FAA STC approval and US dealer network established - sales and
installation now available through West Star Aviation
RALEIGH, NC, July 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Jetcraft Corporation and its
subsidiary Jetcraft Avionics LLC, today announced that their HUD Vision
Access™ system is now available for sale and installation on the
Bombardier Challenger 604 (CL604).
Last month, Kollsman announced that the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) had awarded a "lower landing credit" approved supplemental type
certificate (STC) for the Kollsman enhanced flight vision system (EFVS)
for the CL604. As a major Kollsman EFVS distributor to the business
aviation aftermarket, Jetcraft has commercialized this offering and
branded it as HUD Vision Access.
Fully integrated with existing avionics, HUD Vision Access makes the
CL604 a more flexible and valuable aircraft by allowing pilots to
safely taxi, take-off and land in total darkness, fog, rain, snow, smog
and other reduced visibility conditions. Under FAR 91.175, HUD Vision
Access permits pilots to descend below decision height (DH/DA) at most
airports, reducing the need for ground-based infrastructure. For owners
and operators of CL604s, the principal benefits include additional
operational credit at more than 4,000 runways across the country,
during straight-in approaches with ILS or WAAS-LPV.
Implementation of the HUD Vision Access is a value-adding retrofit for
CL604s in-line with the FAA's new 'NextGen' initiative, which places
increasing importance on cockpit-based (vs. ground-based) guidance
West Star Aviation, a leading US provider of maintenance, repair and
overhaul (MRO) services with multiple authorized locations, has been
selected by Jetcraft for system installations. West Star will sell and
install HUD Vision Access as an integrated system, provisions or as
"Jetcraft's HUD Vision Access system makes the CL604 a more valuable
aircraft," says Chad Anderson, President, Jetcraft Corporation. "Based
on our extensive experience in the remarketing of previously-owned
business aircraft and independent analysis, we estimate the resale
value of HUD Vision Access to be approximately 70% of new.
Additionally, HUD Vision Access is a significant differentiator at
resale, compared to a similar aircraft without this upgrade.
Previously, EFVS was only available on new aircraft sold directly by
OEMs. With HUD Vision Access now STC approved on the CL604, we look
forward to continuing to work with the Kollsman team to pursue EASA
approval and comparable retrofits for aftermarket Bombardier Challenger
605 and CRJ conversion fleets. Working with West Star Aviation to
access this game-changing technology enables clients to derive more
value from their aircraft investments," adds Mr. Anderson.
"We are pleased to be the leading installation facilities of Jetcraft's
HUD Vision Access system for CL604s," continues Greg Byrnes, Senior
Vice President, West Star Aviation. "We have considerable expertise
with Challengers, specifically including avionics installations. The
HUD Vision Access represents a major value-add for aircraft owners and
operators. With recent FAA STC approval now established, we are ready
to serve the more than 150 CL604 operators registered in the US,"
concludes Mr. Byrnes.
About Jetcraft Corporation
Jetcraft Corporation is an international leader in new and pre-owned
business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades. Headquartered in
Raleigh, NC, Jetcraft has sales offices/representation in five US
cities; Basel and Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE, Moscow, Russia and
Hong Kong, China. The company's 50-year-plus track record in aircraft
transactions has earned it a world class customer base and one of the
strongest global networks in the industry. Jetcraft Avionics LLC, a
subsidiary of Jetcraft Corporation, provides distribution of enhanced
flight vision systems (EFVS) for aftermarket business aircraft using
Kollsman's state-of-the-art EVS-II and AT-HUD. For more information,
please visit www.jetcraft.com.
About West Star Aviation
West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in airframe repair and maintenance,
engine repair and maintenance, major modifications, avionics
installation and repair, interior refurbishment, paint, parts, surplus
avionics sales, window repair, landing gear overhauls and accessory
services. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient
aircraft at its East Alton, Illinois and Grand Junction, Colorado
facilities. For more information, please visit www.weststaraviation.com.
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