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Canadian police harness SDL-350 on Airbus H135
A new STC will enable current and future operators of H135 aircraft to take advantage of the multi-mission and Iridium Certus broadband connectivity the SDL-350 provides.
SkyTrac has completed an Airbus H135 STC for SDL-350.
Read this story in our April 2024 printed issue.

SkyTrac has completed an Airbus H135 STC for its SDL-350 for a Canadian law enforcement agency, having installed, certified and flight tested the satellite transceiver and on-board server in one of the first such integrations. This STC will enable current and future operators of H135 aircraft to take advantage of the multi-mission and Iridium Certus broadband connectivity the SDL-350 provides.

The Canadian law enforcement agency has been working alongside SkyTrac for the past few months to see this STC completed, and can now take advantage of features such as real-time video downlinking, satellite and cellular connectivity for cabin and crew, flight following, satellite push-to-talk and satellite voice communications.

The system will enable capabilities that benefit pilot situational awareness while aiding mission operations, such as video streaming, inflight internet and voice communications.

Being a lightweight and low-form factor device, the SDL-350 draws nominal power and does not contribute highly to the weight of the aircraft. The integration brings future-proof onboard technology that will provide long-term viability for operations.

SkyTrac is happy to be able to provide this law enforcement agency with the capabilities it needs via the SDL-350,” says regional business manager Luke Billington. “Now that this STC has been completed, the agency and all H135 operators can benefit from the SDL-350’s first-in-class features.”

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