Our Dornier 228 community is rife with overriding questions about the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) 2020 compliance deadline and how it pertains to the Dornier 228. Understandably, our Dornier 228 operators are looking for clarity – as well as a reasonable and affordable solution.
For you, for your CAMO, for your successful Dornier 228 operations, and for your peace of mind, now is the time to separate the facts on the ADS-B out mandate from the fiction that could quite possibly leave European operated aircraft grounded at the 2020 deadline. It is also the time to consider a straightforward and proven solution that will allow full compliance for 2020, match realistic budget constraints, and most importantly, keep your Dornier 228 flying.
Mindful of your priorities, RUAG has specifically developed a stand-alone STC that brings ADS-B out, Mode S EHS (Enhanced Surveillance) and ELS (Elementary Surveillance) direct to your Dornier 228 cockpit, easily and affordably. Fully satisfying all EASA requirements, our package for your Dornier 228 features a streamlined installation and includes transponder, GPS receiver, air data display unit, and AHRS (attitude heading reference system). What’s more, the STC also supports FAA compliance.
A look at the facts
Just to make sure that this solution is precisely what you need, let’s look at the ADS-B out facts. Essentially, the mandate and its June 2020 compliance date apply to all Dornier 228 flying for 19-passenger commuter operations, for cargo operations and for humanitarian and medevac operations. They even apply for those aircraft operating between the continents and whose flight plans originate in European airspace.
- Fact: All Dornier 228 aircraft, registered and operating within European airspace, must comply with the EASA ADS-B out mandate. This includes the requirement that all Enhanced Surveillance (EHS) parameters be transmitted (Mode S EHS).
- Fact: Dornier 228 aircraft, registered and operating within European airspace and weighing OVER 5.7 tons, must comply with the EASA ADS-B out mandate. It is important to note that all Dornier 228 aircraft have a certified MTOW greater than 5.7 tons, except the Dornier 228-100 and -201.
- Fact: Dornier 228 classic aircraft, registered and operating within European airspace and capable of flying OVER 250 knots true, must comply with the EASA ADS-B out mandate. And, all Dornier 228 are certified with a with a maximum TAS of greater than 250 knots.
- Fact: Current exemptions for ELS/EHS will not be grandfathered and lose their validity for the new ADS-B mandate. The deadline for exemption requests was 1 January 2019.
Maintain operational flexibility
How you choose to approach the ADS-B out compliance issue is a decision for you and your CAMO. Our priority is to ensure you have access to the tools you need in order to maintain operational flexibility and continued reliable performance throughout your Dornier 228 operations.