Jet Aviation gains FAA STC approval in Basel for ADS-B Out compliance on B747

October 16, 2018

Jet Aviation has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for ADS-B Out compliance for the B747 series aircraft. The company announced EASA approval for the same in August 2018. ADS-B Out compliance is mandated by the FAA and EASA effective January and June 2020, respectively.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B) Out systems provide digital surveillance data that enhances situational awareness. Subject to specific equipment configurations, this approval authorizes Jet Aviation’s MRO and Completions facility in Basel to configure and install Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B) Out systems on N-registered B747 aircraft.

“We worked hard to develop and gain approval for our STC well ahead of the mandated deadlines to ensure our customers have time to demonstrate ADS-B Out compliance,” says Estelle Thorin, director of Program Management for large aircraft in Basel. “Customers appreciate our commitment to the highest safety and security standards and value our experience and expertise. As private jets are required to fly in ADS-B airspace, we are very pleased to extend this service offering to owners and operators of Boeing B747 aircraft.”