StandardAero Certifies Honeywell JetWave Ka-band System for Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000 Aircraft

Scottsdale, Ariz. – July 10, 2018 – StandardAero, in partnership with California-based MRO ACI Jet, recently certified another Honeywell JetWave™ Ka-band satellite communication system, completing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installations on Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft.

Honeywell’s JetWave system is a popular offering in the world of in-flight connectivity, utilizing Ka-band technology to replicate the speed and performance that consumers are accustomed to in their homes. StandardAero’s STC provides for installation of the Honeywell JetWave hardware, under a Honeywell Ka radome, along with a Honeywell CNX-900 router. StandardAero partnered with ACI Jet in San Luis Obispo, CA, to complete the installation.

The STC is now available to all Honeywell dealers.

“StandardAero has invested significantly and become an industry leader in connectivity installations across all types of business aircraft. As with our recently announced STC on Gulfstream aircraft, this new STC provides best-in-class technology and allows us to increase capacity to the market for these critical installations at a time when installation demand is soaring, especially now that the ADS-B mandate is only 18 months away. This means Global operators can upgrade to the highest-bandwidth technology sooner and simultaneously reduce downtime and cost,” said Marc Drobny, President of StandardAero Business Aviation.

“All of us at ACI Jet were excited to partner with StandardAero on this ambitious project,” noted Dave Jensen, ACI Jet’s Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance. “For an installation of this magnitude, where systems throughout the aircraft must communicate with precision over newly-engineered equipment and components, to have a flawless, squawk-free startup and test flight illustrates the level of professionalism and ingenuity that both parties brought to the table.”

StandardAero is aligned and authorized by the vast majority of cabin management and connectivity manufacturers, offering a broad variety of installation options for business aviation customers. In addition, through its in-house Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) delegation, StandardAero is a leading provider of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approvals for avionics and cabin management systems.

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