Standard Aero receives EASA STC approval for JetWave


June 2018 saw Standard Aero receive EASA approval for its STC for installing Honeywell JetWave satellite communications systems and associated Ka-Band radomes on EASA-registered Gulfstream GV/GV-SP aircraft. The JetWave satellite communications hardware connects to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band satellite constellation, with the service named Jet ConneX and providing operators with speeds up to a claimed 15Mbps

In December, 2017, StandardAero completed the first STC program using Honeywell JetWave and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band satellite network for US-based Gulfstream GV and GV-SP operators, which also included the terminal, router and direct replacement Ka radome. This latest EASA STC is StandardAero’s second for installing JetWave systems outside of the US.

“It’s very challenging to achieve STC validation through EASA’s rigorous certification process – especially with a development program such as this one,” said Marc Drobny, president of StandardAero Business Aviation.   “This is a huge announcement as many European GV/GV-SP operators have inquired about this STC.”

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