DC Aviation Group have been awarded a contract for the comprehensive overhaul of a Challenger 605 including a 48-month check, a cabin refurbishment as well as a Proline 21 Advanced Upgrade. The work will be carried out at DC Aviation’s Stuttgart Maintenance Centre.

The Proline 21 Advanced Upgrade includes the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment. This surveillance technology is already mandatory in the USA and the UAE since 1st January 2020 and will be mandatory in Europe from 7th of June 2020. With this system, the aircraft can be tracked as it determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it. The upgrade also includes the implementation of the TOSE (Take-Off Safety Enhancement) system.

Furthermore, a software upgrade of the 3rd VHF transceiver will be carried out to meet the Eurocontrol Link 2000+ mandate.

Daniel Heidrich, Director Sales Technical Services for DC Aviation advises “DC aviation has extensive experience maintaining and overhauling Challenger aircraft with a particular focus on Avionics upgrades. Our “Passion for Quality” means that all Safety Standards are kept to the highest levels and all work carried out with detailed precision.”