New LED Position/Navigation/Anti-Collision Lights for Challenger CL-601/604/605 Series Aircraft

Challenger CL-601/604/605
Challenger CL-601/604/605

Operators who have been waiting for an LED solution to replace their existing incandescent navigation/position and anti-collision lights may finally have an STC option available for installation.

These lights will be available for all Challenger-series CL601/CL604 and CL605 aircraft.

Whelen Aerospace Technologies is in the final stages of obtaining an STC for the installation of LED navigation, strobe, and tail position lighting on Bombardier Challenger 6XX series aircraft. This innovative system offers enhanced reliability and reduces the aircraft’s weight by 8 pounds.

Additionally, a 5-year warranty for this system will be included.

The STC has been finalized, with kits available for shipment and installation in March 2024.

In addition, Whelen will also offer LED logo/landing and taxi lights sometime in Q2 2024 installed under 8110-3 until the STC is finalized.

Please contact your West Star Aviation Bombardier Technical Sales Manager for more information or to request a proposal for installation during your next maintenance visit.

Robert Peyman

Robert Peyman

Technical Sales Manager
Challenger & Global
(ALN)
Tel 618.258.8090 rpeyman@wsa.aero

Randy Miller

Randy Miller

Technical Sales Manager Challenger & Global
(GJT)
Tel 970.248.5270
rmiller@wsa.aero

Connor Mottice

Connor Mottice

Technician Sales Manager
(CHA)
Office 423.320.6156
cmottice@wsa.aero

Jeff Messmer

Jeff Messmer

Technical Sales Manager
(PCD)
Cell 314.607.4069
jmessmer@wsa.aero

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