Duncan Aviation & ACSS to Develop Transponders for ADS-B Mandates

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.