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EAD Aerospace adds A330 to SUMS family of Satcom STCs

16-03-2017

Having received one of the first EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a Honeywell JetWave™ installation last year for an A320 (applicable to A320, A321) aircraft, EAD Aerospace (EASA DOA PART21 FRA21 J&G), an Eclipse company, has now received an EASA STC for an A330 aircraft.

This STC adds to the family of Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) STCs, which EAD Aerospace has been developing since 2014 for various aircraft types.

EAD Aerospace is supporting the installation of the JetWave fuselage-mounted antenna variant (MCS-8200) to support Ka-Band satellite communications (Satcom) on the A330 VIP aircraft with a leading European MRO for an undisclosed final customer in the Middle East. Ka-Band connectivity enables the highest data rates available in airborne satcom and further growth in data is expected to occur in the coming decades.

The enhanced connectivity provided by the JetWave system will interface with the existing local area network (LAN) on the aircraft. Flights tests took place at the end of December 2016, where the final administrative certification issues were finalized and the STC issued by EASA. SUMS STCs will soon also be received for A340 and B777 series aircraft.

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Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017

28-02-2017

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017 is an international showcase for aircraft solutions and equipment. The event will take place at Hamburg (Germany, 4-6 April 2017).

Eclipse and EAD Aerospace – an Eclipse company – will be highlighting our ongoing work in provisioning high bandwidth Ku- and Ka-band aircraft equipment, the distribution of associated satellite airtime and design of airborne networks to facilitate passenger connectivity.

EAD Aerospace’s SUMS (large satcom STC) installation hardware will be on display and experts will be on site to discuss Version 2 of this solution.

Additional focusses for the event will be the legacy L-band Satcom Hardware and Ka, Ku and L-band airtime services provisioning as well other airborne satcom solutions.

Visit us booth #3C30 !

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Honeywell JetWave GX installation on A330 series aircraft

11-01-2017

Having recently received one of the first EASA Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for a Honeywell JetWave installation on an A320 family series aircraft, EAD Aerospace (EASA DOA PART21 FRA21 J&G), an Eclipse company, is very close to receiving an EASA STC for an A330 family aircraft.

EAD Aerospace are supporting the installation of the JetWaveTM fuselage-mounted antenna variant (MCS-8200) to support the Ka-Band satellite communications (Satcom) on the A330 VIP aircraft with a leading European MRO for an undisclosed final customer in the Middle East. Ka-Band connectivity enables the highest data rates available in the airborne satcom industry while further supporting the growth in data expected to occur over the coming decades.

 

Since 2014, EAD Aerospace has been developing their Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) STC for various aircraft types.

The connectivity provided by the JetWave system for this project will interface with the existing local area network (LAN) on the aircraft. Flights tests occurred at the end of December, 2016 and last administrative issues are being finalized for the issuance of the Supplemental Type Certificate by EASA. This STC will join the high bandwidth Satcom STC portfolio developed by EAD and its mother company Eclipse.

 

SUMS STC’s will soon also be received for A340 and B777 series aircraft.

In its history, EAD Aerospace has always provided innovative and « outside the box » thinking, whilst maintaining total respect of aircraft safety and the regulatory rules issued by EASA and FAA. Of course, this is what lead to EAD Aerospace engineering the Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS). SUMS V2 is one unique baseplate available in two attachment versions to comply with different Customers requirements :

The baseplate is a fully compliant ARINC791 installation and is delivered with ARINC791 structural internal reinforcements. This solution is 100% ARINC791.

Taking SUMS V1 design philosophy advantages. The baseplate allows attachment installation on top of frames : to minimize the impact to the A/C structure life with no structural doubler, to minimize part numbers, and to ease installation. This solution respects many ARINC requirements and is the lightest on the market – we like to call it the « Hybrid ».

Keep yourself updated for our STC issuance announcements !

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Eclipse moves market for airborne connectivity forward

07-12-2016

Eclipse recently delivered a complete Honeywell JetWave™ system to a Middle Eastern customer and will soon activate its first Inmarsat Global Xpress airtime customer through its UK-based Joint Venture, AERO-SATCOM. Eclipse has been on the forefront of delivering new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) solutions to the Government and Business Aviation markets and these two milestones are representative of their efforts.

The bandwidths provisioned by Honeywell’s JetWave™ and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress services far exceed previous generation airborne satcom solutions by using HTS technology to bring airborne customers much closer to the type of connectivity they are used to on the ground. However, the complexities associated larger Ka-band equipment requires specialized skills to certify the installation and the larger bandwidths from a “single pipe” effects the ability to effectively utilize the connectivity in the air.

Eclipse has worked with its Part 21 G/J approved subsidiary, EAD Aerospace, to provide a solution for the complex installation in the way of their Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS). This creative approach to STC development allows for a flexible, minimally intrusive, easy to install and un-install design option. In terms of airborne bandwidth usage, Eclipse has introduced to market their Aero+ Flexibility package which allows for dynamic bandwidth allocation, bandwidth optimization and the ability of passengers to pay for data usage with their credit cards.

To support this delivery of HTS satcom hardware with associated airtime and applications Eclipse has also installed a complete Honeywell JetWave™ lab in their Paris facilities to support customer operational troubleshooting and customer demonstrations.

With recent advances in airborne connectivity through the launch of HTS satellites and development of associated hardware aircraft have never had better connectivity options than they have today.
A comprehensive approach to providing these solutions is required to ensure a minimal risk to customer projects while achieving their airborne connectivity objectives. This includes and understanding of the satcom hardware, satellite services, end-user applications and aircraft modification procedures.

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MEBAA 2016 : visit us !

29-11-2016

The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show will take place from 6-8 December 2016 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

Eclipse is proud to be a part of this event, which is one of the largest and most successful air shows in the world, connecting aerospace professionals across all areas of the industry to facilitate successful global trade.

In addition to Eclipse’s airborne satcom hardware and airtime solutions our stand will also present products and services from EAD Aerospace (an Eclipse-owned Part 21 company) and AeroSatcom (an Eclipse Joint Venture and distributor satellite airtime).

To learn more about Eclipse’s distribution of satellite airtime and hardware as well as our latest Ka-band STC’s (SUMS) and Modkits, please visit our stand #356 !

Official website : http://www.mebaa.aero

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EAD Aerospace Achieves JetWave STC on A319

25-10-2016

EAD Aerospace, an Eclipse company, has delivered its first Honeywell JetWave STC for an A319 VIP project in partnership with a leading European MRO for an undisclosed final customer in the Middle East. The brand new aircraft was outfitted with a bespoke VIP interior and some of the latest technologies, including the fully operational Honeywell JetWave Ka-band system.

The solution provided is based on EAD Aerospace’s Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) solution, which is also being used by EAD Aerospace partners for other STC projects including the A330, A340 and B777 platforms. Eclipse’s long history in providing turn-key airborne satcom solutions combined with EAD Aerospace’s long history of providing connectivity related STC’s proved invaluable in ensuring that all aspects of the first project were successfully delivered.

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

For all enquiries : sums[@]ead-aerospace.com

Eclipse and EAD Aerospace are comprised of Aviation and Satellite Communication (satcom) industry professionals, providing aeronautical connectivity turnkey solutions for a combined period of almost 40 years.

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New agreement for EAD Aerospace !

29-09-2016

EAD Aerospacean Eclipse company – has received a new regulatory accreditation; FRA21J-015- DGA. Through this accreditation, EAD Aerospace becomes an Aviation Design Organization for the French army (DGA : Direction générale de l’armement).

This new accreditation adds to the multiple certification capabilities offered by EAD Aerospace and Eclipse, which include EASA, FAA, GCAA, and other CAAS (Chinese CAAC, Brazilian ANAC, Chilean DGAC…).

The FRA21J official agreement is available here.

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EAD Aerospace joins APEX & Aerospace Valley

21-09-2016

EAD Aerospace – an Eclipse company – recently registered as a full member of APEX organization.

APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) is a network of the world’s leading airlines, suppliers and related companies committed to elevating the level of the airline passenger experience.

APEX currently involve more than 100 airliners and 150 vendors across the globe.

Moreover, the association is the organizer of APEX Aero, which will take place in Singapore next month (24-27 October). We will give you more details about our presence at the event soon.

APEX WEBSITE

Aerospace Valley is a French association which aims at developing the aerospace industries based in Southwestern France (Midi-Pyrénées and Aquitaine).

Aerospace Valley also promotes their development across the world.

AEROSPACE VALLEY WEBSITE

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KA band SUMS final steps before STC issuance

14-09-2016

EAD Aerospace (EASA DOA PART21 FRA21 J&G), an Eclipse company, is now almost ready to finalize one of our Inmarsat GX Aviation Ka-band projects that we have been working on for the last year. Installing large satcom antennas is a long and complex path in terms of engineering and certification.

Firstly, the engineering design is critical to ensuring a safe and lightweight solution for installation of the heavy satcom antenna, and one that will ultimately deliver a good service to the customer.
And secondly, due to the fact that Ka-band antenna installations are still a novelty at EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and it remains their role to ensures the safety of the installation particularly taking into consideration the effects of Bird Strike, Lightning and Buffeting on the aircraft.

After more than 15 years developing satcom and connectivity STC’s for satcom service providers, satcom hardware OEMs and MROs, we are excited to be one of the pioneers to release a Ka-band STC. In our history, EAD Aerospace has always provide innovative and « outside the box » thinking, whilst maintaining total respect of aircraft safety and the regulatory rules issued by EASA and FAA. Of course, this is what lead to EAD Aerospace engineering the Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS).

SUMS V2 is one unique baseplate available in two attachment versions to comply with different Customers requirements :

  1. The baseplate is a fully compliant ARINC791 installation and is delivered with ARINC791 structural internal reinforcements. This solution is 100% ARINC791.
  2. Taking SUMS V1 design philosophy advantages. The baseplate allows attachment installation on top of frames: to minimize the impact to the A/C structure life with no structural doubler, to minimize part numbers, and to ease installation. This solution respects many ARINC requirements and is the lightest on the market – we like to call it the Hybrid.

SUMS in all its versions is hosting the Honeywell ARINC791 radome to ease airlines radome spares management already existing on GX linefit programs.

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EAD Aerospace SUMS V2 design

About GX hardware installations : in order to provide an option to install the KRFU inside the fuselage (avoid heat under the radome on the ground in warmest countries) our engineers imagined and designed a bespoke RF hybrid waveguide/coaxial solution to connect the Jetwave Antenna to the KRFU. This solution was tested, respected all Honeywell specification and was proved as fully compliant in functional tests on first aircraft installation. EAD Aerospace also provides the KRFU installation outside the fuselage using a classic waveguide connection, should a customer wish to select this option.

 

EAD Aerospace is also working on other connectivity projects both in Ka- and Ku-band, and will continue to offer customized solutions for our customers.

2016 seems to be a pivotal moment for GX/KA connectivity, many things are occurring right now and we are proud to be part of this cutting edge adventure along with all our Partners and Customers.

Keep yourself updated for our STC issuance announcements !

Thank you for reading !

 

EAD Aerospace (Part21J&G design and production organization) is an Eclipse Company. We offer innovative retrofit packages for the aviation industry and EASA and FAA certification through the supplemental types certificate (STC) process. EAD Aerospace provides reliable and proficient services in enhancement projects on pre-owned large aircraft with all manufacturing and certification of Modkits under EASA, PART21 POA Agreement.
Since the acquisition by Eclipse it means that main of our installation services are now in the Area of Satcom, Connectivity and Systems certified installations. Many aircraft operators and OEMs are interested in our specialized activities as we developed hundreds of connectivity installations for the past ten years (WIFI, W-IFE, GSM, SATCOM Install..).

About Eclipse, the group is uniquely positioned to deliver satcom projects from a position of understanding all aspects of a project. This is particularly relevant to multi-faceted projects that include Part 21 work relating to complex airborne systems. The group provides : Satcom hardware selection, Peripheral equipment selection, Onboard network design, Airborne applications development, Airtime provisioning, Installation/Certification, Installation kits supply, Ground network design/integration and in service support.

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15-06-2016

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