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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

StandardAero Releases New STC for Installing Viasat’s Ku, Ka or KuKa SATCOM Systems on Bombardier Global 5000/6000/GEX Family of Aircraft

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  –  August 28, 2019 –  StandardAero has completed Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for installing Viasat Ku, Ka or KuKa SATCOM systems on Bombardier Global 5000/6000/GEX model business jets.  The system is the fastest Ka SATCOM solution currently available.

The new STC product, including radome, was certified on August 22 with the first article being completed by StandardAero’s Organizational Delegation Authorization (ODA) team, located at the company’s Springfield, Illinois MRO facility. 

The Viasat product line is exclusive to StandardAero on the Global family of aircraft.  Installations can be performed by any Viasat dealer.  Interested owners or MROs can reach out to StandardAero for pricing.

“We believe this new system will give aircraft owners a competitive option for installation and service costs for their SATCOM needs,” said Jerry Sanders, Director, Avionics Program Management and Business Development for StandardAero Business Aviation.  “This is also represents another first of type, custom STC that StandardAero is known for providing to the market.” 

 StandardAero continues to be a leader in cockpit display upgrades, cabin connectivity upgrades and other avionics upgrades for the business aviation industry.




StandardAero is one of the world's largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications.  StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments:  Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest.  For more information, go to www.standardaero.com.