Thu, Apr 22, 2004
After More Than A Year Of Tests
AVCON Industries has received FAA
RVSM Group Approval for its Supplemental Type Certificate number
AVCON began group certification flight-testing in March of 2003.
AVCON has modified and flight-tested a total of six different
Learjet 20 series airplanes equipped with the AVCON RVSM solution
and the JET FC-110 autopilot. The airplanes represented a wide
range of Learjet model 24 and 25 serial numbers with approved wing
configurations, including the Century III, Mark II, XR, SoftFlite
and the original Standard wing.
AVCON is currently accepting orders for its RVSM solution and
has installation slots available through November 2004. AVCON has
completed eleven installations and has over 50 orders booked or
pending. The current retail price for the installed RVSM solution
is $156,975, plus the cost of required autopilot component
inspections and repairs.
The AVCON RVSM turn-key solution requires approximately two to
three weeks downtime for structural and electrical modifications to
replace the existing pitot and static system, and to install the
approved RVSM equipment.
"FAA Group Approval is a significant accomplishment for the
AVCON team. We are extremely pleased with the hard work and
dedication that has gone into this project. We appreciate the
effort and cooperation from the FAA in Wichita and KSR in Lawrence.
This positions AVCON as the leader in providing an FAA approved
RVSM solution for the Learjet 20 series. The Group Approval
demonstrates AVCON's dedication to supporting classic aviation
products and should significantly extend the useful life of the
Learjet 20 series airplanes," said Clark Stewart, CEO and President
of AVCON's parent company, Butler National Corporation.
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