April 4, 2017 – Sabena Technics has received EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for a Honeywell JetWave Ka-band system installed on an Airbus wide-body aircraft belonging to an undisclosed customer.
Honeywell’s JetWave hardware provides global high-speed internet through the GX Aviation Ka- band service, allowing passengers to enjoy continuous wi-fi connection as well as IpTV broadcasts. During the second quarter of 2017, Sabena technics will perform a similar modification on an A330.
“Sabena technics’ project, based on a fuselage mount antenna, was delivered in less than eight months. Kit implementation was jointly performed by customer’s and Sabena technics’ staff at customer main base. Downtime of the aircraft was limited to only three weeks in order to smoothen the customer’s operations”, said Lionel Bacquey, program manager at Sabena Technics.