E-A-R Specialty Composites (Booth No. 5376), which specializes in aircraft interior noise control, has announced the recent completion and delivery of new interior noise suppression kits for the Challenger 850 and the Gulfstream G150. Two kits for the Challenger 850 were recently delivered to Lufthansa Technik for installation at the company’s Hamburg service facility.
Quiet Technology Aerospace reports it recently installed its 45th Gulfstream Stage 3 hush kit. As the only viable provider of hush kits, the company sees a potential market of 350-plus GIIs, GIIBs and GIIIs “that are in a condition whereby the investment in a hush kit would be warranted.” The Opa Locka, Fla. company also said that its “break-even” point will come around installation 75.
After nearly six years of development plagued by delays caused mostly by technical problems, Stage III Technologies of La Jolla, Calif., late last month said it expected to receive certification of its GII and GIII hush kit/thrust reverser combination by the middle of this month. To date, the only certified hush kit for these aircraft is available from Quiet Technology Aerospace.
Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) continues to install Gulfstream II and III Stage 3 hush kits at the rate of about one per month since being certified. The Opa Locka, Fla., company received an STC for the hush kit in January 2003 and expected to deliver its 20th completed aircraft last month.
Genesis 3 Engineering has begun delivering installation kits for its new group RVSM solution for Dassault Falcon 20s.
“Using proven Innovative Solutions & Support equipment and Dassault-endorsed Rosemount probes, the Genesis 3 solution will offer Falcon 20 owners the reliable, cost-effective RVSM installation they have been waiting for,” said Jerry Lowe, president of Woodland Park, Colo.-based Genesis 3 Engineering.
Stage III Technologies of La Jolla, Calif., last monthreceived final FAA certification of its FAR Part 36 Stage 3 noise kit/thrust reverser for the Gulfstream II/III. Thecompany, which claims its hush kit reduces overall noise to the 70- to 73-dBA level (depending on aircraft model), is seeking orders for installations to begin this summer. The first four kits are priced at $1.5 million.
After some six years of development, Stage III Technologies is ready to start installing its FAR Part 36 Stage 3 combined hush kit/thrust reverser for the Gulfstream II, IIB and III. The La Jolla, Calif.-based company received FAA certification of the hush kit in November and an STC for the complete hush kit/reverser system in mid-May.
Some 40 Gulfstream IIs and IIIs have been equipped with Quiet Technology Aerospace’s Stage 3 hush kit. The Opa Locka, Fla. company said GIIs and GIIIs equipped with its hush kit “can access any airport [in Europe, Asia and the U.S.] that a GIV/G450 can.”
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