StandardAero and TrueNorth Partner To Develop STCs for Wide Variety of Business Jet Platforms

Orlando, Fla. – October 30, 2012 – StandardAero Business Aviation and TrueNorth Avionics Inc., announced today at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Expo. that they have partnered to develop STCs for the full spectrum of mid-size to large cabin business jets.

“There are a variety of cabin communication systems out there and we commend TrueNorth as an innovator in this space, bringing added value and incorporating all the best features and functions with its Simphone solution,” said Scott Taylor, Senior Vice President, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “TrueNorth is a growing company and we are pleased to be working with them by providing certification services for existing and future systems, helping to bring operators quality products faster and with the highest quality installation and certification.”

The two companies are targeting the full spectrum of business jets from mid-sized to large cabin, from all major manufacturers including: Airbus, Boeing, Gulfstream, Embraer, Dassault, Bombardier, Hawker, and Cessna. TrueNorth and StandardAero agree that STCs are an enabler for business jet operators not only to choose a system, but additionally to have confidence in the installation and capabilities of their cabin communications solution.

“We’ve always made it our mission to provide high-quality, innovative communications solutions for business jet owners and operators, but more than this, we want to make it easy for them to benefit from onboard connectivity,” said TrueNorth CEO, Mark van Berkel. “We’ve been impressed with the depth of expertise that StandardAero brings to large projects and cabin communications, particularly in this new era of GSM on large aircraft. Their extreme level of competence is evidenced by several recent certifications of our TrueNorth Simphone cabin communications system on Gulfstream® GIII, GIV, GV, G450, and G550 aircraft. With these STCs we are giving Gulfstream business jet operators a simple and cost-effective solution for their cabin.”

StandardAero will be exhibiting at the 65th Annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Expo, October 30 – November 1, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.; Booth 2000.

About TrueNorth: Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, TrueNorth is a leading aerospace technology company that develops, designs and manufactures satellite communication solutions for business aviation. TrueNorth’s Simphone OpenCabin™ is: innovative, reliable, has true global reach and high quality performance, and enables Your Lifestyle in the Sky™ by providing Wi-Fi, High Definition Voice, Fax, enterprise E-mail, and seamless connectivity for mobile devices. TrueNorth offers the only app-based business jet solution that empowers business jet users to stay connected and be more productive in flight: Fly. Connect. Succeed. Visit TrueNorth at, on Facebook and LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter