C&L Aviation Services (C&L), a C&L Aviation Group company, has been awarded the contract to provide the ADS-B solution for Berry Aviation’s fleet of EMB-120 aircraft. The program will see C&L provide the Garmin solution to comply with the FAA Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast-Out (ADS/B-Out) mandate requiring compliance before January 1, 2020.
“Working with C&L on this project has been a very smart choice,” said Gary McCracken, VP of Maintenance for Berry Aviation.” Their experience, knowledge, and problem-solving ability have been great assets as we look to complete the ADS-B installations.”
C&L’s Production Planning Manager Chad Jones along with a team from ARM International completed the successful prototype installation in April of 2019, with the other 9 aircraft being scheduled for completion by the end of July. Kits are currently being assembled at C&L’s facility on Bangor, ME in preparation for the installations.
“We are thrilled to be able to do this work for Berry Aviation.” Said Calvin Tuitt, SVP of Business Development MRO for C&L Aviation Services. “Berry has been very flexible and accommodating in working with us to make this happen so quickly.”
C&L offers the Garmin GTX 3000 paired with either the Garmin GDL 88 or Universal WAAS GPS source solution for a variety of regional and corporate aircraft types including Dash-8, Beech 1900D, EMB-120, Beechjet 400A, Hawker 800 Series, Challenger Series, Gulfstream, and more. C&L also completed an STC certification in the fall of 2018 for an ADS-B solution for the Saab 340 aircraft which can also be used for transponder/GPS pairing in other Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft, which was used in this particular solution.
C&L offers multiple Manufacturers solutions of ADS-B for the corporate aircraft market as the FAA-2020 mandate approaches.
C&L Aviation Group is an FAA and EASA approved industry leader in servicing, maintaining, and supporting operators in the corporate and regional aviation industry. In addition to aircraft and engine sales and leasing programs, C&L offers parts support, heavy maintenance, interior refurbishment, aircraft teardown, disassembly services, and aircraft management. C&L is headquartered in Bangor, Maine, with international offices in Australia, Singapore, and Europe.
Berry Aviation is an American charter airline based in San Marcos, Texas, United States. It was established and started operations in 1983 and operates charter passenger and cargo flights as well as work for the US Postal Service. Its main base is San Marcos Municipal Airport.