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22nd May 2019, Solihull

GKN supplies ADS-B Out solution to Estafeta

Estafeta’s cargo airline B737 fleet is servicing Mexican domestic and global markets. © Estafeta

Estafeta’s cargo airline B737 fleet is servicing Mexican domestic and global markets. © Estafeta

GKN Fokker Services and Estafeta’s cargo airline have signed a contract to deliver GKN Fokker Services’ customised ADS-B Out solution to Estafeta’s cargo airline B737 fleet that is servicing Mexican domestic and global markets.

Estafeta, a logistics service provider, needed to equip its fleet in order to comply with the new ADS B-Out mandate with deadline 2020. Operating its cargo airline from the international Airport Ponciano Arriaga as its main hub, Estafeta placed an order with GKN Fokker Services to ensure compliancy with the new regulations. In need of an ADS-B Out solution including standalone GPS, and flying a fleet with different configurations, the cargo airline was looking for a tailored solution.

“We are very happy with Estafeta as a customer for our ADS-B Out solution. Especially for small to medium sized fleets with diversely configured equipment installed, our solutions are an ideal match. Winning Estafeta as a returning customer for the TCAS7.1 modification is a great appreciation for our team,” commented Marcelo Bellezze, Sales Manager at GKN Fokker Services.

After a phase of extensive information exchange, GKN Fokker Services and Estafeta are closely working together to guarantee the timely installation of a solution that fits all requirements and specifications. Estafeta has also purchased the Trafic alert and Collision Avoidance System 7.1 (TCAS7.1) modification from GKN Fokker Services.

“Working with GKN Fokker Services has been a professional and positive experience. The solution they offered and installed in our fleet is specifically tailored to our requirements,” said Carlos Patricio Mata Llamas, Aeronautical Engineer at Estafeta.

“The team answered all technical questions in a highly qualified way and constantly kept up the conversation. Their customer-centric approach supported us in the best way possible to become compliant to the mandate 2020.”

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. It develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems, components and technologies. Lightweight composites, additive manufacturing, innovative engine systems and smart transparencies help to reduce emissions and weight on the aircraft and enhance passenger comfort.

GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Services business is an aerospace services provider, supporting a wide range of commercial and defence aircraft. Services range from Type Certificate Holder-related product support to component availability programs to a wide range of aircraft owners and operators.

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