The FAA has approved Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group’s (IEAG) STC for installation of Honeywell’s JetWave high-speed satcom hardware on the Bombardier Global Express, XRS, and 6000, the Montreal-based company announced. It supplements an existing Transport Canada STC for installation of the system and radome on the Global variants, as well as radome installation on Global 5000s, the company explained.
Follow-on approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency are expected in the next few months. “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 IEAG v-p of sales and marketing Frank Ercolanese.
In other news, IEAG's aircraft operations side has received IS-BAO Stage 3 registration from the International Business Aviation Council. “With aircraft based internationally, as well as across Canada, including [in] Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Windsor, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver, this international accreditation speaks to IEAG's unwavering commitment to capturing, managing, and mitigating operational risks through the use of its industry-leading safety management system (SMS) at all levels of the organization,” the company added.