Pro Star Aviation

Pro Star Helps Advent Expand eABS AML STC; Maximizes Down-Time in the Process

Pro Star Aviation, has completed the initial installation work for Advent Aircraft Systems to get approval to install their eABS on Textron Aviation King Air 200 Series Aircraft, which was approved by the FAA June 30th. The work-order for this included taking advantage of the down-time the eABS system required to complete a list of interior modifications for the aircraft owner.



Pro Star Aviation ODA Issues FAA Approval a Transport Category First; Universal FMS Software Update

STC ST10058BO to add software version SCN 1001.X to a Single Universal Avionics Systems Corporation (UASC) UNS-1Espw with LPV Monitor or dual UASC UNS-1Lw Flight Management Systems (FMS) on Cessna Citations equipped with Honeywell P-1000.



Pro Star Completes the 1st King Air 300 series Advent eABS modification

Pro Star Aviation is the first to complete an Advent Aircraft Systems eABS modification on a King Air 300 series aircraft. The eABS PC-12 STC is coming soon.



FAA Approval of ADS-B Out STC Solutions for Honeywell Legacy Avionics

New ADS-B Out AML STC available for Honeywell Legacy Avionics systems. The STC complies with 2020 ADS-B Mandates as well as DO-260B standards required for flight above FL180. It also addresses the upgrade of unsupported...



Appointed an e-ABS Dealer for Advent Aircraft Systems

Advent Aircraft Systems designs, analyzes, manufactures, tests, certifies and supports proprietary components and systems for air vehicles. The company capabilities include hydraulic, pneumatic, electromechanical, environmental control, aircraft sensor, water and oxygen components and systems.

The company also offers independent testing, evaluation and MRO services for components produced by others.



Expediting the Certification Process for PHI’s HTAWs Implementation

(Londonderry, NH) - Pro Star Aviation's STC ODA performed the company’s first two Off-Site Facility STC projects for PHI, Inc., located in Lafayette, LA.

PHI has been working diligently to become an early adopter of the FAA Mandate that requires all Part 135 Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) aircraft to be equipped with a Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) by April 24, 2017. With the large number of Bell 407 aircraft requiring modification, PHI sought the expertise of Pro Star Aviation’s STC ODA, with off-site facilities capabilities, to ensure an expedited STC timeline consistent with the FAA mandate.

PHI, Inc. is one of the world’s leading helicopter services companies. With more than 65 years of safe, reliable helicopter transportation, PHI has flown more hours in more conditions than any civilian helicopter company in the world. PHI offers high quality services to the offshore oil and gas, air medical and technical services industries, with a reach that extends across the United States and the world.

Pro Star Aviation received their Letter of Designation for the FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) in July, 2012. This designation authorizes Pro Star to act on behalf of the FAA when approving and issuingSTC’s, enabling them to manage the STC project from start to finish with minimal oversight by the FAA. Since 2012, Pro Star Aviation’s STC ODA designation has given them the authority to participate in more than 10 STC projects, the majority for Satellite Communication Systems, TCAS processors, and Special Missions/ALE modifications.

To contact Pro Star Aviation’s STC ODA, call (603) 627-7827 extension 112.



STC Approval - CAS 67B TCAS II Change 7.1 TCCA Approval

(Londonderry, NH) – New Hampshire based Pro Star Aviation announced today that they received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval for FAA STC ST00347BO – Upgrade of BendixKing CAS 67A TCAS II Change 7.0 System to CAS 67B TCAS II Change 7.1. The STC is filed in the NAPA Issued Certificates Online (NICO) database as SA15-87 (issue 2), holder company; Pro Star Aviation, LLC.

The STC’s AML list covers various makes and models of business and corporate aircraft to include; Bombardier, Cessna and Learjet. The STC itself authorizes the exchange or upgrade of the two processor versions needed for compliance of MOPS Change 7.1 that was issued by the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) on December 16, 2011 in response to the growing number of mid-air encounters that took place between 2000 and 2010, which studies attributed to an unacceptable safety risk involving the use of collision avoidance logic version 7.0.

According to this MOPS change, any aircraft operating in European airspace after December 1, 2015 without collision avoidance logic version 7.1 of ACAS II installed, will not be authorized to enter European airspace.

Since 1998, Pro Star Aviation has developed more than 50 STC’s for the business and corporate aviation industry. To receive more information about this STC, contact Sales at (603) 627-7827 ext. 112.

For more information about STC development and/or STC ODA services contact Pro Star’s Certifications Department at (603) 627-7827 ext. 102.



"On-Site" FANS 1/A+ Compliance Solutions: Gulfstream - Challenger - Falconjet

(Londonderry, NH) - Pro Star Aviation is proud to announce it has FANS 1/A+ compliance solutions for the following aircraft; Gulfstream GIV & GIVSP, Challenger CL601 & CL604, and Falconjet F900B & F50. Additionally, On-Site Installation Crews are available to perform the installation at your location. Our On-Site option for avionics installations is very popular with Pro Star’s customers because it affords them the flexibility to continue their normal operations with minimal disruptions and maximum time savings benefit. This option is only available on select Installation work scopes.



STC Approval - CAS 67B TCAS II Change 7.1 EASA Approval

(Londonderry, NH) - Pro Star Aviation has received EASA validation of FAA STC ST00347BO, which approves the upgrade of BendixKing CAS 67A TCAS II 7.0 systems to CAS 67B TCAS II 7.1’s. The STC’s AML addresses over 40 aircraft models, to include the most popular in business and corporate aviation.

With the looming deadline of December 1, 2015 (IAW MOPS Change 7.1), Pro Star’s EASA STC 10054589 couldn’t have come at a better time for European registered aircraft. Operators failing to meet the requirements of MOPS Change 7.1 will not be authorized to fly within European airspace with a BendixKing CAS 67A TCAS II 7.0 system.

According to Pro Star’s ODA Administrator, Douglas England,

“ACAS II (TCAS II Change 7.1) introduces an important safety enhancement by improving the current Change 7.0 reversal logic, correcting issues with missed and late TCAS reversals and potential failures to initiate reversal Resolution Advisories.”

Since December 2014, STC ST00347BO (the FAA version) has been extremely popular for U.S. registered aircraft that operate within European Union airspace and for those who see the value in the improved safety enhancements that Change 7.1 offers. The, “EASA validation of Pro Star Aviation’s AML STC goes a long way to assure that European operators, currently equipped with an EASA-approved installation of a BendixKing CAS 67A ACAS II (TCAS II Change 7.0), have an efficient solution to satisfy the ACAS II Change 7.1 mandate,” says Mr. England.

Both EASA STC 10054589 and FAA STC ST00347BO are available for sale to BendixKing Dealers worldwide. For more information, contact Jeffery Shaw, Inside Sales Manager at 603-627-7827 x112.



Pro Star Purchases HL Tooling, LLC

(Londonderry, NH) - Pro Star Aviation, LLC announces the purchase of HL Tooling LLC; a precision machining company previously located in Northwood, NH. The new entity - Pro Star Precision Machining, is now located in a newly renovated 14,000 square foot facility based at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Londonderry, NH.

Kevin Harriman, Pro Star Aviation’s Managing Partner and GM, stated; “the acquisition of such ahigh quality machine shop gives Pro Star Aviation the autonomy needed to produce its state-of-the-art“A-Kits” and other precision machined parts with minimal lead time.” Harriman went on to say,  “Our goal is to control the manufacturing of our kits from beginning to end.”

Brian Cote, HL Tooling’s former owner, will stay on as President of the newly formed machine shop.

Pro Star Aviation is one of the nation’s premier Avionics Engineering, Installation and Certification facilities. Additionally, it is a Hawker Beechcraft service center, and home to the Northeast’s exclusivePilatus Service Center - Pro Star Pilatus.