Canadian business aviation services provider Skyservice has received Transport Canada, FAA, and EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for Satcom Direct’s Plane Simple Ku-band tail-mounted antenna systems on Bombardier Challenger 604/605/650 and Global Express XRS/5000/6000 series business jets.
Skyservice manages one of the largest fleets of Bombardier aircraft in Canada and is an authorized service center and warranty dealer for the airframer, according to Skyservice president and CEO Benjamin Murray. “We are thrilled to be able to provide innovative, best-in-class avionics solutions to our clients and customers from around the world,” he said.
Plane Simple uses the Intelsat FlexExec satellite constellation. The terminal includes two line replaceable units, the antenna and SD modem, providing high-speed data access. “This is a whole new class of antenna hardware, and we’re delighted customers will have access to it through Skyservice STCs,” said Satcom Direct chief commercial officer Michael Skou Christensen.
In addition to MRO services, Skyservice operates 10 FBOs in the U.S. and Canada, manages a fleet of 75 business aircraft, and provides aircraft sales and acquisitions.