19/04/2017 DUNCAN AVIATION TO PARTICIPATE IN SCAA MANDATE SOLUTIONS PANEL

DUNCAN AVIATION TO PARTICIPATE IN SCAA MANDATE SOLUTIONS PANEL

Duncan Aviation has participated in the NextGen Mandate Solutions panel discussion at the Southern California Aviation Association’s luncheon to be held at 11 a.m. on April 28 at Ross Aviation in Long Beach, Calif. Duncan Aviation’s Regional Avionics Sales Manager Mark Francetic will be a member of the panel, which is moderated by Matt Thurber, Senior Editor of Aviation International News.

“As the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate deadline nears and the demand for upgrades increases, more and more questions are being raised,” says Duncan Aviation Southwest Regional Manager Alfredo Garcia. “We are proud to join this panel to help answer questions operators may have.”

For the last several years, Duncan Aviation has held free seminars to help educate the business aviation community on the ADS-B mandate, including information on the mandate’s equipment requirements and the availability of certified equipment. As the January 1, 2020 deadline looms, Duncan Aviation has begun offering its customers the opportunity to reserve slots now for ADS-B upgrades in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  

Duncan Aviation has a network of 26 satellite avionics shops and work-away stations located at the busiest airports in the United States, and Southern California is home to two: The Van Nuys satellite shop and the San Diego workaway station. Each shop has knowledgeable, experienced avionics technicians who have already brought dozens of aircraft into compliance with the ADS-B mandate.

In the last two years, Duncan Aviation shops throughout the country have upgraded close to 300 aircraft of all makes and models, and the avionics bench at the Lincoln, Nebraska, facility has upgraded 132 TDR-94/TDR-94D units, bringing them into compliance with the ADS-B mandate.

The Duncan Aviation slot program allocates two spots per satellite per month for ADS-B upgrades. This program holds a confirmed date and hangar space for one aircraft, and operators can call now to reserve the spots for 2018 and 2019 and throughout the rest of 2017.