Avionics News February 2016 - 59
intuitive pilot failure procedures," said Kevin Kliethermes,
director of sales for Flying Colours. "Flying Colours developed this STC to support our current and future customer
base; however, we will make our STC available to other
installers to support their customers, as well. The FAA STC
will be followed up with both EASA and Transport Canada
Cairns said the BA-440 is the "first multifunction piece of
avionics equipment to be certified. It is designed for multiple
functions and is highly configurable. For example, the BA440 continuously monitors both on-side and off-side ADS-B
systems, including itself for proper ADS-B Out operation
per DO-260B/AC20-165B and drives annunciations in the
cockpit to indicate if the ADS-B System has no operational
integrity or has failed."
Blue Avionics considers itself a company with high integrity, and it uses that integrity to earn the trust of its customers.
"If we can't help them, we refer them to a place where
they can get things done," Cairns said. "Our policy is to
give them a little more than they expect. We do it with
products and support. With every STC, we send two people
to support, even though we may have a smaller piece of the
puzzle. Even if they end up standing around, we still send
Another business practice working well for Blue avionics
is its policy to never run out of personnel.
In order to achieve this, the company outsources a number of engineering and manufacturing projects. As a result,
the company does a lot of engineering and manufacturing
Blue Avionics has built its best practices based on integrity,
trust, innovation, and exceeding customer expectations. As
Cairns added, "The company is founded on values that put the
customer first." Without a doubt, that approach seems to be
working quite well. q
To learn more about Blue Avionics, visit blueavionics.com.