Field Aviation Receives EASA STC for Installation of Universal Avionics EFI-890R in Full Line of Classic DASH 8 Aircraft
Toronto, Ontario, May 8, 2012Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Field Aviation of Toronto has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC 10039339)) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation of the Universal Avionics EFI-890R display system in the full line of classic DASH 8 aircraft, including the 100-, 200- and 300-series models. The STC was issued on 27 April, 2012. The EASA STC follows an earlier STC granted by Transport Canada covering the same installation. FAA certification is pending.
Field Aviation has now completed flight deck upgrades on a DASH 8 Q300 for the Icelandic Coast Guard and a Q200 for Air Iceland, with a second Air Iceland Q200 aircraft to be delivered with the upgrade next month. The first DASH 8 Q100 to receive the flight deck upgrade is Bluebird Aviation Limited of Nairobi, Kenya with an aircraft in production now and a second scheduled for later this year. When Field Aviation delivers the Bluebird Aviation Q100, it will be significant in that all three series of classic DASH 8s will then be operating with Field AviationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s EFI-890R based flight deck modernization upgrade.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This new EASA approval opens up a significant market for us, internationally,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Brian Love, Field AviationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chief commercial officer. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Overall, the Classic DASH 8 population numbers in the hundreds; we can now bring them into the full-digital world.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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