Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group (IEAG) received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Honeywell JetWave products on FAA-registered Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global aircraft – specifically the Bombardier Global Express, Global XRS and Global 6000 variants.
The FAA approval provided to Innotech Aviation now supplements existing Transport Canada STC approval of both the system and radome installations on Bombardier Global aircraft; and further extends to allow for radome installations on the BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 aircraft platform. Follow-on EASA approvals of the installations are expected in the coming months.
IEAG explains JetWave is Honeywell’s cabin communications system offered in partnership with Inmarsat, utilizing the Ka-band Global aircraft satellite network. The Honeywell JetWave is described by IEAG as a next-generation system offering high speed bandwidth and airborne connectivity via JetConneX.
“We are excited about this important milestone which builds on our proud tradition of supporting aircraft owners and operators looking for airborne connectivity solutions for their Global business jets,” said Frank Ercolanese, VP of sales and marketing, Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group, who also notes the 40-plus-year partner relationship Innotech has had with Honeywell.
As part the Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group, IEAG explains Innotech has long been known for being a top provider of aircraft maintenance, inspection, installation and refurbishment services from its facilities located in Montreal.