Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group has entered into a conditional letter of agreement with Bombardier to develop a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ avionics upgrade for Bombardier’s Challenger 604 aircraft. The upgrade will be designed to enhance pilot to Air Traffic Control (ATC) data communications and allow easy access to dedicated and shorter FANS 1/A+-enabled routes within the North Atlantic Tracks (NAT) airspace.



Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft. Photo: Bombardier


Marshall will be responsible for designing the FANS 1/A+ upgrade for Bombardier and completing a trial installation for early 2015. The solution is the first FANS 1/A+ avionics upgrade offered by Bombardier for the Challenger 604 and will be compliant with all current variations of FANS 1/A+ as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).