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FAA Approves Flightstar STC for Bombardier Learjet 45 Series

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Flightstar Corporation for Data Communications in the Bombardier Learjet 40 and 45. This STC allows for the utilization of both Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications Clearance Delivery (CPDLC DCL) and Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Baseline 1 (ATN B1) CPDLC capabilities. An additional option to incorporate Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ abilities are available with ATN B1 CPDLC and CPDLC DCL configurations.

The Flightstar CPDLC STC requires a pre-existing Universal Avionics (UA) UNS-1Ew SBAS-FMS. Integration of a UA UniLink UL-801 Communications Management Unit and a CVR-120 Cockpit Voice Recorder, with our without RIPS. Operators have the choice of two different mounting locations for the CVR cockpit controller unit to fit with varying cockpit pedestal configurations. Aircraft can be upgraded with FANS 1/A+ capabilities by an optional installation of a Satcom Direct Iridium Data Link Unit. Approval of the STC by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency is currently under review.

For more information about the Flightstar CPDLC DCL, ATN-B1 CPDLC, and optional FANS 1/A+ solution for the Learjet 40 and Learjet 45, visit


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