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Avemex's Successful Upgrade with Honeywell Amidst ADS-B Mandate

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 Avemex's Successful Upgrade with Honeywell Amidst ADS-B Mandate - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Functional Applications - Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Sensors - GPS
Applicable Industries
  • Aerospace
Applicable Functions
  • Maintenance
The Challenge
Grupo Avemex, a Mexico-based company offering a full range of business aviation services, faced a significant challenge. As a Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) repair station and Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) maintenance workshop, Avemex provides aircraft on ground (AOG) technical support, major structural repairs, retrofits, modifications, and upgrades (RMUs). Being a Honeywell partner for over 30 years, Avemex is a premium dealer and supports all of Honeywell’s avionics solutions. However, with the upcoming mandate for ADS-B Out, which requires aircraft to use precise GPS data to accurately pinpoint its position in real-time and broadcast this data to surrounding aircraft and air traffic control (ATC), Avemex anticipated that aircraft operators would encounter issues when looking for upgrades.
The Customer
About The Customer
The customer in this case study is an international consulting firm based in Mexico that owns a 20-year-old Cessna Citation X. This aircraft operates flights across North America to destinations including New York and Toronto. The firm was facing a challenge due to the upcoming mandate for ADS-B Out compliance. The shortage of service centers and certified equipment for all the work to be completed was expected to get worse every week, according to the aircraft’s chief pilot, Manual Vargas Ruiz.
The Solution
To address this challenge, Avemex decided to implement the ADS-B Out solution. This technology enables an aircraft to use precise GPS data to accurately pinpoint its position in real-time and to broadcast this data – along with its identification, altitude, and velocity – to surrounding aircraft and air traffic control (ATC). The information is broadcast every second and can be received by ATC ground stations as a supplement to secondary radar. Aircraft that are equipped with ADS-B In can also receive the data to provide improved situational awareness. As the mandates near, Avemex anticipated that aircraft operators will encounter issues when looking for upgrades. One of the first aircraft to have ADS-B Out installed by Avemex was a 20-year-old Cessna Citation X.
Operational Impact
  • The operational results of the solution were highly positive. The upgrade, which included upgrading a number of avionics units and modifications on the wiring, was completed in four weeks. Honeywell products were at the heart of the solution, demonstrating the effectiveness of the partnership between Avemex and Honeywell. The successful implementation of the ADS-B Out solution not only ensured compliance with the upcoming mandate but also improved the aircraft's situational awareness. This case serves as a testament to Avemex's ability to anticipate and effectively respond to industry changes and challenges.
Quantitative Benefit
  • The upgrade took four weeks to complete.
  • The solution involved upgrading a number of avionics units.
  • The solution also involved modifications on the wiring.

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