basis, Duncan Aviation plans to seek foreign validations for any NextGen STC solutions we hold. Visit the Duncan Aviation NextGen landing page (www.DuncanAviation.aero/nextgen) to see the mandate deadlines and a searchable database that lists STCs available by aircraft make/model.

For more information about the NXT-700, contact Mark Francetic, Duncan Aviation’s Regional Avionics Sales Manager, at 702.303.4888 or Mark.Francetic@DuncanAviation.com.

About Duncan Aviation Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero.

About Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS) Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS), 70 percent owned by L-3 and 30 percent owned by Thales, is a division of L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP). L-3 AP is a leading provider of commercial and military avionics. L-3 AP manufactures a diverse line of safety- and efficiency-enhancing products that sets the standard for next-generation requirements, including configurable voice and data recorders, collision avoidance systems, navigation products, display systems and processors. L-3 AP also offers aftermarket services, including MRO and integrated performance-based logistics for military and commercial systems.

To learn more about ACSS/L-3 Aviation Products, please visit www.ACSS.com or call 623.445.7000.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.