Duncan Wins Wi-Fi STC for Thrane-equipped Falcon 2000s

 - December 14, 2011, 1:20 AM

Duncan Aviation of Lincoln, Neb., recently received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for in-flight Wi-Fi operations in Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aircraft equipped with Thrane & Thrane.

The certification allows SwiftBroadband aircraft Wi-Fi service in the cabin by upgrading the Thrane & Thrane Swift 64 Aero HSD+ satellite communication system to the SwiftBroadband Aviator 700. SwiftBroadband provides high-speed, in-flight Internet connectivity, allowing passengers to use personal communication devices, such as iPads, laptops, BlackBerrys and iPhones.

Aviator 700 comes with four channels of global voice, one flight-deck datalink and up to two channels for Internet (data). Other features include VoIP connectivity, low-cost voice, built-in router to support multiple wired or wireless laptops and or other PDA device, built-in PBX to support multiple handsets and video conferencing.

The upgrade can be scheduled at any of Duncan Aviation’s avionics installation locations, including Lincoln, Neb.; Battle Creek, Mich.; and at several of Duncan’s satellite avionics shops.