Posted on: 08 January 2016 by Ross McSweeny
Flying Colours Corp. has secured a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA to install the soon-to-be mandatory tracking system, ADS-B OUT, on Bombardier Challenger 300 airframes.
The first Bombardier Challenger 300 was outfitted with ADS-B OUT – which enables aircraft to report highly accurate position and status information to air traffic control, replacing the need for traditional radar – in November 2015 at the Flying Colours Corp facility in St. Louis.
Sean Gillespie, VP Flying Colours Corp. states, “Following the addition of the Global family to our Bombardier ASF status which has just been renewed for five years, and the winning of the Excellence award, it’s a real bonus to also achieve this STC. We’ve invested in the technology to achieve the ADS-B OUT for the Challenger family first and now we are now exploring the options for other OEMs.”
The new Challenger 300 STC will be available for installation at all Flying Colours Corp. facilities and the company has confirmed the same STC will be submitted for validation by both Transport Canada and Europe’s EASA later this year.