Astronics has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics AeroSat Corporation, has certified its next-generation FliteStream T-310 SATCOM connectivity solution for business aircraft.
Astronics AeroSat has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (“STC”) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (“PMA”) for installation onto a Gulfstream GIV-SP business aircraft.
The FAA recently certified the Astronics FliteStream T-310 Series for Ku-band SATCOM connectivity solution on business aircraft.
The FliteStream T-310 is currently offered in partnership with Satcom Direct (“SD”) as part of its SD Xperience end-to-end solution. The FliteStream T-310 SATCOM solution includes the next-generation iDirect CX780 modem, providing compatibility with both Ku-band wide beam and HTS spot beam satellite networks.
Matthew Harrah, President of Astronics AeroSat, said: “We are excited to achieve an FAA STC and PMA for the new T-310 product line.
“This new product variant will provide an improved business aviation connectivity experience to passengers, making an ‘office-in-the-sky’ dream a reality.
“We look forward to continuing and expanding our relationships with Satcom Direct and Intelsat. We expect the T-310 will be an important part of the SD Xperience package now and in the future.”
Astronics AeroSat’s antenna includes its patented Rexolite lens technology, which it says creates the most efficient, reliable and highest-performing SATCOM antenna system available.
It can provide both high-speed internet and IPTV in a single antenna.