West Star Aviation Receives Falcon 900B FANS CPDL-C STC

East Alton, IL, November 29, 2016 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce they have received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) application on F900B aircraft.

The CPDL-C is a data link application that allows for direct exchange of text-based messages between the controller and a pilot. This application improves communication capabilities in areas that usually require Third Party HF communication relay such as oceanic and enroute airspace. The pilot is provided with the capability to respond to messages, request clearances, report, and declare/rescind an emergency. This application was designed to update and supplement the F900B aircraft’s current communication equipment.

“We are proud to continue certifying new avionics solutions for corporate aircraft. These include F900B STCs for the Honeywell CDS/R LCD cockpit upgrade, WAAS/LPV, TCAS 7.1 and ADS-B. The FANS solution is considered to be stand-alone, but could be completed with these other STC options,” said Marty Rhine, Director of Sales, West Star Aviation.

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 world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.

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