Butler National Announces Learjet 60 ADS-B Compliance STC

05 Nov, 2015, 11:07 ET from Butler National Corporation

OLATHE, Kan., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Butler National Corporation (OTC Pink: BUKS), a leading manufacturer and provider of support systems for commercial and military aircraft and a recognized provider of management services in diverse business groups including the gaming industry, announces that its subsidiary, Butler Avionics, Inc., has received a Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") Supplemental Type Certificate ("STC") approval of the installation of its ADS-B(Out) avionics solution into the Learjet Model 60.

The FAA STC approval, STC Number ST02455SE, provides for a standalone ADS-B(Out) solution by retrofit of the two existing transponders with the Garmin GTX-3000 transponders and installation of the GDL 88 GPS/SBAS WAAS position source.  

The U.S. ADS-B equipment mandate is set for January 1, 2020.  The Butler National ADS-B solution is now available.  The retrofit installs the Garmin GTX 3000 transponders, the GDL 88 GPS/WAAS position source and an optional Flight Stream 210.  The Lear 60 ADS-B installation generally takes seven to ten days.

Mr. Clark Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Butler National Corporation commented, "A great feature with the Butler National ADS-B(Out) STC solution is the optional ADS-B(In) functionality.  The GDL-88 along with the Flight Stream 210 provide Bluetooth™ connectivity to portable electronic devices (i.e., iPads) that allow crew to obtain FIS-B flight information (i.e., uplink radar, weather) and ADS-B traffic (rebroadcast and from other ADS-B equipped aircraft)."  

Mr. Stewart added: "Butler is pleased to offer this Lear 60 ADS-B(Out) Solution.  We have taken on the opportunity to allow Lear 60 operators compliance with the ADS-B(Out) requirements well in advance of the 2020 deadline.  We have received considerable operator interest in the solution and have scheduled installation slots into late 2016.  With our subsidiary, Avcon Industries, we offer the flexibility of combining aircraft maintenance, such as A or B inspections, along with the ADS-B retrofit.  Butler continues its efforts to be a 'go-to source' for legacy Learjet Solutions.  This ADS-B STC solution is one more example of the Butler commitment to the Learjet aircraft." 

Our Business:
Butler National Corporation operates in the Aerospace and Services business segments.  The Aerospace segment focuses on the manufacturing of support systems for "Classic" commercial and military aircraft including the Butler National TSD for the Boeing 737 and 747 Classic aircraft, switching equipment for Boeing McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, weapon control systems for Boeing Helicopter and performance enhancement structural modifications for Learjet, Cessna, Dassault and Beechcraft business aircraft.  Services include temporary employee services, gaming services and administrative management services.

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