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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Flightstar Nears Completion for Learjet 40/45 STC with Universal Avionics ATN-B1 CPDLC Solution

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Universal Avionics (UA) Authorized Dealer, Flightstar Corporation, is nearing completion of their Learjet 40 and 45 STC for ATN-B1 CPDLC. The STC utilizes the aircraft’s existing UA UNS-1Ew SBAS-FMS and incorporates a new UA UniLink™ UL-801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) and CVR-120 Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR). Upon FAA approval, Flightstar will proceed with EASA, TCCA and ANAC approvals.

Operators have the flexibility to include FANS 1/A+ capabilities with the addition of a TrueNorth Data Link Unit and Iridium Antenna.

“This is yet another exciting accomplishment with our Authorized Dealer, Flightstar,” said Robert Clare, UA Director of Sales. “The Lear 40/45 is a solid performing aircraft and the ATN-B1 CPDLC/FANS 1/A+ upgrade will extend its capabilities far into the future,” he added.

“Flightstar is excited to be in the final stages of completion for the Learjet 40 and 45 STC,” stated Flightstar Avionics Manager, Greg Vail. “Our STC offers solutions that provide added value, including new capabilities associated with the FAA’s NextGen and Europe’s SESAR, and an extended life of the aircraft,” he added.

To learn more, visit UA booth N89 during the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018) 29-31 May 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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

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About Flightstar Corporation

Founded in 1978, Flightstar is an aviation service organization located at the University of Illinois-Willard Airport in Champaign, Illinois (KCMI). With over 112,000 square feet of hangar space, the company offers a wide range of services including a full-service fixed base operation (FBO), airline and general aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul operations (MRO),avionics sales with installation and repair, and world-wide executive jet charter with full aircraft management services. Flightstar proudly serves as a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for the Learjet 40, 45, 70, and 75 series of aircraft. Additionally, Flightstar operates as a Honeywell Authorized Service Center for the TFE731 series, HTF7000 and Honeywell APU.

With over 140 team members, Flightstar prides itself on providing world-class aviation services delivered with a Midwestern work ethic and highly personalized customer service. To learn more about us, visit or call (800)-747-4777.