Every day, new technologies become available that enhance both the safety, and the efficiency of today’s operating commercial aircraft. As the respective OEM research and develop these new technologies, it is up to the operator to address the installation requirements of the new components including wiring with routing considerations, components/panels in the cockpit, processors in the E&E Bay and potential structural modifications with the addition of racks or antennae. The operator must also take into account the current avionics capabilities and configurations of the entire fleet. The tendency is for each operator to maintain different cockpit standards. L2 can define and then assimilate the differences.
The key to any successful avionics integration project is to define the requirements of any transition at the onset. Our Engineering Staff is highly qualified and experienced in identifying all the wiring, the least intrusive path and the sub-structure required to integrate the new technologies into your aircraft. Tried and tested, our Engineering Staff can effectively identify the quickest and most cost effective way to transition each aircraft configuration to the latest technologies.
In the effort to define your requirements in an effective manner, L2 will analyze each system to its full extent to ensure compatibility between the aircraft and the new equipment to be installed. Through this skilled and comprehensive analysis we are able to determine the parameters met by your existing equipment and to assist in the accurate design and installation procedures to be utilized during the integration to the new technologies you seek. This analysis is also a key element for all design work performed as its’ review is a prerequisite by any Regulatory Agency for Airworthiness Certification upon completion of any modification/integration project. Our Engineering Staff is highly skilled and qualified to accomplish a complete analysis of your current aircraft configuration and the integrated equipment parameters for compliance with the Airworthiness Standards that guide us today, and well into tomorrow.
Testing, Certification and Training
As we have all experienced, no job is completed until the paperwork is done. To complete the paperwork involved with projects large and small, testing of the installed systems must be accomplished to ensure the effectiveness of the new equipment, compatibility with your current cockpit configuration and adherence to all regulatory requirements. As we integrate your aircraft to the new technologies, we devise the testing procedures required to ensure the reliability of each new component and we design the test equipment (Break-Out Boxes) to support Operational and Regulatory Compliance.
After all the Design, Installation and Testing are completed, L2 Engineering will follow through with the applicable Regulatory Agency to certify all of the work performed including required Supplemental Type Certificates, FAA Form 8110-3 (or its equivalent), or support Log Book entries where required.
Even after your Integration/Modification projects are completed, there is more that L2 can do to streamline your operational effectiveness by developing a training program to suit your needs. Our Engineering group will create a program with instructional materials tailored to your operation and the changes made in your cockpit. From start to finish, L2 is able to provide and manage the most comprehensive avionics modification/integration programs available to the industry today.