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Thrane & Thrane System Receives STC

By Tish Drake | March 1, 2012
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Thrane & Thrane’s AVIATOR 700D SwiftBroadband system received its first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation and use aboard Falcon 900EX-EASy aircraft.

The STC follows successful testing of Thrane & Thrane’s new RTCA DO-178B Level-D software and DO-254 Level-D hardware, which will allow for Future Air Navigation System (FANS), Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and voice safety service operations via the system’s cockpit data and H+ voice channels. Thrane & Thrane’s AVIATOR 700D provides both Classic and SwiftBroadband services.

“Receipt of the Falcon 900 STC is a key milestone in the launch of the new AVIATOR 700D, making it the most compact and lightweight system to offer both cockpit and cabin connectivity on the market today,” said Kim Gram, vice president, Aeronautical Business Unit, Thrane & Thrane. “The new Level-D software and hardware is set to significantly benefit pilots by enabling the system to offer new safety capabilities in-line with the latest FANS and CPDLC operations. In addition to these new capabilities, the AVIATOR 700D also supports a range of voice and data applications, providing built-in Wi-Fi capability for the connection of tablets and smartphones.”

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