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West Star Aviation announces new STC for Global Express

West Star Aviation now offers STC for Latitude Technologies Corporation DL150 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) and Iridium Antenna on Bombardier Global Express (BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11) aircraft.

The DL150, a TSO-159b approval unit, is a high-performance ARINC 741 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) for the Iridium network that meets AC20-140B guidance as an SDU for any aircraft needing to be FANS I/A+ compliant. The compact Iridium installation allows the connection of FANS/CPDLC out of VHF coverage after the Inmarsat system has been removed. This offers an optimal solution to operators that want to remove the classic Inmarsat system and replace it with a new, non-safety services KA internet connectivity solution. The Iridium network is an ideal choice for global CPDLC, supporting the reliable delivery of data anywhere.

This installation takes approximately four weeks and can be completed at any of the four full-service West Star Aviation facilities – East Alton, Ill. (ALN), Grand Junction, Colo. (GJT), Chattanooga, Tenn. (CHA) and Perryville, Mo. (PCD).

As an industry-leading MRO provider, West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for eight consecutive years from 2014-2021 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual PRASE Survey.  West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, engines and APUs, avionics installations and repair, major modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, accessory services and parts.

In addition to its primary facilities in East Alton, Ill., Grand Junction, Colo., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Perryville, Mo., West Star Aviation also maintains satellite facilities at Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, Centennial Airport in Denver, Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, Texas, and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minn.

The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities, as well as AOG/MRT services nationwide. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information, visit or call 800-922-2421.

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