Textron Aviation, Inc.


Status: Pending

Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Textron Aviation, Inc.

Attention: Spectrum Management
Street Address: One Cessna Blvd
P.O. Box: 1996
City: Independence
State: KS
Zip Code: 67301
Country: United States
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Hankins
First Name: Dan
Title: Spectrum Mgr - Sr
Phone Number: 620-332-0432

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Textron Aviation needs to functionally test AEPLRS transceivers installed on our multi-mission aircraft to ensure they are functioning as intended, prior to deploying to participate in the Armed Overwatch event scheduled to begin June 27, 2021. Testing will be done on the ground (0 ft AGL).

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Textron Aviation has a contract to participate in the latest Armed Overwatch event. The contract number is H92408219P003. The program manager for the event is Gov POC: RYAN THOMPSON, MAJOR USAF Phone: 813-826-9381. Stop Buzzer POC is Dan Hankins, Phone: 620-870-9388

Callsign: WQ9XZT
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 06/01/2021
Operation End Date: 12/01/2021

List below transmitting equipment to be installed (if experimental, so state) if additional rows are required, please submit equipment list as an exhibit:  
Manufacturer Model Number No. Of Units Experimental
Hughes Aircraft Co. Airborne EPLRS 2 No

Neither the applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits that includes FCC benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. The applicant hereby waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the prvious use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.) The applicant acknowledges that all statements made in this application and attached exhibits are considered material representations, and that all the exhibits part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application; undersigned certifies that all statements in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of his/her knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. Applicant certifies that construction of the station would NOT be an action which is likely to have a significant environmental effect. See the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR1.1301-1.1319.
Signature of Applicant (Authorized person filing form): Danny B. Hankins
Title of Applicant (if any): Spectrum Mgr - Sr
Date: 2021-06-09 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Wichita Kansas North  37  41  41 West  97  13  0 Textron Aviation Campus at KBEC, Wichita, KS 2.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   No
Exhibit submitted:   No
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:  
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:  
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:  
Will the antenna extend more than 6 meters above the ground, or if mounted on an existing building, will it extend more than 6 meters above the building, or will the proposed antenna be mounted on an existing structure other than a building?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:  
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:  
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:  
(d) List any natural formations of existing man-made structures (hills, trees, water tanks, towers, etc.) which, in the opinion of the applicant, would tend to shield the antenna from aircraft:
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 430.75000000- MHz MO 3.000000 W 1.900000 W M 0.00001000 % 6M50F1D 5 MHz max
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 440.75000000- MHz MO 3.000000 W 1.900000 W M 0.00001000 % 6M50F1D 5 MHz max


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