Duncan releases ADS-B compliance numbers
By Wings Staff
Duncan Aviation’s market research team in early August began looking at compliance levels for upgrading business aviation aircraft to mandated Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) systems. The FAA deadline to comply with the upgrade is now only 16 months away on January 1, 2020.
By Wings Staff
Duncan researchers found that 52 per cent of the aircraft in the industry have yet to comply, which equates to roughly 14,000 business jets still need the mandated upgrades.
“For the time being, we have some unique geographic and parts availability advantages that we can use to help operators get a plan in place. However, those windows are quickly closing,” said Matt Nelson, manager of satellite operations for Duncan, describing the current environment and pressing need for available hangar space, qualified technicians and equipment to complete the upgrades.
In other news, Duncan announced it has been named a Héroux-Devtek Distributor, one of only five worldwide. This designation gives Duncan Aviation Component Services access to expanded repair and overhaul services.
“With this agreement we are able to offer another avenue to competitively priced repair, overhaul, and exchanges on Héroux-Devtek/APPH landing gear actuation systems and components, like sequence valves, steering and airbrake jacks, and reversing valves found on Hawker 125 Series aircraft,” said Chris Gress, Duncan Aviation Parts & Rotable Sales Business Development Manager.