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Head of State Aircraft Equipped with Aero+ Flexibility Airborne Connectivity App

20-05-2019

PRESS RELEASE • Geneva & Paris – 20 MAY 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Head of State Aircraft Equipped with Aero+ Flexibility Airborne Connectivity App
Enhanced App lets operators take control of the inflight connectivity experience

Eclipse announced today at EBACE (the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibit) that a European Head of State Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) is being equipped with an enhanced version of the company’s powerful Aero+ Flexibility airborne connectivity application. A member of the Aero+ Suite of applications, this app offers a range of important capabilities to aircraft operators and passengers.

“The Aero+ Flexibility app already allows executive jet aircraft network administrators to create various connectivity zones within the aircraft, monitor bandwidth usage, manage device network access and filter internet domains,” said Marc Pinault, CEO Eclipse. “The app can be used on any device, and offers a variety of optional capabilities specifically designed for large, long-range aircraft. For example, the payment portal option helps operators manage airtime costs. And to enhance the passenger connectivity experience, Aero+ Flexibility has a network optimization feature, and an automatic or manual network fail-safe, to avoid network drop-offs. In addition, it has an easy to configure and turn-on, built-in PBX which enables VoIP calling.”

The enhancements to the application include augmented firewall functionality and filtering for increased security, update blocking to avoid device updates while on the satellite-based internet, and refined bandwidth assignment controls for greater flexibility. Security is of the utmost importance, and with extensive experience supporting the rigorous requirements of military and government airborne communications systems, Eclipse provides solutions that meet the highest levels of security.

This Head of State aircraft which is due to roll-out at the end of Q2 will also have a server installed, and airtime provisioned by Eclipse.

Images and logos are available upon request.

For more details about Aero+ Flexibility : www.eclipsesatcom.com/aero-flexibility

At Eclipse, we have spent decades developing airborne Satcom solutions. Built by aviation industry experts with many years of experience, Eclipse understands the complexities of the aeronautical environment. It is this complete understanding, combined with communications expertise and an innovative approach that allows Eclipse to provide completely integrated solutions to the entire aviation industry.

ECLIPSE HEAD OFFICE : Parc ICADE – 40 rue d’Arcueil – 94150 Rungis – FRANCE

Contact : Sylvain THOMAS
ECLIPSE Communications Officer
[email protected] / Phone : +33(0)6 48 50 71 89
Websites : www.eclipsesatcom.com & www.ead-aerospace.com

ECLIPSE : Parc Icade, 40 rue d’Arcueil 94150 Rungis – France
EAD AEROSPACE : 29 avenue Marconi 31470 Saint-Lys – France

Eclipse & EAD Aerospace at EBACE 2019

16-04-2019
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We are exhibiting at EBACE 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland (21-23 May)–Stand T101.

Focusing on our newest airborne connectivity solutions (L-, Ku- and Ka-band), we are also featuring our VIP Connectivity Bundle, a complete Ka-Band satcom system for wide- and narrow- body jets, providing high-performance broadband communications worldwide.

We will also be highlighting our ongoing work in provisioning high bandwidth Ku/Ka-band aircraft equipment, air-to-ground connectivity solutions, satellite airtime provisioning and facilitating VIP passenger and crew connectivity via our airborne and ground-based network design expertise.

We will also be highlighting our ongoing work in provisioning high bandwidth Ku/Ka-band aircraft equipment, air-to-ground connectivity solutions, satellite airtime provisioning and facilitating VIP passenger and crew connectivity via our airborne and ground-based network design expertise.

Visit Stand T101 to learn more about our:

  • – SUMS (Satcom Universal Mounting System) antenna installation solution, designed by EAD Aerospace
  • – Aero+ Software Suite, featuring Aero+ Flexibility, our latest application dedicated to onboard network management
  • – Bespoke connectivity solutions for Business Jets
  • – L-band Satcom Hardware
  • – Ka, Ku and L-band airtime services
  • – Multiple certification capabilities (EASA, FAA…)
  • – Latest projects

Visit us in Stand T101 (Palexpo) !
EBACE 2019 official website

EAD AEROSPACE SUPPORTS EAN !

04-04-2019
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EAD Aerospace, an Eclipse company, is supporting Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN) program, rolling-out this year, with STCs for several key commercial aircraft platforms. This is an exciting opportunity for EAD, whose focus is primarily on SATCOM connectivity, to use the company’s expertise and  integrate new communications technologies.

EAN combines high capacity satellite coverage with a complementary 4G LTE ground network, operated by Inmarsat’s partner Deutsche Telekom, to provide high-speed connectivity across all 28 European Union states, plus Norway and Switzerland.

The project combines Inmarsat’s multi-beam S-band satellite with approximately 300 ground towers, an infrastructure that is easily and cost-effectively scalable. As Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom are building out the satellite and terrestrial networks, the EAD Aerospace team is helping to prepare the aircraft for operations by developing Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the antennas and avionics for both the ground communications and cabin network elements architecture. To date, STCs for Airbus A319, 320 and 321 CEO/NEO platforms for British Airways, Vueling, and Iberia from IAG group have been developed.

Participation in the EAN project builds on EAD Aerospace and Inmarsat’s continuing important relationship, focused on bringing connectivity solutions to the aviation market. EAD is providing STCs for its satellite universal mounting system (SUMS) to both the business aviation and commercial airline sectors to support long-haul inflight connectivity with GX Aviation. The EAN initiative will also extend this initiative to short-haul aircraft as well.

Eclipse and EAD Aerospace are proud to be a part of these groundbreaking programs to bring connectivity to passengers flying in Europe!

At Eclipse, we have spent many years developing airborne Satcom solutions. Built by aviation industry experts with many years of experience, Eclipse understands the complexities of the aeronautical environment. It is this complete understanding, combined with communications expertise and an innovative approach that allows Eclipse to provide completely integrated solutions to the entire Aviation Industry.

ECLIPSE HEAD OFFICE : Parc ICADE – 40 rue d’Arcueil – 94150 Rungis – FRANCE

Press Release : Eclipse & EAD Aerospace deploy Inmarsat GX on Another Head of State aircraft

02-04-2019
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PRESS RELEASE

Paris, France – 2 APRIL 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eclipse & EAD Aerospace deploy Inmarsat GX on Another Head of State aircraft

Airbus A319CJ equipped with a bespoke Wi-Fi communications solution including Satcom and network hardware and software, and airtime

Eclipse and EAD Aerospace have forged a partnership with AFI KLM E&M, a leading European MRO, to equip a Presidential A319CJ with an innovative Wi-Fi system.

This solution includes Honeywell JetWave ka SATCOM, cabin network hardware and software, airtime, and STCs with their associated Modkits.

This installation uses EAD’s Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) Modkit, an antenna mounting system already deployed on A319/320/321, A330, A340, B777 and B747 aircraft.

The system enables key communications and entertainment capabilities including Voice over IP telephony, and streaming on-demand IPTV. In addition to the hardware, Eclipse is providing its Aero+ software suite which allows the customer to manage and monitor the onboard Inmarsat Ka GX network. Operators can configure aircraft communications zones, users and applications, and allocate, prioritize and optimize bandwidth. Additionally, the Aero+ suite offers a passenger credit card payment system, monitoring and security tools, SwiftBroadBand fallback functionality, and features a customizable management interface.

As one of the leading distributors of Inmarsat airtime services, Eclipse and EAD Aerospace are proud to have been instrumental in enabling the first customers to use the Inmarsat GX Aviation network and the next generation of inflight connectivity.

For more details about SUMS : www.ead-aerospace.com/sums

For more details about Aero+ Flexibility : www.eclipsesatcom.com/aero-flexibility

Images and logos are available upon request.

At Eclipse, we have spent many years developing airborne Satcom solutions. Built by aviation industry experts with many years of experience, Eclipse understands the complexities of the aeronautical environment. It is this complete understanding, combined with communications expertise and an innovative approach that allows Eclipse to provide completely integrated solutions to the entire Aviation Industry.

ECLIPSE HEAD OFFICE : Parc ICADE – 40 rue d’Arcueil – 94150 Rungis – FRANCE

Contact : Sylvain THOMAS
ECLIPSE Communications Officer
[email protected] / Phone : +33(0)6 48 50 71 89
Websites : www.eclipsesatcom.com & www.ead-aerospace.com

ECLIPSE : Parc Icade, 40 rue d’Arcueil 94150 Rungis – France
EAD AEROSPACE : 29 avenue Marconi 31470 Saint-Lys – France

Leading aviation engineering companies team up to form the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance

30-01-2019

A group of significant players in the aviation industry are cooperating to form a new alliance in the field of aircraft modification. As leading companies in the retrofit industry, Etihad Airways Engineering, EAD Aerospace, Lufthansa Technik and Envoy Aerospace have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance (IAMA).

IAMA aims to encourage aircraft owners and operators to modify and modernise their fleets through high quality equipment and rigorous inspections, irrespective of which IAMA members provide the engineering services.

Aircraft modifications, such as the installation of new cabins, connectivity solutions or avionics systems can be approved and documented through a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) offered by providers such as the IAMA members. The alliance addresses customer concerns with regard to documentation, data availability and a worldwide customer support network across different regulatory systems with various national authorities.

The main objectives of the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance are to agree to common standards for the documentation and quality of Supplemental Type Certificates, to establish an open, secure documentation platform for airline customers and aircraft owners using STCs, and to inform the relevant public and expert communities about the advantages of STC approved solutions.

Bernhard Randerath, Vice President Design, Engineering and Innovation of Etihad Airways Engineering said: « This alliance is a positive step towards addressing the challenges that customers face with STC solutions today. As the Middle East’s largest MRO, we use OEM solutions, however, Etihad is renowned for innovation and applying our own STC modifications. We believe that OEMs will also benefit from becoming members of IAMA, which is open to all modification providers.« 

Our customers need seamless solutions and efficient support during implementation and most importantly in service afterwards. STCs are a fast, cost efficient way to provide modifications, and IAMA is a promising approach to address the critical points of documentation simplicity and continued after-sales support.

Thomas Rueckert, Head of Base Maintenance and Aircraft Modification at Lufthansa Technik, said: « We enable aircraft operators to decide objectively and independently on the best possible modification solution for their fleet – regardless of a specific provider. Safety, flexibility of solutions for implementation of customer requests, along with speed and efficiency are at the heart of our activities.« 

« In addition, value retention and reliable life cycle support are essential factors for aircraft operators and owners. IAMA jointly develop transparent standards that will help our customers make the right decisions,” adds Andreas Gherman, Head of the Design Organisation at Lufthansa Technik.« 

Patrick Gindre, Sales Director of EAD Aerospace says: “The aftermarket modifier ecosystem needed a “home” to discuss our challenges, best practices and to improve our services by delivering a common message to the market. Together, we have the objective to shape the future of the STC in the aviation world”.

Romain Mbwang Seppoh, Head of Airworthiness at EAD Aerospace adds: « The retro fit market has specific challenges to be handled with customers and operators in terms of organisation and mandatory exchange of data. IAMA will be a collaborative and knowledgeable reference and voice to regulators and standardisation committees regarding how STCs efficiently fulfil these obligations. Being in the heart of the activity, IAMA tackle those challenges daily. The alliance will foster proportionate and adapted regulations, and jointly develop and provide the optimal tools to its members.

We are excited to be a part of IAMA,” said Adrian Honer, partner and ODA Lead Administrator at Envoy Aerospace, LLC.  “The affiliation will provide our members with a significant voice to resolve issues that affect retrofit certification approvals.  Our involvement in IAMA reflects our commitment to our customers, present and future, to be a leader in retrofit aircraft certification quality.

Marilyn Feigl, partner and ODA Administrator at Envoy Aerospace adds: “Retrofit modifications on aircraft have unique challenges.  IAMA will offer its members mentorship and counselling to deal with these challenges, especially when dealing with regulatory agencies and the industry at large.  This will help raise the certification standards to ensure the highest quality STC products.

The launch meeting of the IAMA is scheduled for spring 2019. The Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance is open to all market participants including aircraft manufacturers, airlines, suppliers and lessors. Founding members of the alliance believe that a strong and transparent retrofit market will benefit everyone. Members of the alliance work together to offer a transparent, distinct and independent market for aircraft retrofits, providing greater choice for operators and added value for the aviation industry.

High resolution images available here: https://share.eclipse-services.com/public/6097ba

For more information, please contact:
Sylvain THOMAS • Eclipse & EAD Aerospace Communications Officer

Tel: + 33 48 50 71 89
Email: sylvain.thomas[@]ead-aerospace.com

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ECLIPSE & EAD AEROSPACE AT AIRCRAFT INTERIORS EXPO 2019

11-01-2019

We’d like to welcome you at our Stand (#2D50) at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019 in Hamburg (Germany, 2-4 April 2019), the international showcase for aircraft solutions and equipment.

Eclipse and EAD Aerospace – an Eclipse company – will be highlighting our ongoing work in provisioning high bandwidth Ku/Ka band aircraft equipment, air-to-ground connectivity solution, satellite airtime provisioning, and facilitating passenger and crew connectivity via our airborne and ground-based network design expertise.

Drop by to learn more about our brand new Ka-Band connectivity Bundle, expressly designed for wide and narrow-body jets.

You can also learn more about :

• Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) antenna installation solution, designed by EAD Aerospace
• Aero+ Flexibility, the latest application dedicated to onboard network management developed by Eclipse
• Bespoke connectivity solutions for airlines
• L-band Satcom Hardware
• Ka, Ku and L-band airtime services provisioning
• Applications developed by Eclipse offering additional services : onboard network management, VoIP, bonding…
• Our multiple certification capabilities (EASA, FAA…)
• A showcase of our latest projects

See you in Hamburg !

Want to make an appointment?  Contact us here.

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PRESS RELEASE : ECLIPSE GROUP ANNOUNCES ITS WORLD EXCLUSIVE KA-BAND CONNECTIVITY BUNDLE

11-12-2018

The system, targeted at VIP and Government wide and narrow-body aircraft, comes with a complimentary connectivity system consultation.

Paris, France – December 11, 2018 – Eclipse Group is the only company in the world offering a cabin connectivity bundle specifically for VIP and Government wide-and narrow-body aircraft. The Inmarsat Ka-band Connectivity Bundle comprises all the equipment and STCs required to install Honeywell’s JetWave™ Ka-band system, and includes the Eclipse Aero+ Software Suite, and Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS)—two key elements not offered by any other company.

“We’ve long recognized that VIP and Head of State aircraft are extremely demanding and a fully-working solution must be delivered the first time,” said Eclipse CEO, Marc Pinault. “Not only do the aircraft have varying missions, individual passengers have different telephony and internet access needs; and of course, onboard network security is key. This is why Eclipse Group is offering a complimentary system requirements consultation. Adding connectivity to a large aircraft is complex and we want to help operators, installers and maintainers to get a better understanding of the requirements and outcomes for the aircraft and passengers.”

The solution gives large aircraft operators a complete broadband connectivity system with the added ability to control the onboard network. The solution helps reduce costs, both in terms of inflight connectivity and maintenance.

The Aero+ Software Suite offers a broad spectrum of apps that deliver important capabilities : onboard bandwidth allocation and prioritization, onboard network security, VoIP, video conference, aggregation, optimization, payment portal for passengers.

The SUMS antenna installation kit is lightweight and requires fewer holes in the fuselage. This means a streamlined installation and lower maintenance requirements, again saving time and money. SUMS is a proven solution having been installed on more than 90 aircraft.

“Through our EAD Aerospace division, we’ve developed SUMS”, notes Marc Pinault. “This antenna mounting system has an incredibly low impact on the aircraft fuselage—an important factor for leased aircraft. In addition, we have a broad range of STCs for many popular VIP and government aircraft types such as the A320 family, A330 and A340, plus the B777 and B747.”

This world exclusive Bundle is all backed by 24/7 support and complies with the highest aviation security standards.

A leading distributor of Inmarsat airtime services, Eclipse Group offers a single source solution for the Inmarsat GX Aviation network and next generation of inflight connectivity.

Website : https://connectivitybundle.eclipsesatcom.com

 

About Eclipse & EAD Aerospace Group

Eclipse & EAD Aerospace design and deliver complete, modular connectivity solutions specifically tailored for aviation. Eclipse and EAD, a division of Eclipse are aviation communications systems pioneers. Their connectivity, STC and design experts understand the pressures of delivering solutions to aviation operators, including VIP, military and government aircraft operators. Headquartered in Paris, France with offices in London, UK and Chicago, USA, for more than 26 years, Eclipse & EAD Aerospace have delivered connectivity solutions to a broad range of exacting aircraft operators.

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EBACE 2018 : Focus on Aero+ Flexibility

14-06-2018

Following a very successful Aircraft Interiors Expo earlier this year where the focus was airline solutions, Eclipse and EAD Aerospace – an Eclipse company – attended EBACE (29-31 May) in Geneva, providing insight into our Business Aviation-focused solutions.

The EBACE opening day was the perfect opportunity to announce new STCs for our Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) solution for A330-200/300 and A340-200/300 families… with more to come!

As EBACE is focused on business aviation, we demonstrated Aero+ Flexibility, a new airborne network management software developed by Eclipse. Aero+ Flexibility dynamically manages bandwidth for Ka/Ku-band satcom systems, processes credit card payments for internet usage, ensures the security of the connection and optimize the IP bandwidth. This unique capability is helping our customers optimize the usage of newer, higher bandwidth Ka/Ku-band satcom systems.

During the show, Inmarsat announced their intent to deploy European Aviation Network (EAN) for the business aviation market. In addition to this, EAD Aerospace highlighted our EAN hardware solution and its associated STCs and modkits. Developed by Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom, EAN combines satellite coverage and air-to-ground network all over the 28 pan-European countries.

Eclipse and EAD Aerospace were proud to exhibit all of these innovations which will bring the passengers and operators to a new era of connectivity and managed services !

We also would like to thank our partners, customers and friends who came at our booth for a chat (and a coffee !) : we hope to see you all again soon !

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Press Release : New SUMS STCs

29-05-2018

Paris, France • May 29, 2018
PRESS RELEASE : A330-200/300 and A340-200/300 added to SUMS family of Satcom STC’s

Having received the EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a Honeywell JetWave™ installation earlier this month for the A319, A320/A321 NEO & CEO series aircraft, EAD Aerospace, an Eclipse company, has now also achieved an EASA STC for the A330-200/300 and A340-200/300 families.

This STC­ – which is also an EASA AML-STC (Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate) – is using the latest generation of EAD Aerospace Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS).

SUMS is developed, designed and manufactured in France since 2014 for various aircraft types including A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, B777, and B747 (coming soon).

« By receiving these new STCs, Eclipse & EAD Aerospace are proud to achieve a new milestone as one of the leading distributors of Inmarsat airtime services. » said Marc Pinault, CEO of Eclipse/EAD Aerospace.

This solution provides the customer with access to the Inmarsat GX Aviation service, offering high-speed in-flight connectivity to the passengers via their wireless devices.

For more details about SUMS :
http://www.ead-aerospace.com/sums
https://www.eclipsesatcom.com/sums

Images and logos are available upon request.

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Coming soon : EBACE 2018

18-05-2018

Eclipse and EAD Aerospace – an Eclipse company – will attend European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) 2018.
The event will take place in Geneva, Switzerland (29-31 May).

We will focus on our newest airborne connectivity solutions (L, Ku and Ka band), including Aero+ Flexibility, a Ku/Ka Satcom airborne network management software developed by Eclipse and specifically designed for the business aviation market.

And, of course, the Eclipse – EAD Aerospace team will be happy to answer your questions related to our satcom hardware, airtime provisioning, airborne applications, delivery/support and Part21 services for business aviation.
Visit us booth X101 (Palexpo) !

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EBACE 2018 official website