The services division of Fokker will modify the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B out) systems on-board Air Iceland’s fleet of Dash 8-Q200 and Q400 aircraft.
Once updated, the systems will enable the Bombardier aircraft to emit relevant data to air traffic management organizations, including the jet’s identity, GPS location and direction of the flight.
Fokker, a division of GKN Aerospace, added that the systems will enable Air Iceland to optimize airspace, fly more economical routes and minimize the use of ground radar stations.
Netherlands-headquartered Fokker has made a play for operators looking to update their ADS-B systems, following a 2010 FAA ruling mandated on all flying aircraft flying in both Europe and the U.S. by January 1, 2020.
The retrofit involves an upgrade or replacement of two major cockpit systems: the ATC Transponder and GPS Receiver.