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FAA approves Ka-Band connectivity for Innotech
JetWave cabin communications can be installed on US-registered Bombardier Globals following FAA STC approval for Innotech. Approvals from Canada and Europe should follow soon.
IEAG vice president of sales and marketing Frank Ercolanese.
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Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group (IEAG) has received full US FAA approval of its supplemental type certificate for the installation of the Honeywell JetWave connectivity solution on US FAA registered Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global aircraft, specifically the Global Express, Global XRS and Global 6000 variants.

The FAA approval now supplements existing Transport Canada STC approval of both the system and radome installations on Bombardier Global aircraft, and further extends to allow for radome installations on the BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 platform as well. Follow-on EASA approvals of the installations are expected in the coming months.

JetWave is Honeywell's cabin communications system offered in partnership with Inmarsat, utilising the Ka-band Global aircraft satellite network. The Honeywell JetWave is a next generation system offering high speed bandwidth and airborne connectivity via JetConneX. JetWave provides an aircraft solution which most closely matches the on-ground-in-the-office user experience expected by clients, together with the ability to further support the growth of connectivity demands well into the future.

“We are excited about this important milestone, which builds on our proud tradition of supporting aircraft owners and operators looking for airborne connectivity solutions for their Global business jets,” says IEAG vice president of sales and marketing Frank Ercolanese. “We look forward to fully leveraging our more than 40 year channel partner relationship with Honeywell, together with our extensive maintenance, installation and refurbishment expertise to the benefit of our clients.”

As part of IEAG, Innotech provides aircraft maintenance, inspection, installation and refurbishment services from its facilities in Montreal.

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