Duncan Aviation and Honeywell Aerospace have joined forces to offer an ADS-B solution for Citation 560/560XL and the Hawker 800A/800XP aircraft equipped with Honeywell’s Primus radio system.
“We have talked a lot with operators of these aircraft,” says Gary Harpster, an avionics representative with Duncan Aviation. “Many of them are interested in meeting the ADS-B mandate but keeping their aircraft in an industry-standard configuration. With the launch customers for these two Supplemental Type Certificates signed and scheduled, Duncan Aviation’s upcoming STCs will allow operators to meet the deadline with time to spare.”
The STCs will be available early in the first quarter of 2016. In addition, Harpster adds, customers with the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP) want to make sure that the plan will continue to include the components utilized in this ADS-B solution. It does. “In fact, Honeywell is offering a 50 percent reduction in the first year for new HAPP customers and 25 percent off for years two and three,” he continues. In order to take advantage of this savings, customers would install a standalone GPS Receiver and upgrade their existing Primus Radios and RM-855 RMUs.