Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT), a division of Carlisle Companies Incorporated (CSL), announced the award of a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation of satellite communications (SATCOM) provisions on Boeing B777-300 and B777-300ER series aircraft. Carlisle say this award helps them ensure consumers have the high-quality, in-flight connectivity that they have come to expect each time they fly.
The specified FAA STC allows for the installation of structural provisions and the outside aircraft equipment package for a cabin upgrade incorporating a dual-band (Ka/Ku) terminal. The dual-band terminal allows for in-flight network switching across Ku- and Ka-band satellite networks, providing more reliable in-flight entertainment and communication access to travelers.
“We are proud to announce this certification, the second for this system and sixth overall for CarlisleIT’s connectivity platform,” said Chris Rawley, product line manager, aircraft connectivity solutions of CIT. “By collaborating with the committed team at Jamco Aero Design and Engineering (JADE), we were able to successfully complete the overall SATCOM system installation and bring high-quality results to the airlines and our customers. This certification, among others, marks another way in which CarlisleIT is leading the connected aircraft market.”
The certified installation design follows a previously issued FAA STC for Airbus A320 series aircraft. CIT provided all design, qualification, approvals, and certification resources associated with the installation. The aircraft equipment packages were manufactured and conformed at the company’s facility in Franklin, Wis.
CIT says they have more than 2,500 aerospace SATCOM applications installations delivered worldwide.