Video series explaining future air navigation systems released

Duncan Aviation recently released a series of videos explaining Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS). This four-par series briefs pilots and aircraft owners on the evolution of FANS, how FANS operates, certification and upcoming mandates. This resource is provided by Duncan Aviation in addition to the company’s ebook, Straight Talk About FANS 1/A, which was released in 2011.

The “FANS” video series is hosted by Justin Vena, an avionics installations rep with Duncan Aviation. In the video, he offers information and advice regarding FANS operations, answering some of the most common questions that operators ask him.

Vena’s passion for understanding the world’s NextGen initiatives has led to his extensive research on the subject. The FANS video series explains Controller Pilot Data Link (CPDLC), Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract (ADS-C) and how they operate. Vena gives details about what happens with initial set-up and operation, including air traffic controller hand-offs, and explains the components included in a typical FANS system. The video series provides information in regards to FANS mandates in Europe and the North Atlantic tracks.

To view Duncan Aviation’s FANS video series or to download a copy of Straight Talk About FANS 1/A, visit

Vena will also host a live FANS Webinar on Dec. 18. You can register for this event at Duncan Aviation’s booth at NBAA. Space will be limited to the first 100 people who register. However, the webinar will be recorded and available on Duncan Aviation’s website after the event. More information about the webinar can be found at

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider that provides major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, paint, interior and modification services and pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Battle Creek, Michigan. Additional locations include a maintenance facility in Provo, Utah, more than 20 satellite avionics facilities, and eight engine Rapid Response Team launch offices located for worldwide support.

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