Events related to aircraft missing over oceanic areas have led to several new requirements, amongst which is the introduction of a long-range Underwater Locator Device (ULD).
The ULD low frequency (8.8kHz) technology is used to increase the range at which aircraft submerged wreckage can be located.
It will be mounted on the aircraft structure free of sound absorbent materials and not in wing sections or empennage. The installation is in accordance with ARINC specification 667, which describes the removal, installation and maintenance aspects of an ULD installation.
Note that the ULD is not to be confused with the Underwater Locator Beacons (ULB) as installed on the CVR and FDRs. The ULD is complementary to the ULB and is mounted to the aircraft structure.
ICAO states that by January 1st 2018 aircraft flying long range over water with a MTOW>27.000 kg must be equipped with an ULD. Long range over water is determined by the exceedance of the distance from a suitable emergency landing spot. The distance corresponds to 120 min at cruise speed or 400NM whichever is the lesser.
EASA states that by January 1st 2019 Passenger aircraft flying long range over water with a MTOW>27.000 kg and cargo aircraft with MTOW > 45.500kg must be equipped with an ULD. Long range over water is determined by a distance >180 NM from shore.
Other authorities have accepted similar rules.
Contact Fokker Services for other aircaft types.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast or ADS-B Out as it is known, is a new Air Trafﬁc Control technique for aircraft in both Non-Radar and Radar Airspace. Guiding aircraft to their destination in a safer more efficient way.
ADS-B is a means by which aircraft, aerodrome vehicles and other objects can automatically transmit and receive data. Identifying themselves and their position via a data-link. This user friendly broadcast mode keeps communication lines open, informing people on the ground and in the air of real time developments. ADS-B out is the ﬁrst step and will only send data from the aircraft.
Non-reliant on external input the ADS-B Out is automatic, depending solely on existing on-board transmission services to provide surveillance information to other users.
To view the ADS-B Out Webpage, please check: www.fokker.com/ADS-B-out
Replace your current window blinds by the Element EDW.
Fully control and manage the outside elements entering the cabin through the aircraft windows.
Light entering aircraft cabins through windows is a welcome element – but only if it can be managed. Element EDWs provide the solution. Precise control over the amount of light and glare in the cabin. Passengers experience greater comfort by having the optimum level of daylight in the cabin.
Windows are the primary source of solar heat entering the cabin when the aircraft is on the ground. The cabin can be uncomfortably warm and passengers suffer. Element EDWs provide the following benefits:
Studies by NASA and others have demonstrated that windows are a primary source of noise entering an aircraft cabin from outside. Passengers experience psychological and physiological distress. Element EDWs have innovative transparent acoustic insulation films, providing a quieter cabin during the flight.
The Trafﬁc alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) has been introduced in order to reduce the risk of mid-air collisions or near mid-air collisions between aircraft. When TCAS II version 7.1 is implemented the probability of mid-air collisions will be reduced signiﬁcantly. *
The introduction of TCAS change 7.1 software is available for Fokker 50, Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 aircraft as well as for other types of aircraft like Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321, Boeing 737 series, 757, 767, Bombardier Dash 8 and CRJ. (* source: www.eurocontrol.int)
Upgrade TCAS 7.0 (TPA 81A) to 7.1 (TPA 100B) on Boeing 737
Fokker has joined forces with Navtech and Jepessen, leading providers of flight operations solutions, and developed an EFB solution for iPad® installation that may revolutionize the way we navigate our skies. Technology moves quickly, and at Fokker Services it is our policy to stay ahead of the game. We design and launch more than 300 aircraft modifications every year, believing that even an already functioning product can be improved on. In recent years Apple has captured the hearts of the consumer with their innovative thinking, whilst Navtech represent quality and credibility within the aviation industry. Combined with the history and experience at Fokker, the development of such an innovative yet simple solution felt like a natural progression. Service providers today are under a lot of pressure to meet growing demands. Products must be efficient, safe, cost effective, user and environmentally friendly; Our EFB installation is ticking all the boxes.
Conversion of Bombardier CRJ's into fully customized VIP Aircraft. Partial modification up until fully customized designs, conversions and liveries available. Please contact us with your requirements, ideas and questions!
T-ped approval per SBF100-23-062 for the Fokker 70 and Fokker 100 aircraft, including the update of the limitations sections of the AFM.
For non-Fokker aircraft, Fokker Services can support the operational approval and/or provide an STC upon the operators choice.