Field Aviation

Canadian Operations

Field Aviation designs, modifies and certifies aircraft for specialized roles across the globe. Our expertise is the missionization of commercial platforms for search and rescue, intelligence, surveillance and interdiction roles for both government and civilian customers.

We also develop system specific STCs for many different aircraft. Our capabilities include build-to-print parts manufacturing for aircraft OEMs and our own modifications. We are also a factory authorized repair, overhaul and sales center for many avionics equipment manufacturers.

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Field Aerospace

U.S. Operations

Field Aerospace has more than 25 years of experience developing and delivering systems engineering and systems integration solutions to the U.S. government and aerospace and defense industry.

Through Field Aviation, we also provide engineering expertise spanning aircraft operations and avionics, test planning and execution, test instrumentation design and configuration, electrical and system design, as well as structural design and modification.

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Toronto, ON | May. 8, 2017

Field Aviation has completed its development of its Dash 8 100/200/300 Series ADS-B Out solution, and will be delivering the first prefabricated kit this week. Building on Field Aviation’s extensive knowledge of the Dash 8 fleet, and on its existing TC-, FAA- and EASA-approved Elementary Surveillance Transponder STC, the design provides a standardized approach to operators, allowing them to implement a common configuration across their fleet.

The Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out modification, in conjunction with Field’s expertise, allows us to cater to all serial numbers of the classic Dash 8s. It has standardized architecture for the three main components needed for ADS-B Out; a transponder system, an accurate GPS source, and Air Data Computer (ADC) information.

Field Aviation’s transponder system STCs are on over half of the classic Dash 8 fleet today, reducing the installation requirements for operators. Field Aviation can also provide an ADS-B Out modification that will address all transponder types should operators not have these STCs already installed.

The GPS source comes from the Flight Management System (FMS), and operators should be aware that their aircraft might require an FMS upgrade for more accurate positioning. Field Aviation offers WAAS FMS upgrades (UNS-1Ew, -1Fw and -1Lw), all of which have optional Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) capability and meet the TSO-C146c requirements that are being imposed by regulatory authorities.

“There are companies who entered the marketplace early with ADS-B Out modifications that only catered to specific regional requirements,” said Rob Baseggio, Vice President, Business Development at Field Aviation. “Our strategy was to develop a modification which allows a standardized approach for the classic Dash 8 fleet, once the regulatory requirements were clearly defined and the avionics OEMs had finalized their equipment. We now have this stability in the market, and what we offer doesn’t require a customized design for each operator.”

Field Aviation’s ADS-B Out classic Dash 8 solution is compatible with Field Aviation’s flight deck modernization program, which removes over 40 1970s era LRUs, positioning fleets for many more productive years of operation.

With over 70 years of experience creating unique technical solutions, Field Aviation is recognized as an industry leader in the design, manufacture, installation, flight test, and certification of modifications for commercial and special mission aircraft. Also recognized for its capabilities in avionics and interior upgrades, Field Aviation offers flight deck modernization, customized interior reconfigurations and refurbishments, and cargo conversions. Field Aviation is also a parts manufacturing and sub-assembly center of excellence for aircraft OEMs, and an avionics equipment dealer and authorized service center. With its innovative team of engineers and technicians, Field Aviation consistently demonstrates its expertise and dedication to making ordinary aircraft extraordinary.

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Derek Clarke