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FAA Grants PMA for DECT Handset Systems

new_cordlessDec. 5, 2007, Newport, VA – International Communications Group (ICG) today announced that the FAA has granted Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) on both the 2-wire, 28-volt and 4-wire, 28-volt DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) cordless handsets.


December 5, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

Dec. 5, 2007, Newport, VA – International Communications Group (ICG) today announced that the FAA has granted Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) on both the 2-wire, 28-volt and 4-wire, 28-volt DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) cordless handsets.

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The DECT cordless models join a large family of IGC products that have
PMA status and are the latest examples of the company’s commitment to
bring new and innovative technologies to the aviation industry. The
DECT cordless system utilizes the latest in wireless technology and is
one of the most popular models of telephone offered by IGC. The company
offers avionics shops and MROs a wide selection of specially designed
handsets, which provide a solution for any application, installation or
mounting requirement.

“Having the FAA PMA is extremely important and valued by our customers
and installation facilities,” said Jeff Saucedo, Vice President of
Product Sales for ICG. “In many instances, especially for aircraft
operated internationally, lack of PMA on a product may lead to delays
and added complexity in the installation certification process.”

“Those delays can also impact the aircraft’s delivery schedule from the
avionics shop,” he added. “As with IGC’s family of CTUs and Iridium
systems, now that we have PMA approval for the DECT cordless system,
these delays are no longer an issue.”

The initial PMA and STC data for the DECT cordless handset are
currently applicable on the Gulfstream 200 mid-size business jet.
“Gulfstream will soon incorporate the phone on their G150 as well,”
Saucedo said. “For other aircraft types, ICG can issue an 8130-3 form
to any customer who requests it. Since this is a multi-use STC it can
be applied to any mid-size aircraft.”
The ICG DECT Cordless handset is an ergonomic and stylish cordless handset created for business and commercial aircraft applications. Based on the proved Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) technology, the ICG DECT cordless handsets provide a number of advantages and benefits. For example, the unit features Active Noise Reduction to improve call quality and clarity; Auto Shut Off circuitry to maximize battery life; multiple handset mounting capability; and an optional bulkhead-mounted credit card reader enables credit card calling.

About ICG

International Communications Group, Inc. (ICG) of Newport News, Va. is a recognized leader within the aerospace industry, in the development and manufacture of aeronautical communications systems and solutions for the General Aviation and Air Transport industries.  ICG’s products provide satellite-based global voice and data telecommunications services for both cabin requirements and flight deck operations. Implementation of ICG avionics provides a comprehensive communications solution that can be customized for any size airframe or application. Products include: CTU systems, corded and cordless handsets, single- and multi-channel Iridium systems and data management devices. Markets for ICG products are the aerospace, military and maritime industries. ICG, a major Iridium value-added manufacturer (VAM) and value-added reseller (VAR), has developed a wide range of Iridium-based solutions and products for mobile satellite communications applications. ICG is an approved FAA manufacturing facility and many products carry FAA Parts Manufacturing Authorization (PMA).