NBAA Convention News

Duncan Expands Wi-Fi Program

 - October 19, 2013, 1:30 PM

Duncan Aviation (Booth No. C8543) recently received supplemental type certification (STC) for installation of broadband connectivity on three Citation 525A models.

The approval adds the CitationJet CJ2, CJ2+ and CJ4 models to a lengthy list of Duncan Aviation STCs for aircraft Internet systems. With the total number of installations nearing 400 aircraft, Duncan claims to hold “a prominent position as leader of the aftermarket installation of in-flight Internet and Wi-Fi upgrades, such as Aircell Gogo Biz and SwiftBroadband systems.”

Broadband with Wi-Fi is one of the company’s most requested upgrades and represents the continuing investment in STCs, said avionics sales representative Andy Fernandes. “Combining the benefits of both our ODA [FAA Organization Designation Authorization] and many locations, we’re able to offer owners a great deal of flexibility as well as confidence,” he added.

The Lincoln, Neb.-based aviation services provider has invested heavily in this market segment and owns 13 STCs for broadband Internet connectivity with Wi-Fi networking. The STCs were completed by the Duncan Aviation engineering team under its ODA, which includes STCs, major repair and alterations and parts manufacturer approval authority.

Fernandes said the company is now working to amend the most recent STC to include the CitationJet CJ, CJ1, CJ1+ and CJ4 models “in the near future.”