RUAG Aviation now owns the STC for ADS-B Out compliance, making it available at its Lugano and Geneva locations. The ADS-B Out is a precise satellite-based surveillance using GPS technology to broadcast an aircraft’s position, and other aircraft data, to other ADS-B capable aircraft and Air Traffic Control (ATC) centres.
Intent on supporting their Dassault Falcon 2000 and 2000EX customers in their efforts to comply with the update by 2020, RUAG Aviation investigated solutions for making a modification which would prove to be straightforward and affordable. “We are dedicated to ensuring our customers’ safe operations, as well as their continued airworthiness,” states Stephan Woodtli, General Manager Lugano, RUAG Aviation. He continues, “Equally, compliance with aviation authorities’ directives and the necessary adjustment of avionics systems should be part of a streamlined process, both in terms of minimal downtimes and budgetary interests. This is why we have developed this STC. It requires no invasive modifications, is economically responsible and can be implemented within a very fast downtime,” he confirms.
In fact, the avionics integrator recommends introducing the required upgrade during the aircraft’s next C check in order to optimise the downtime even further. “Aircraft availability is crucial to our customers’ success and we are firmly committed to supporting them in achieving that goal. Developing an STC that is able to save them both time and money is how we prove that commitment,” concludes Stephan Woodtli.
RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide.
Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.
RUAG is an authorised service centre for OEMs of renown, such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica (AgustaWestland), Piaggio, Sikorsky, Pilatus, Piper, and Mooney, as well as a service centre for 328 Support Services, Hawker Beechcraft, Viking und MD Helicopters. RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces.
The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations.