Butler National Corporation Offers Lear 35/36 STC For WAAS Operations with Garmin GTN 750 Navigation and Communication System
OLATHE, Kan., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butler National Corporation (OTCQB: BUKS), a leader in the growing global market for structural modification, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) announces issuance of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of the new Garmin GTN Series of Navigators that provide GPS, Navigation and Communications. The installation is for GTN 750 Navigators in the Learjet Models 35/35A/36/36A with the FC-200 autopilot and the Learjet Model 24.
"This approval offers a significant and economical avionics upgrade for the Lear 30 series airplanes," said Clark Stewart, President and CEO. "The STC for the new Garmin GTN series allows us to tap into a sizeable upgrade market for retrofit of flight management systems. The Garmin GTN upgrade provides significant functionality upgrades, including WAAS GPS Approaches and roll-steering interface to the autopilot." "We have designed the installation to provide cost-effective options to meet the various Learjet operator requirements. We will be offering the GTN Learjet installations through our avionics facility Kings Avionics starting under $100,000," commented Craig Stewart, President of Aerospace.
The Garmin GTN Series features intuitive touchscreen controls and a large-screen display that give Learjet pilots unprecedented access to high-resolution mapping, graphical flight planning, and geo-referenced charting, among many other features. The installation also features new GPS roll-steering that allows seamless navigation operations with turn anticipation and waypoint sequencing interfaced to the autopilot.
Butler National Corporation operates in the Aerospace and Services business segments. The Aerospace segment focuses on the manufacturing of support systems for commercial and military aircraft including the Butler National TSD for the Boeing 737 and 747 Classic aircraft, switching equipment for Boeing McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, weapon control systems for Boeing Helicopter and performance enhancement structural modifications for Learjet, Cessna, Dassault and Beechcraft business aircraft. Services include electronic monitoring of water pumping stations, temporary employee services, gaming services and administrative management services.
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