Duncan Aviation is developing an STC for flight data recorders for Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker models 750, 800XP, 850XP and 900XP, involving the installation of an AeroCorder 100 FDR from BendixKing and a modular acquisition unit and quick access recorder from Flight Data Systems.
The approved model list (AML) STC will meet the mandate established in 2020 by the Mexican Agencia Federal Aviacion Civil (AFAC) regarding the performance and functionality of flight data recorders on aircraft flying in Mexican airspace. After gaining approval from the FAA and the AFAC, Duncan will seek approval for its STC from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency.
Supporting a range of signal inputs, including digital, analogue and discrete, Flight Data Systems' modular acquisition unit (MAU) allows multiple aircraft sensor feeds to join into one, which will be received by the BendixKing AeroCorder 100. The MAU can be installed in a variety of aircraft and can record additional parameters.
“We want to be able to help those Hawker owners and operators worldwide whose aircraft are not equipped with FDRs or whose FDRs are obsolete,” says manager of the Houston satellite shop Mark Winter. “Although the mandate went into effect in 2020, we're just now seeing rules of engagement and our STC addresses all of the issues. The Hawker series aircraft will be the first model to be added to this AML STC.”