ARINC 791 compliant installation kit for A320 aircraft. Photo: CarlisleIT.
The FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) configurable ARINC 791-compliant installation on Airbus A320 aircraft with the choice of Ka, Ku or Ka/Ku Tri-Band radomes for satellite communications installations.
According to CarlisleIT, this is the industry’s first STC issued for a configurable ARINC 791-compliant installation kit to enable satellite communications on the A320.
The company envisions the installation kit minimizing time required for installation, as well as providing maximum system configuration flexibility and helping to future-proof aircraft for next-generation satcom system applications.