With the ADS-B OUT mandate fast approaching North America’s-based Flying Colours Corp. has secured approval from the Transport Canada Civil Aviation department to install ADS-B OUT technology on Canadian registered Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605) and 300 airframes.
FCC is finalizing the installation of its first Canadian registered aircraft which will have the system fitted. This new approval complements its existing FAA certification which was awarded just over a year ago and has been installed on a number of Challenger aircraft. It is expected to receive validation from Europe’s EASA in the near future.
“We are well aware that the deadline for this mandate is coming up fast, and we want to be able to support as many of our clients as possible in complying with the regulations. Our US facility is already handling regular installations and with this new approval we can increase the number of aircraft we put through the Peterborough workshops,” says Sean Gillespie, Executive VP, Flying Colours. There will be many Canadian aircraft that will need to be equipped with the system by the deadline of 1 January 2020. “We’ve invested significantly in tooling and training to support customers. This latest approval will help us ready existing clients for the changes, and attract new ones too, as we know installation slots are filling up fast.”
Automatic Dependent Surveillance - OUT (ADS-B OUT) enables the aircraft to report highly accurate position and status information to air traffic control, replacing the need for traditional radar. With EASA mandating that by 7 December 2017, all aircraft with a maximum certified take-off weight exceeding 5,700kg, or having a maximum cruise airspeed capability greater than 250 kts, must be ADS-B OUT (DO-260B) compliant
About Flying Colours Corp:
With facilities in Canada, the USA, & Singapore, global aviation services company Flying Colours Corp, brings over 25 years of experience to every facet of its business, which includes Green Completions, Interior Refurbishment & Modifications, Heavy Maintenance, Exterior Paint, Special Mission Modifications, and Avionics Installations.
Flying Colours specializes in all mid to large sized business aircraft, including the Bombardier Global Express and Challenger families, Dassault Falcon, Beechcraft/Hawker and Gulfstream models. Flying Colours is an Authorized Service Facility for Bombardier and a Bombardier Preferred Completion Center.