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June 23, 2017 - CMD Flight Solutions, the Global Leader in ADS-B Out certified STC solutions, announces they have received 3 additional Foreign Approvals on their multiple ADS-B OUT AML STC’s.

CMD received Mexico Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) Validations & Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) Approval on their Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D and Honeywell Primus II Radio Suite AML STC’s.

CMD Flight Solutions now has FAA, DGAC, EASA and ANAC certified ADS-B Out Solutions that cover almost every Business Jet, Personal Aircraft and Regional Jet flying today with the Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D or the Honeywell Primus II Radio Suite.

The complete aircraft model list can be found at www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.

Mar 10, 2017 - CMD Flight Solutions, the Global Leader in ADS-B Out AML STC Solutions, announces FAA approval on a Flight ID enhancement for the Collins TDR-94/94D Transponder. This Solution saves up to $15,000 depending on current equipage.

CMD joined forces with Shadin Avionics to add the ADS-B Out Flight ID Adapter (AFID) to solve the Flight ID problem. The AFID allows the tail number (or any other fixed value) to be entered at the time of installation or registration change via a simple OLED display and push buttons. Similar to the Mode S code, just set it and forget it. For operators who file flight plan under their tail number the Solution is a very attractive alternative to other more costly approaches.

“With Shadin’s certifiable AIS-360 platform and technical expertise, CMD has been able to address the Flight ID integration problem challenging a number of aircraft in the worldwide fleet as the ADS-B Out mandate grows closer” stated Dan Buzz, President, CMD Flight Solutions. “We expect the AFID to be an extremely important component for our STCs going forward and potentially other concepts we are thinking about to help keep the cost of ADS-B Out within reason.”

CMD Flight Solutions’ STCs now cover nearly every aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D Transponders and the Honeywell Primus II Radio Suite with a number of WAAS GPS sources, Universal UNS-1(-)W FM, Collins GPS-4000S, FreeFlight 1203C, Honeywell GNSSU and the Bendix King KGS-200.

Shadin Avionics, The AFID, is part of a growing family of ADS-B solutions utilizing Shadin’s AIS-360 flight worthy and certifiable data convertor platform. Other products in the AIS family include the AIS-460 MIL-STD-1553 platform, AIS-450 Digital/Synchro platform, AIS-380 Analog/Digital platform, AIS-800 Engine platform and the AIS-100 USB QAR platform.

About CMD Flight Solutions

CMD Flight Solutions was formed to develop, market and provide FAA certified Solutions to support NextGen Avionics mandates. CMD also assists service and installation facilities with cost effective Solutions to satisfy upcoming FAA requirements. For more information, visit CMDFlightSolutions.com

About Shadin Avionics

Shadin is an acknowledged industry leader in providing world class data collection and data conversion products for all types of aircraft. Shadin Avionics specializes in the design, manufacture, support and distribution of Avionics Interface Systems (AIS), Fuel Flow Systems, Engine Trend Monitoring (ETM), Altitude Management Systems, Air Data Computers (ADC) and other instrumentation for turbine, piston and rotor aircraft for the military, general and corporate aviation markets. For more information, please visit Shadin Avionics

Dec. 20, 2016 - CMD Flight Solutions, the Global Leader in ADS-B Out STC Solutions, announces the Approval of another AML STC to their expansive line up!

CMD achieved FAA Certification of AML STC (ST04159CH) covering aircraft flying with the Honeywell Primus II Communications Unit paired with three compliant GPS sources: the Honeywell GNSSU; the Universal Avionics UNS-1(x)w or the Honeywell/BendixKing KGS-200. The AML STC covers nearly all business and regional aircraft equipped with the Primus II Radio suite, including the Citation X, Hawkers, Globals, ERJ-135, ERJ-145 and the list goes on.

EASA Validation for this AML STC is expected early 2017.

CMD is expert in the field of ADS-B Out, assisting Installers Globally with solving the ADS-B Out puzzle in a myriad of differently configured aircraft with the TDR-94/94D, the obsolete MST-67A and RCZ-852 and now the Honeywell Primus II Communication Units.

Visit CMDFlightSolutions.com for the world’s most comprehensive ADS-B Out Solutions!

Dec. 5, 2016 - CMD Flight Solutions, the Global Leader in STC Certified ADS-B Out Solutions, announces the installation of their 155th Solution!

“Dealers and Owner/Operators are adopting our economical and easy to install ADS-B Out Solution, as well as taking advantage of the special pricing and buying incentives being offered, to meet the 2020 Mandate. Obtaining EASA Validation has significantly increased global interest and sales, as the rest of the world sees that CMD offers a path for them to focus on ADS-B Out compliance”, says Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Barb Mahoney.

CMD has the world’s most comprehensive ADS-B Out AML STC’s for business and personal aircraft! The Part 25 & Part 23 Solution’s approve the upgrade of the Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D Transponders making them DO-260B compliant. Four approved GPS Sources paired with the Transponders are: the Universal UNS-1(-)W FMS family; Collins GPS-4000S; Honeywell GNSSU’s and the FreeFlight Systems 1203c SBAS/GPS.

Coming Soon! CMD Flight Solutions AML STC for Honeywell Primus II!

Oct 6, 2016 - CMD Flight Solutions receives EASA Validation!

CMD Flight Solutions, the industry leader in ADS-B Out certified STC Solutions, announces they have received EASA Validation of AML STC ST03424CH for ADS-B Out.

CMD’s EASA Validation, EASA AML STC Number 10058529, is a significant milestone for CMD, European Airspace Operators and EASA certified MRO’s, around the world.

EASA Validation of the CMD Flight Solutions AML STC provides the approval necessary for the installation and activation of ADS-B Out on thousands of aircraft registered in the 26 EASA member countries.

The CMD AML STC provides an approved ADS-B Out Solution for aircraft that have compliant Rockwell Collins TDR-94D Transponders integrated with a full range of WAAS GPS systems including, Universal Avionics UNS-1(-)W, Free-Flight Systems 1203C, Rockwell Collins GPS-4000S and the Honeywell GNSSU. CMD expects to obtain EASA Validation of their FAA approved Part 23 ADS-B Out STC No. SA04051CH in the 1st Qtr of 2017.

“We are thrilled to have received EASA approval and are grateful to the overwhelming global interest in our Solution”, said CMD President Dan Buzz. “The support we’ve received from MROs, Universal Avionics and FreeFlight Systems continues to be very gratifying. We are pleased to offer what we feel is an outstanding technical and economical Solution to the ADS-B Out Mandate.” We’ve got you covered!

The complete aircraft model list can be found at www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.

CMD Announces the Approval of the 4th GPS Pairing!

CMD Flight Solutions, the industry leader with their ADS-B Out AML STC’s, announces FAA approval of their 4th GPS pairing, the Honeywell HG2021GD07 GNSSU.

CMD’s STC now covers aircraft equipped with the Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D Transponders, paired with Universal UNS-1(-)W FMS, FreeFlight 1203C, Rockwell Collins GPS-4000S or the Honeywell HG2021GD07 GNSSU.

Gulfstream GIV/GV/GV-SP, Hawker 800, Cessna 650 (Citation III, VI & VII) / 550-560 Series/ 750 aircraft now have a more feasible path to ADS-B Out.

Additionally, CMD Flight Solutions AML STC now includes the Citation 750 aircraft to provide a low cost ADS-B Out Solution to those aircraft that are outfitted with the Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D.

The complete aircraft model list can be found at www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.

CMD Announces the Approval of a Third GPS Pairing!

CMD Flight Solutions, the industry leader with their ADS-B Out AML STC’s, announces FAA approval on the addition of a third Collins TDR-94/94D Transponder and GPS pairing.

CMD joined forces with AVMATS and FreeFlight Systems to add the FreeFlight Systems 1203C as an approved GPS pairing. The pairing adds a very cost effective way to help Legacy aircraft meet the 2020 Mandate. The FFS GPS has a relatively small foot print with a flange mount, making it very versatile in terms of finding locations, for installation. Further, the GPS has a small 37 pin circular mil connector which also keeps cost under control, while offering a sound, electrical interface.

CMD Flight Solutions STC now covers aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D Transponders and Universal UNS-1(-)W FMS or Collins GPS-4000S or FreeFlight 1203C SBAS/GNSS WAAS/GPS.

AVMATS, the leader in supporting the Sabre fleet engaged CMD to provide the STC prototype and instal-lation for this significant accomplishment. "AVMATS is about as good as it gets when working through the prototyping and STC process", commented CMD President Dan Buzz. "The installation engineering is top notch, high quality workmanship, resulting in a very clean install, very well done.”

Additionally, CMD Flight Solutions AML STC now includes the Bombardier CRJ and Dash 8 series aircraft to provide a low cost ADS-B Out Solution to the regional airlines.

About CMD Flight Solutions

CMD Flight Solutions was formed to develop, market and provide FAA certified modification kits to support Next Gen Avionics mandates and assist service and installation facilities with cost effective modification Solutions to satisfy the upcoming FAA mandated requirements. For more information, visit www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.

About AVMATS

AVMATS Jet Support is a family owned, full service FAA Repair Station located at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS) in Chesterfield, Missouri. The company specializes in avionics installations and repair, in addition to airframe maintenance of Citation, Challenger, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker, Learjet, Sabreliner and other corporate jet air-craft. The company also provides engine and APU repair/overhaul, interior modifications, accessories, compo-nents and instrument service as well as spare parts for all business class aircraft. Visit AVMATS.com.

About FreeFlight Systems

FreeFlight Systems designs and manufactures high-performance avionics for flight safety. These solutions deliver substantial safety, cost, environmental, and other benefits for the NextGen- airspace transformation. Founded in 2001 and based in Texas, the company pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS/GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system. FreeFlight Systems produces a range of high quality, American-made, competitively priced systems for installation in all aircraft types. For more information, please visit www.freeflightsystems.com.

Valair Aviation offers high-quality ADS-B Out solutions to Part 23 and Part 25 Business Aircraft

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company specializing in full service aircraft maintenance, avionics, paint, interior and fixed base operator (FBO) services, is now offering Part 23 and Part 25 operators a high-quality, STC-certified ADS-B Out Solution developed by CMD Flight Solutions.

The CMD Flight Solutions STC covers aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D Transponders and Universal UNS-1(-)W FMS or Collins GPS-4000S. As a seasoned Universal Avionics and Rockwell Collins dealer, Valair Aviation is pleased to offer this solution to operators who wish to retain their OEM integrated Avionics equipment while complying with the FAA ADS-B mandate by using a simple, economical upgrade. The STCs are applicable to over 160 types of aircraft.

“We are proud to offer our customers options when it comes to investing in avionics for their aircraft,” said Darryl Wilkerson, President of Valair Aviation. “Adding CMD Flight Solutions’ STC to our list of services assists our customers in meeting ADS-B Out compliance at a reasonable cost with minimal downtime. As the FAA mandate nears, our business has increased as operators choose to combine Avionics upgrades with their other scheduled work.”

In addition to being one of the largest Avionics dealers and installation centers in the South Central Region, Valair Aviation also offers airframe maintenance, paint and interior at its one-stop facility. Customers can save time and money by combining their Avionics upgrade with an inspection, world class interior refurbishment or exterior paint services.

About Valair Aviation

Valair Aviation is a full service MRO and FBO providing quality, efficiency, and added value support. With over 70 years of experience, Valair has delivered customized solutions to private, commercial and government customers operating turbine and mid-size corporate jets. Valair has earned a highly respected reputation for its innovative engineering and performance enhancement solutions. In addition to maintenance, repair and overhauls, Valair also specializes in performance and surveillance upgrades, complete interior refurbishing, floor plan modifications, and customized paint. Valair Aviation is an AGC Aerospace & Defense company. Learn more at www.valairaviation.com.

About AGC Aerospace & Defense

AGC Aerospace & Defense, the unifying brand of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services supporting commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications. AGC Aerospace & Defense is organized into four operating groups: AeroComposites, Finance, Integrated Defense, and Services. Learn more at www.agcaerospace.com.

CMD Flight Solutions Announces STC covering Part 23 Aircraft!

Richland, Michigan – Dec 31, 2015CMD Flight Solutions announced today FAA Certification of their Part 23 AML STC SA04051CH, now covering the Cessna CJ Series, Dornier, Beechcraft King Air and Premier Series, M7 Swearingen, Piaggio, and Pilatus aircraft. The approval covers Part 23 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D Transponders, paired with the widely popular Universal Avionics UNS-1(-)w FMS's or Rockwell Collins GPS-4000S GPS Systems.

The approval adds 60 Aircraft Models, and increases the total number of models Certified by CMD to 169.

CMD has worked diligently, pulling the various pieces together, culminating in their DO-260B compliant ADS-B Out Solution. Additionally, CMD is able to support the replacement and certification of existing transponder's with Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94Ds, paving the way for ADS-B Out compliance, on those aircraft. The Aircraft Model's now listed in CMD's AML are quite extensive, and can be viewed on their website, www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.

CMD Flight Solutions is the industry leader with their ADS-B Out AML STC. CMD distributes their ADS-B STC Solution primarily through the worldwide Universal Avionics and Rockwell Collins Dealer Networks.

About CMD Flight Solutions

CMD Flight Solutions was formed to develop, market and provide FAA certified modification kits to support Next Gen Avionics mandates and assist service and installation facilities with cost effective modification Solutions to satisfy the upcoming FAA mandated requirements. For more information visit www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.

CMD Flight Solutions Announces STC now applies to over 5,000 Aircraft

Nov 4, 2015CMD Flight Solutions AML STC now applies to over 5,000 Business Jets and Personal Aircraft! CMD covers nearly every Business Jet and Personal Aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D Transponders, paired with the widely popular Universal Avionics UNS-1(-)w FMS's or Rockwell Collins GPS-4000S GPS Systems. CMD has worked diligently, pulling the various pieces together, culminating in their DO-260B compliant ADS-B Out Solution. Additionally, with their network of DER's, they are able to support replacing existing transponder's with Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94Ds, paving the way for ADS-B Out compliance, on those aircraft. The aircraft models now listed in CMD's AML are quite extensive, and can be viewed at www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.

CMD Flight Solutions is the industry leader with their ADS-B Out AML STC. CMD distributes their ADS-B STC Solution primarily through the worldwide Universal Avionics and Rockwell Collins Dealer Networks.

CMD Flight Solutions expects their Part 23 AML STC approval by year end. In the first Quarter of 2016 CMD expects the approval of additional GPS pairings with the FreeFlight and Honeywell GPS's.

CMD Flight Solutions Aircraft Model Listings are readily available on their site, www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.

Stevens Aviation and CMD Flight Solutions Join Forces
To Provide Low-cost ADS-B OUT Solutions

Greenville, SC – August 21, 2015 Stevens Aviation is proud to announce they are joining forces with CMD Flight Solutions of Richland, MI, to offer low‐cost, high‐value, and high‐quality ADS‐B OUT Solutions and installations. After providing years of dedication and commitment to the Business Aviation industry, CMD Flight Solutions has developed a certified ADS‐B OUT Solution providing essential benefits and required ADS‐B compliance for nearly every aircraft with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 or 21 avionics, TDR‐94 series Transponders, 4000S GPS, and the widely popular Universal Avionics UNS‐1 series FMS’s.

This Solution benefits aircraft by retaining its high quality OEM integrated equipment while owners receive a simple, economical and seamlessly installed Solution using equipment available today. Stevens Aviation's high quality installation, along with CMD Flight Solutions innovative answer to the ADS‐B compliance issue, is a great Solution for those wanting to economically retain their OEM suite. Stevens Aviation and CMD Flight Solutions are passionate about providing NextGen Solutions and keeping you flying. Stevens Aviation has four full service locations ready to install now in Ohio, Tennessee, and two in South Carolina.

Contact Jamie Smith, Avionics Technical Sales, at JSmith@StevensAviation.com for more information.

CMD’s AML STC Paves Way for ADS-B Aircraft Installations

Solution Provides Comprehensive Certification Path for Operators to Take Advantage of Universal Avionics ADS-B Out Incentive Package Program

Tucson, AZ – July 14, 2015CMD Flight Solutions received FAA approval today, expanding their ADS-B Out AML STC Solution, to numerous additional aircraft.

CMD Flight Solutions’ recent FAA approval for an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) provides aircraft operators with an expanded certification path. The Solution includes the installation of Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) and Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponders. This comes at an opportune time to allow operators to take advantage of Universal Avionics and Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out Incentive Package Program.

The companies recently joined forces to bring an affordable, integrated ADS-B Out Solution, allowing operators to add the Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponders to their Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS installation. In addition to meeting the ADS-B Out mandate, these operators are also able to provision for Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV), unlike other stand-alone ADS-B Out solutions. Operators should note that this is a limited-time incentive program.

"We are excited to be a part of CMD’s AML STC package that will allow operators an affordable upgrade to ADS-B Out," said Robert Clare, Universal Avionics Director of Sales. "The CMD AML STC, along with the Universal Avionics and Rockwell Collins Incentive Program, provides a relatively low cost Solution that allows operators an effortless path to ADS-B Out equipage," he added. "The Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS also delivers a solution for other NextGen benefits such as LPV, CPDLC and Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)."

"With CMD's years of dedication and commitment to the industry, we are thrilled to be a part of this NextGen initiative", said CMD President, Dan Buzz. "We are quite pleased that we've come to market with a Solution that all dealers can offer to a wider range of owners and operators at a reasonable price, and one that is straightforward to install. CMD is a longtime supporter of Universal Avionics, Rockwell Collins and their respective dealers. The interest and support CMD is receiving from Universal Avionics and their Authorized Dealer Network is tremendous. Watch for our Part 23 STC later this summer and additional approvals covering additional GPS/TDR pairings in the near future."

The CMD AML STC is available to the Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer Network, providing a certified solution which integrates into the aircraft seamlessly.

To view the complete list of aircraft models in CMD’s AML STC, visit: www.cmdflightsolutions.com/approval.php. The Part 23 STC covering the same equipment pairing is expected this summer. In addition, foreign CAA validations/acceptances are being evaluated, along with EASA and Transport Canada

Expanded ADS-B Out Solution Now for Part 25 Biz Jets!

CMD Flight Solutions Announces Expanded AML STC Approvals for Part 25 Bizjets

June 25, 2015CMD Flight Solutions received FAA approval today, expanding their ADS-B Out AML STC Solution, to numerous additional aircraft.

According to President Dan Buzz, the focus of this STC amendment was to take full advantage of the WAAS GPS that is integral to Universal Avionics UNS-1(-)w FMS found on hundreds of Biz Jets, Part 25 and Part 23, alike. The aircraft models now listed in our AML are quite extensive, and the entire list can be viewed here. CMD covers nearly every aircraft in existence, known to have Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D ATC Transponders, with Pro Line 4 and 21 with the GPS-4000S and the widely popular Universal Avionics UNS-1(-)w FMS variants.

CMD has certified a Solution where everyone benefits - the aircraft benefits by retaining its high quality, OEM integrated equipment; owners receive an economical, simply installed Solution using equipment available today; dealers benefit as they have a certified Solution to offer which integrates into the aircraft seamlessly and both Rockwell Collins and Universal Avionics benefit, as their equipment, with required Service Bulletin updates, are retained on board. With CMD's years of dedication and commitment, in the Business Aviation industry, we are thrilled to be a part of this NextGen initiative!

CMD Flight Solutions is very proud of the fact that we've come to market with our Part 25 AML STC and our soon to be approved Part 23 STC covering the same TDR-94/94D – GPS pairing as above and that they offer it primarily through the worldwide Rockwell Collins and Universal Avionics Dealer Network. With this AML STC available, each Dealer has an opportunity to get out ahead of the anticipated "Bow Wave" as the ADS-B Out Mandate grows nearer, without having to overcome the ever growing complexity of today’s regulatory environment.

CMD Flight Solutions is far from finished. Watch for our Part 23 AML STC later this summer and foreign CAA validations/acceptances being evaluated, EASA and Transport Canada, to name a few. Further, focus is turning toward additional TDR pairings with the Honeywell HG2021GDxx, Esterline CMC CMA-3024/5024 and Free Flight Systems 1203C GPSs.

CMD Flight Solutions’ Aircraft Model Listings are readily available on our web site, www.CMDFlightSolutions.com, please reference them often to ensure we have your aircraft covered. If we are missing your specific needs, please let us know, we are very agile and can likely include your aircraft relatively simply.

CMD Flight Solutions Announces ADS-B AML STC

CMD is first to certify a 14 CFR Part 25 AML STC for ADS-B out

Richland, Michigan – February 26, 2015CMD Flight Solutions announced today FAA Certification of an Approved AML STC ST03424CH for Upgrade of Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D Transponders to Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Out (ADS-B Out). The initial AML approval covers 14 CFR Part 25 aircraft that have Rockwell Collins GPS-4000S GPS Receivers and TDR-94/94D Transponders installed. Effectively, this STC covers the majority of aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Proline IV and 21 avionics.

CMD Flight Solutions has teamed with Dan Buzz & Associates Engineering and Certification to develop the AML STC. Additional AML approved TDR-94/94D pairings with Universal Avionics UNS-1(-)w FMS and Honeywell HG2021GD04/6 GPS are expected in May and June, respectively. CMD Flight Solutions can provide additional services such as custom wiring diagrams specific for your aircraft and FAA DER approvals of requirements outside of the AML STC.

About CMD Flight Solutions

CMD Flight Solutions was formed to develop, market and provide FAA certified modification kits to support Next Gen Avionics mandates and assist service and installation facilities with cost effective modification Solutions to satisfy the upcoming FAA mandated requirements. For more information visit www.CMDFlightSolutions.com.

About Dan Buzz & Associates

Dan Buzz & Associates provides Engineering and FAA STC and DER Certification Services to a wide variety of transport category business aircraft. For more information email Dan Buzz at dan.buzz@danbuzz.aero

CMD Flight Solutions is Passionate About Providing NextGen Solutions.