Skandia Incorporated has received final Transport Canada STC approval of an acoustic soundproofing kit for all variants of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. This STC regulatory approval is the third awarded to Skandia for its improved PC-12 acoustic solution after the FAA and EASA gave their approvals in Q2 2018.
The kit is simple to install and is manufactured using soundproofing materials engineered in-house. In final testing, Skandia claims an overall sound reduction of 4dB(SIL) was achieved, while some cabin seating areas achieved approximately 6dB(SIL) noise reduction.
Pilatus PC-12 owners can select options of acoustic materials such as fuselage skin and floor damping, thermal acoustic insulation bags, over frame blankets and carpet pads.
Jarod Triplett, president of Skandia, sees a valuable opportunity for PC-12 operators. “The PC-12 is a great aircraft and owners are keen on investing in it. As owners look to improve the inflight experience, a turnkey acoustic kit is a great solution. And now Canadian operators have it approved. The system utilises our most technically advanced engineering and materials to produce a terrific result. We have created the system in a way that owner/operators can select how much sound performance they want to add based on their budget, or, how much weight they want to use. It’s an incredible solution that’s going to bring a lot of value to these great aircraft.”