Flightstar Corporation has obtained approval from the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) of Argentina for its ADS-B OUT STC and single WAAS FMS with LPV monitor STC. For use in the Bombardier Learjet 40 series, both STCs received initial FAA approval in early 2016.
The Flightstar ADS-B STC allows for operators to choose between two different options for GPS pairing. Option one utilises a Honeywell KGS-200 standalone GPS unit without the need to upgrade the existing FMS systems. The second option utilises two Universal Avionics UNS-1Ew FMS units as the GPS position source.
The Flightstar single STC utilises a single Universal Avionics UNS-1Ew and LPV monitor to give the aircraft full LPV capability. Operators can then implement option two of the Flightstar ADS-B STC to achieve ADS-B compliance without the need to add a second FMS unit to the aircraft.
Founded in 1978, Flightstar is located at the University of Illinois-Willard airport in Champaign, Illinois. With over 112,000 sq ft of hangar space, the company offers a range of services including an FBO, airline and general aviation MRO operations, avionics sales with installation and repair, world-wide executive jet charter and aircraft management services. Flightstar serves as a Bombardier authorised service facility (ASF) for the Learjet 40, 45, 70 and 75 series of aircraft, and operates as a Honeywell authorised service centre for TFE731 series and HTF7000 engines and Honeywell APUs.