West Star Aviation Receives FAA Approval on Lear 60 FANS STC

Grand Junction, CO, September 15, 2016 – West Star Aviation is proud to announce FAA approval on their 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.

Voted #1 Preferred MRO in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Professional Pilot magazine annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey for three consecutive years, West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.

In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL and Centennial Airport in Denver, CO. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing worldclass customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800- 922-2421.

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