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Thursday, September 19, 2019

FAA approves Flightstar STC for CPDLC, ATN-B1, and optional FANS 1/A+ in Bombardier Learjet 45 Series

Champaign, IL (KCMI) – Thursday 19th, 2019 – 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.

"We are excited to offer this STC for the Bombardier Learjet 40 and 45 with four available variations" stated Flightstar’s Avionics Sales Manager, Greg Vail. “Our solution adds value and will extend the aircraft’s capabilities far into the future. Flightstar will additionally be offering a second STC in the future for the UA UNS-1Ew FMS Software Control Number 1002.1 update. This software upgrade will allow the utilization of “push-to-load” capabilities in the Learjet 40 and 45.”

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 or 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

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.