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Skyservice™ Receives TCCA & FAA STC Approval For Universal Avionics ‘Nextgen and Beyond’ Learjet 45 Upgrade

TUCSON, ARIZONA – April 16, 2019 – Universal Avionics (UA) Authorized Dealer, Skyservice™ Business Aviation Inc., has received TCCA and FAA approval for Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Bombardier Learjet 45 ‘NextGen and Beyond’ upgrade. EASA approval for certification is imminent.

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                      Meets Future Air Navigation System 1/A+ and Aeronautical Telecommunications Baseline 1 Requirements

                      Skyservice Learjet 45 nextgen and beyond

                      Completed for a corporate customer, the certification covers the addition of a UA UniLink™ UL-801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) and CVR-120R Cockpit Voice Recorder to the already installed UNS-1Ew SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS).

                      The upgrade offers operators capabilities for current and future mandated technologies including:

                      • Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC)
                      • CPDLC Departure Clearances (DCL)
                      • Enroute Data Communications (Data Comm)
                      • Oceanic Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+
                      • Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Baseline 1 (ATN B1)
                      • Localizer Performance with Vertical Navigation (LPV) / Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)

                      “This is yet another breakthrough with one of our top Authorized Dealers to bring cutting-edge technology to our aftermarket customers,” said Robert Clare, UA Director of Sales. “We continue to create, support, and deliver avionics solutions to operators worldwide to enhance their safety and operational efficiencies,” he added.

                      “Obtaining TCCA and FAA certification for CPDLC STC (FANS 1/A and ATN B1) for the Bombardier Learjet 45 is another reason why Skyservice remains a leading MRO,” said Paul Weeks, Vice President, Maintenance for Skyservice Business Aviation. “With the support that we receive from Universal Avionics, we can ensure aircraft operators and owners benefit from this leading-edge technology now and well into the future.”

                      The first upgraded aircraft was delivered to the customer in July 2018, with the second and third aircraft expected for delivery in October 2019 and April 2020.

                      To learn more about ‘NextGen and Beyond’ visit uasc.com/nextgen or contact your UA Sales Representative.

                      About Universal Avionics

                      Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, is a leading manufacturer of innovative commercial avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit uasc.com/company/about.

                      About Skyservice

                      Skyservice is a dynamic Canadian aviation organization that is dedicated to the core principles of safety and service. With over 30 years’ experience, Skyservice is the leader in the Canadian business aviation industry. With a diverse team of aviation experts and a commitment to exceptional service and outstanding levels of safety, Skyservice has earned its world-class reputation for excellence in aviation. At each of its four FBO locations in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, and Ottawa, Skyservice is dedicated to a full range of business aviation services, leading the industry in each of the following core business competencies: Aircraft Management, Charter, FBO, Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft Sales, and Brokerage.

                      To learn more, visit skyservice.com.

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                      Universal Avionics
                      Stacy Honda
                      shonda@uasc.com
                      Marketing Manager
                      +1 520 295 2300
                      800 321 5253

                      Skyservice Business Aviation
                      Marketing and Communications
                      marketing@skyservice.com
                      1 888 759 7591

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