Global Eagle gains STCs for inflight connectivity on B737s


Global Eagle has received two Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the installation of its Airconnect Global Ku inflight connectivity (IFC) system onboard Boeing 737 aircraft. These STCs were internally developed by Global Eagle as part of a series of new STCs Global Eagle is pursuing for installing the systems on narrow-body aircraft.

In addition to the authorisation to install Global Eagle’s core components, the STC also allows Global Eagle to install server and wireless access point components developed by Turkish Technic. Working with Turkish Technic, the second STC will see the installation of Airconnect Global Ku on Turkish Airlines’ narrow-body Boeing 737 fleet and, in conjunction with Global Eagle and Profen’s teleport infrastructure, the team will offer inflight connectivity on Turkish Airlines’ short-haul international and domestic routes.

Mike Pigott, EVP of connectivity operations at Global Eagle stated, “Working closely with Turkish Technic and Profen has enabled us to produce a solution that incorporates the very best technology from all three parties to bring Turkish Airlines’ passengers the most reliable and highest performing connectivity service onboard.

“We are incredibly proud to have achieved this homegrown STC as we now have ready-made approval to install our connectivity solutions on any aircraft within the Boeing 737 family, one of the world’s most widely-operated airframes.”

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