Fort Worth, Texas-based GDC Technics has delivered a B777-300ER completed with exterior modifications and a fully customised interior cabin for a confidential head of state customer.
The B777-300ER is equipped with technologies and materials that provide industry-leading inflight data, connectivity and passenger comfort capabilities for full range IFE functionality. The exterior modifications also includes a full security system, forward- looking, quad, downward zoom and tail fin cameras, and world-wide connectivity, including a duel satcom system, Ka-band antenna, Iridium system and satellite TV antenna to provide live, 4K television.
The aircraft was customised to include the most advanced technology and bespoke interior fit for the head of state customer. The wide-body aircraft was completed under the GDC cabin weight reduction initiative using innovative, lighter weight engineering solutions resulting in overall weight savings for the aircraft. In addition, GDC was able to achieve noise levels below 50 decibels in the VIP areas of the aircraft.
The aircraft was customised with a GDC engineered and certified modular lower lobe crew rest compartment that comprises of six sleeping pods with full capabilities for the crew to utilise during longer flights. It was also equipped with lower lobe fly-away kits that contain all materials necessary for on-site repairs and/or interior improvements during travel. To comply with COVID-19 restrictions, the final certification and approval of the aircraft was facilitated via a live-stream video with the FAA to witness and complete its compliance inspection, resulting in the FAA Issuing an achievement award for the certification team.
“We continue to deliver top-of-the-line aircraft equipped with industry-leading technologies as well as innovative designs and materials,” says Brad Foreman, GDC Technics CEO. “Even though the last phase of the project took place during the COVID-19 pandemic, we developed the necessary health precautions and worked with the FAA and our customer to ensure continuity of work. With every aircraft we deliver, we make it a priority to exceed our customer's expectations and further prove our unmatched expertise and abilities in the industry.”
The company also recently announced the delivery of its first Falcon 300 equipped aircraft to a North America-based premium airline. GDC Technics has developed an engineering solution to install the Falcon 300 system on B787 aircraft and has begun offering installations of the connectivity system to Airbus and Boeing aircraft operators. GDC Technics has also welcomed multiple aircraft to its facility in Fort Worth this year for MRO and upgrade services and expects several more arrivals throughout the rest of 2020.