The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has amended the supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of AerSale’s AerTrak system on the Boeing 737 Classic series aircraft.

The agency approved the system to comply with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations rule.

AerSale executive chairman Nicolas Finazzo said: “AerSale is continuously and proactively pursuing technically advanced engineered solutions to meet customer needs, often before those needs are recognised.

“AerTrak is the engineered solution we developed to quickly and cost-effectively achieve compliance with the ADS-B Operations rule.”

Effective January 2020, the FAA requires all aircraft operating in Class A, Class B, Class C, and certain Class E airspace to be equipped with the ADS-B Out system.

The administration already approved AerTrak for the Boeing 737 NG and 757-200 series aircraft last year.

The time between ordering and delivering AerTrak is currently four weeks, which is expected to provide time for operators to meet the compliance requirements.

These kits need three days ground time for installation, which can be carried out by AerSale’s technicians at any hangar worldwide.

AerSale chief technical officer Iso Nezaj said: “Faced with the approaching deadline, operators of Boeing 737 NG, 737 Classic, and 757-200 series aircraft have an easy path to ADS-B Out compliance with AerTrak.

“AerTrak is especially attractive because it offers compelling cost savings, can be used with any OEM transponder/MMR combination, and seamlessly integrates with most existing avionics and cockpit controls.”

Earlier this year, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) created a committee to review the FAA’s certification procedures of new aircraft.