In January 2017 Duncan Aviation announced the upgrade and installation of ADS-B Out avionics equipment on a Challenger 850 SE.
The Duncan Aviation Satellite Avionics Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, upgraded the displays, GPS sensors, and software in the cockpit before upgrading the Rockwell Collins TDR-94D transponder, bringing the aircraft into compliance with the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate, which has a mandate coming due in 2020.
Using the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approved for use in the United States by the FAA and developed by Avmax (STC ST03651NY), headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and the STC for Wide Area Augmentation System/Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (WAAS/LPV) developed by Rockwell Collins (STC ST01514WI-D), the Las Vegas shop readied the Challenger for WAAS/LPV and then performed the upgrades necessary for ADS-B Out.
Installation of an arrester block cushion onto the upper surface of the forward divan cabinet, which allows the removal of an existing restriction on the occupation of the forwardmost seating position on the side facing divan, The change also removes existing placards which limited the seat position as “Not to be occupied during Taxi. Take-off or Landing”.
An Airborne Wireless Local Area Network Unit (AWLU), comprising a CNX-200 Network
Accelerator and two S-band antennas provides, in conjunction with the satellite communication system, onboard data networking for computers and other electronic devices used by both passengers and crew. Access to the Local Area Network (LAN) is via wireless connection or four LAN ports located at the left-hand seat 2, right-hand seat 2, left-hand outboard seat 4, and left-hand seat 5.
Installation of 965-0976-003-226-226 Software with Runway Awareness Advisory System (RAAS) activation option on Honeywell MK V Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS)
Installation of the Mark II Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) in accordance with Master Drawing List 756-0079-001 Revision D, dated January 25, 2001 or later FAA approved revisions.
Installation of -218-218 software with Runway Awareness Advisory System (RAAS) activation option on Honeywell MK V Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS).
Installation of Litton LTN-92 INS with LTN-2001 GPS sensor.
Replacement of existing Air Cycle Machine (ACM) steel bearing with hybrid bearing
Installation of Rockwell Collins CMU-4000 Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, ECU-3000 External Compensation Unit and VHF-4000 Transceiver and an ARINC 740 Characteristic printer for Plain Old ACARS