C&L Aviation Group is highlighting at NBAA 2018 its new “One Problem: Three great solutions” ADS-B installation program, giving customers three options for meeting the upcoming Jan. 1, 2020 equipage mandate. Customers can order an ADS-B Out Equipment Compliance Kit; have C&L perform a turnkey installation at its facility, or have a C&L road team perform the installation at the aircraft’s base or another location of customer choice.
C&L’s in-development Garmin ADS-B Solution will replace existing Collins TDR-94D transponders with dual remote-mount Garmin GTX 3000 smart transponders, and cover corporate and regional aircraft C&L currently services, including the Beechjet 400A, Hawker 800 Series, Challenger series, Learjet, Caravan 208, Saab 340, ATR Classic, Dash-8, Beech 1900D, EMB-120 and Metro. The solution includes a Garmin GDL 88, GA 35, and Flightstream 110 Wireless Bluetooth compatible device that enables GPS position, ADS-B weather and traffic, and SiriusXM weather and radio that can be displayed on personal electronic devices.
STC approval is expected “very soon—in the next few months for sure,” said Tom Chapman, v-p of corporate aircraft, and with installations expected to be scheduled through the end of next year, C&L is offering the programs now.
The compliance-kit ADS-B offering provides “everything you will need for a streamlined ADS-B solution,” according to C&L, including hardware, loose wiring kit, engineering support, and installation instructions.
C&L (Booth 2230) will perform full installations at its 140,000-sq-ft facility in Bangor, Maine. The certified repair station, which has some 200 employees, holds approvals from the FAA, EASA, and several other agencies, and is also ISO 9001/2008, AS 9100 and AS 9110 certified.
For installation service delivered to the customer’s hangar, a road team will perform the ADS-B upgrade wherever the customer requests, eliminating the need to ferry the aircraft and minimizing downtime.