FAI Technik, a German MRO supplier and member of the FAI Aviation Group, completed two FANS installations on two of the group's Bombardier Challenger 604s during October and November. A further installation was scheduled for completion by the middle of last month.
Simultaneously, FAI Technik has received an EASA STC for a Garmin ADS-B solution for a Learjet 60, designed by FAI Engineering in collaboration with its Part 21 design partner S4A, located in Madrid, Spain. With three Learjet 60 ADS-B modifications already completed, FAI Technik was expecting to modify another three LR60 models before year end. This will mean that the company's entire air ambulance fleet, comprising six Learjet 60s and four Challenger 604s, were ready for unrestricted transatlantic flying by the end of 2019.
Its six other European-based Learjet 60s are scheduled for ADS-B modification in the first and second quarters this year, respectively, in time for the EASA mandate by June 2020.