Aviation Technologies has obtained FAA certification for its automatic
dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system on the Boeing 757-200.
757 is the second commercial jet type to win approval for installation and
operation of the ADS-B satellite-based navigation and situational awareness
first aircraft was the Boeing 727-100, for which UPS Aviation Technologies won
ADS-B supplemental type certificate (STC) approval last fall.
company UPS Airlines then installed ADS-B systems on all its 727-100s. It can
now be expected to install ADS-B equipment in all of its 757 Boeing 757s
following the latest STC award.
Aviation Technologies has launched efforts to certificate ADS-B installation
and operation in the other commercial jet types that UPS Airlines operates –
the Airbus A300-600F, the Boeing 747-100 and –200 freighter, the Boeing
767-300F and the McDonnell Douglas DC-8-70 series freighter.
company’s ADS-B system contains both the Mode S 1090 MHz datalink and the
Universal Access Transceiver datalink developed by US government research
institution Mitre Corporation. The system allows the operator to use the two
datalinks independently or in tandem.