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Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer Adds STC Update in Advance of European Data Link Mandate

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Allows Operators to Upgrade for European Data Link Services (DLS) Mandate

LAS VEGAS, NV – Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, Chicago Jet Group, is adding the new Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Baseline 1 (ATN B1) Module for the UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit to all of their existing FAA and EASA approved FANS/CPDLC STC’s. This will allow customers to upgrade for ATN B1 CPDLC and Context Management functions required for the 05 February 2020 European mandate, formerly known as Link 2000+.

“Aircraft operating in European airspace will need to be equipped for ATN B1 CPDLC,” said Mike Marie, Universal Avionics Central U.S. Regional Sales Manager. “Universal’s UniLink UL-800/801 now has the capability to meet the data link requirements around the world,” he added. “We are excited to provide operators with the opportunity to prepare for the future of our airspace worldwide, including the European ATN B1 CPDLC mandate.”

“Chicago Jet Group is continuing to enhance our existing FANS/CPDLC AML STC’s,” said Mike Mitera, President of Chicago Jet Group. “This includes the addition of the recently available ATN/Link 2000+ capability for Europe on the Universal UL-801 to all of our existing FAA and EASA approved FANS/CPDLC STC’s,” he added. “This will give customers that have already purchased these Chicago Jet Group STC’s the option to add the ATN/Link 2000+ capability for Europe.”

The UniLink UL-800/801 CMU can be installed on a wide range of platforms, even those with a third party Flight Management System (FMS). Unlike other solutions, the UniLink UL-801 has the FANS and ATN B1 software built in, along with an internal VDL Mode 2 radio. 

For more information, visit Universal Avionics booth N2821 during NBAA-BACE 2017 while exhibit halls are open.

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About Universal Avionics Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Helicopter, Airline (regional/commercial), Government/Military, Special Missions, and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit www.uasc.com/company/about.

About Chicago Jet Group Chicago Chicago Jet Group operates an FAA Class 4 Part 145 Repair Station with EASA approval, focusing on the installation and certification of NextGen avionics technology in Part 25 aircraft, in addition to providing airframe and engine maintenance. Contact Chicago Jet Group at www.chicagojetgroup.com; Visit us at Booth N3132 during NBAA in Las Vegas.