Innotech Aviation Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certification
Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group (IEAG) announced that it has received full U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of its supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of Honeywell JetWave connectivity solution on U.S. FAA registered Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global aircraft — specifically the Bombardier Global Express, Global XRS and Global 6000 variants.
The U.S. FAA approval provided to Innotech Aviation now supplements existing Transport Canada STC approval of both the system and radome installations on Bombardier Global aircraft and further extends to allow for radome installations on the BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 aircraft platform as well. Follow-on EASA approvals of the installations are expected in the coming months.
JetWave is Honeywell’s cabin communications system offered in partnership with Inmarsat, utilizing the Ka-band Global aircraft satellite network. The Honeywell JetWave is a next generation system offering high speed bandwidth and airborne connectivity via JetConneX. JetWave provides an aircraft solution which most closely matches the on-ground-in-the-office user experience expected by clients – together with the ability to further support the growth of connectivity demands well into the future.
As part of the Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group, Innotech has long been known for being a premier provider of aircraft maintenance, inspection, installation and refurbishment services from its facilities located in Montreal.
“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 Frank Ercolanese, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group. “We look forward to fully leveraging our 40-plus year channel partner relationship with Honeywell together with our extensive maintenance, installation and refurbishment expertise to the benefit of our clients.”