Satcom Direct obtains FAA and EASA approvals


October 17, 2016 – Satcom Direct (SD) has obtained Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the FAA for its SD WiFi Hub, and received EASA 145 Repair Station designation.

This official approval by the FAA marks SD as an authorized manufacturer for avionics, as well as an authorized MRO center for all SD avionics. The certification was awarded for its development of the SD WiFi Hub, a standalone router and wi-fi system that enables onboard voice and data communications. Over the last five months, the associated processes, manufacturing quality manuals, and the physical setup at the company’s headquarters location in Melbourne, Florida, have been audited by the Orlando Manufacturing & Inspection District Office (MIDO), in order to gain the approval. The PMA certification will allow SD to use Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to quickly obtain approvals on future hardware developments.


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