Dassault Aircraft Services’ (DAS) satellite service station in Stuart, Florida, recently completed its first installation of Honeywell’s Jetwave Ka-band connectivity system. The upgrade was made on a Falcon 7X.
“Our main focus is to anticipate and provide the services and options that our customers need, including aftermarket upgrades that keep the Falcon fleet modernized,” said DAS senior v-p and chief operating officer Remy St-Martin. “Our service centers have performed many of these upgrades for customers and we are happy to add the Stuart facility to the mix of locations offering this sought-after upgrade.”
DAS has retrofitted a number of Falcons with the Jetwave satcom system, which comes installed on new Falcons and offers a “significant improvement” in data transmission speeds compared with older technology systems such as SwiftBroadband, according to Dassault Aviation's maintenance arm.
Stuart is one of four DAS satellite centers in the U.S., with the others located in St. Louis; Teterboro, New Jersey; and Van Nuys, California. DAS also operates U.S. service centers in Little Rock, Arkansas; Reno, Nevada; and Wilmington, Delaware.