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Skyservice scores STC approvals for Ku-band installs
Skyservice can now install Plane Simple Ku-band antennas on Challenger and Global Express series aircraft, giving customers greater flexibility, cost-effective connectivity and simplified upgrades.
Plane Simple terminals are powered by Intelsat FlexExec high-throughput satellite constellation and consist of two-line replaceable units.
Read this story in our January 2023 printed issue.

Skyservice Business Aviation has received Transport Canada (TCCA), FAA and EASA supplemental type certification (STC) approval for the integration of Satcom Direct's Plane Simple Ku-band tail mounted antenna (TMA) systems. The newly certified integration is available on Bombardier Challenger 604/605/650 and Global Express/XRS/5000/6000 series aircraft models.

Satcom Direct Plane Simple terminals are powered by the Intelsat FlexExec high throughput, satellite constellation, facilitating consistent, reliable inflight connectivity globally. Designed exclusively for business aviation, the Plane Simple terminal consists of just two-line replaceable units, the antenna and the SD modem unit, and when combined with the dedicated Intelsat FlexExec business aviation network, simplifies high-speed data access for more corporate and private aircraft owners worldwide.

“Skyservice manages one of the largest fleets of Bombardier aircraft in Canada and is also an authorised service centre and warranty dealer facility for Bombardier,” says president and CEO Benjamin Murray. “We are thrilled to be able to provide innovative, best-in-class avionic solutions to our clients and customers from around the world.”

“This is a whole new class of antenna hardware, and we're delighted customers will have access to it through Skyservice STCs," adds SD CCO Michael Skou Christensen. "Once installed the powerful Plane Simple terminal gives our customers greater flexibility, cost-effective connectivity options and supports simplified upgrade paths.”

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