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Simphone Awarded EASA STC For Gulfstreams

 - May 20, 2013, 6:05 AM

TrueNorth Avionics (Booth 1861), an Ottawa, Canada-based company specializing in airborne connectivity, has announced that its Simphone OpenCabin app-based connectivity solution has received an EASA supplementary type certificate (STC) covering all Gulfstream models, from the GIII through GV, G350, G450 and G550.

“The EASA STC is thanks to the efforts of the certification experts at StandardAero [which was subcontracted for the job],” said Mark van Berkel, CEO of TrueNorth. “The new system makes it easier for passengers and crew to use a variety of personal devices to communicate over SwiftBroadband Wi-Fi.” Phone sound quality of the TrueNorth Stylus handset and system upgradability (through upgrading software apps) have both been improved with the new system.

The EASA STC applies to both the Chorus and Duo editions of the OpenCabin system.