EAD Aerospace achieves Honeywell JetWave STC on A319

The SUMS mounting system from EAD Aerospace.
The SUMS mounting system from EAD Aerospace.

EAD Aerospace, an Eclipse company, has delivered its first Honeywell JetWave STC for an Airbus A319 VIP project in partnership with a leading European MRO for an undisclosed final customer in the Middle East.

The brand new aircraft was outfitted with a bespoke VIP interior and some of the latest technologies, including the fully operational Honeywell JetWave Ka-band system.

The solution provided is based on EAD Aerospace’s Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) solution, which is also being used by EAD Aerospace partners for other STC projects including the A330, A340 and B777 platforms.

The mount supports Honeywell’s JetWave MCS-8200 hardware, which delivers Inmarsat’s latest high-speed Ka-band broadband GX Aviation inflight connectivity service.

The company says its SUMS (Satcom Universal Mounting System) approach to certification prioritises safety, flexibility and decreased weight.

EAD Aerospace

Eclipse’s says its long history in providing turn-key airborne satcom solutions combined with EAD Aerospace’s long history of providing connectivity related STCs proved invaluable in ensuring that all aspects of the first project were successfully delivered.

As one of the leading distributors of Inmarsat airtime services, Eclipse says is proud to have been instrumental in enabling one of the first customers to use the Inmarsat GX Aviation network and the next generation of inflight connectivity.

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