West Star Aviation has achieved FAA approval on its Lear 60 Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) STC. West Star has teamed with Universal Avionics and TrueNorth Avionics to offer this new FANS solution for the Lear 60.
This package consists of a Universal Avionics UniLink UL-801 Communications Management Unit (CMU), Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and TrueNorth’s FAA C195a TSO’d Data Link Unit granting Lear 60 operators access to North Atlantic Tracks for more efficient routing to Europe.
West Star Aviation holds an STC to install Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management Systems (FMS) for LPV operation and will be able to provide a solution for ADS-B compliance.
“We are pleased to have received approval from the FAA on the FANS STC installation. The benefit of this system will lead to more efficient travel for our customers with minimal downtime,” said Aaron Berg, Avionics Technical Sales Manager, West Star Aviation. “It has been great being able to grow our Lear 60 avionics capabilities first with LPV and now with our FANS STC,” Berg continued.
The downtime for this installation can vary depending upon the work scope (i.e. if LPV has been previously accomplished downtime is reduced.) These avionics modifications can be done in conjunction with other repair services to reduce overall inshop time.