Aug 25, 2017: Duncan Aviation’s Satellite Avionics Shop in Atlanta, Georgia, has installed the upgraded Rockwell Collins TDR-94Ds on a Gulfstream 200, bringing the aircraft into compliance with the FAA’s mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out. This was the first time the company’s Atlanta shop had completed the work. The entire project was completed in just 10 days.
Using the Approved Model List-Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for Part 25 aircraft developed by CMD Flight Solutions, the team in Atlanta upgraded the TDR-94Ds; added a new, standalone Free Flight Wide-Area Augmentation System (WAAS) sensor; rewired the inputs for the GPS; and installed two annunciators.
Duncan Aviation’s Avionics Shop in Lincoln has the approval to upgrade the Rockwell Collins TDR-94s. The Satellite teams ship the units to Lincoln, and with advanced scheduling, the Lincoln team can turn the units in as little as one day, which dramatically decreases downtime for customers.
“We’re encouraging all of our customers to schedule time now – it’s not a good idea to wait because there isn’t enough capacity at qualified shops to perform upgrades on all of the aircraft that need ADS-B between now and midnight, December 31, 2019,” says Edduyn Pita, Satellite Shop Manager, Duncan Aviation, Atlanta. “So many operators are going to be scrambling in the final few months of 2019, but based on sheer numbers, the longer you wait, the more you risk finding yourself AOG. Don’t wait! Schedule your upgrade now.”