Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services Receives STC Approval for Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B)

WILMINGTON, Ohio – September 10, 2018 – Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG), announced today it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) modifications on Boeing 757, 767-200, and 767-300 aircraft. The Airborne solution includes many cost-saving features while minimizing aircraft downtime and upgrade expense to comply with Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) requirements mandated by the FAA for 2025.

This new ADS-B Out certification pairs the new ACSS (Thales) Transponders, which were the first to the market and are already in production, with two Esterline/CMC CMA-5024 SBAS GPS Receivers to provide the position information to the transponders. The CMA-5024 also will prepare the aircraft for the future; LPV and GBAS are upgrades that can be added using the CMA-5024. We feel the CMA-5024 gives the operator the best capability with more options for future growth by not only meeting FAA ADS-B mandates for 2020 but also meeting the S-BAS 2025 requirements, providing operators substantial cost savings during the upgrade and reducing overall out-of-service time per aircraft.

Airborne is bringing this approval to the marketplace to help meet global demand for the ADS-B upgrade by the FAA deadline of January 1, 2020. This upgrade can be completed on-site at either of the company's MRO facilities in Wilmington, Ohio or Tampa, Fla. In an effort to provide all carriers with a cost-effective option, Airborne can deploy Go-Teams ready to meet an aircraft at any location to provide this upgrade. To find out more about the STC or to read full details, visit Airborne's web site at

About Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services

Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ: ATSG), serves airlines and private aircraft operators from its 315,000 sq. ft. of hangar space in Wilmington, Ohio and 320,000 sq. ft. of hangar space in Tampa, Florida. Airborne provides unsurpassed customer service to the commercial aviation sector including heavy maintenance, line maintenance, engineering services, material sales, manufacturing, as well as cargo conversion through its Pemco Conversions division. Services at the Tampa, Florida location are performed by Pemco World Air Services, Inc., pursuant to its Part 145 Repair Station Certificate.