in Aerospace

BAE Systems' Avro RJ modifications EASA approval secures CityJet order

Posted 4 September 2018 · Add Comment

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has completed the engineering and installation of an ADS-B (Out) modification on two Avro RJ aircraft belonging to two separate operators, leading to the awarding of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approval Certificate 10066079 for this major change modification.


Courtesy CityJet

 
On the back of this approval, CityJet of Ireland, Europe’s biggest Avro RJ operator, has placed an order with BAE Systems for modification kits covering its 13-strong fleet.
 
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked without the need for any action from the pilot or from Air Traffic Control and providing an enhanced set of aircraft surveillance data to Air Traffic Management.
 
EASA has mandated that all aircraft weighing above 5,700kg or having a maximum cruise speed greater than 250 knots will need to be ADS-B compliant by June 7, 2020. In the United States the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has mandated ADS-B for 1 January 2020.
 
Following the EASA award BAE Systems is now working to ensure all European operators of the BAe 146/Avro RJ as well as those operators outside Europe that fly into European airspace are equipped with the ADS-B modification by the mandated date.
 
It is also investigating the possibility of obtaining Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) validation of the modification for operators of the aircraft in those countries/jurisdictions.
 
In addition, under its EASA Part 21G and J approvals, BAE Systems is also able to engineer and arrange the installation of ADS-B upgrades to other aircraft types and is currently evaluating solutions for other aircraft platforms.
 
The company believes that with its long pedigree, its range of civil and military approvals and experience, its proven integration capabilities coupled with an innovative approach and strong supply chain management to obtain best pricing, it offers a compelling vendor experience for a safety-related system modification such as ADS-B.
 
Most of the upgrades will be carried out whilst aircraft are in for maintenance and the installation will be carried out either by the operators themselves or their designated Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO). BAE Systems will supply the approved information, the Service Bulletin and the modification kit. Kit deliveries will be planned in line with the aircraft’s maintenance/modification schedule.
 
The BAE Systems Regional Aircraft team will be present at the forthcoming European Regions Airlines General Assembly in Edinburgh (9-11 October) and MRO Europe in Amsterdam (16-18 October) to meet with potential customers.


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Royal Navy test fires new anti-ship missile

A target boat took a direct hit in the Irish Sea as the Royal Navy successfully tested its new missile to defeat terrorists and suicide bombers.

Construction begins on F-35 infrastructure at RAF Lakenheath

Work has started on buildings that will be home to two US Air Force F-35 squadrons at RAF Lakenheath.

US Ambassador highlights special security relationship at Heathrow

Heathrow hosted US Ambassador to the UK yesterday, who heralded Heathrow’s strong security partnership with US authorities, thanking the airport for its efforts to keep the skies safe for transatlantic passengers and make travel

TT Electronics unveils new modular current sensor approach for aircraft electrical systems

Provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, TT Electronics, today unveiled an innovative approach to developing customised solutions for the harsh environment requirements of the aerospace and

NCSC releases 2019 Active Cyber Defence report

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released its Active Cyber Defence (ACD) report yesterday, revealing that a scam to defraud thousands of UK citizens using a fake email address spoofing a UK airport, was one of a wide range of

Baines Simmons appoints Mike Da Silva as consultant

Baines Simmons, part of the Consulting & Training division of global aviation services group Air Partner, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Da Silva as consultant. He will report directly to Mike Wallace, Head of

See us at
DSEI JP BT1605201119ADSS1000DBT1706171019SMI GMS BT1906071119SMI FAV BT1006141119SMI ActiveP BT1206121119VIDSE BT1605060320