MIAMI – May 12, 2017 – Avionica announced today that they received an amended Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for their avWiFi product. The expanded STC builds on Avionica’s connectivity capabilities from the cockpit to the terminal, as well as the connection between the cockpit and the airline’s database at the gate so a carrier can take advantage of low-cost broadband data transfer.
Kalitta Air is the first Avionica customer using the amended avWiFi STC for on-the-ground, dual-path internet access. In addition to terminal wireless applications, the avWiFi STC seamlessly supports crew wireless applications with approval for all phases of flight. Avionica’s avWiFi and STC approval includes stringent FAA testing requirements to ensure flight and cabin crews maintain connectivity throughout the flight.
“This is another important step toward e-Enablement and EFB connectivity,” said Anthony Rios, vice president of sales for Avionica. “It builds on our long history in terminal wireless that began in 2003 with our secureLINK. We appreciate Kalitta’s support and assistance in this development project that now allows Avionica to provide our customers with Gatelink services on a large array of aircraft.”
In addition to adding the Boeing 767 series aircraft with Kalitta’s fleet, Avionica has also partnered with Air Greenland to add the Bombardier DHC-8-200 series aircraft to the growing list of Avionica e-Enablement and connectivity platforms. With the avWiFi, Air Greenland enables Terminal Wireless connectivity for automated flight data downloads.
The amended STC for avWiFi has an Approved Model List (AML) that includes the following airframes:
Boeing 777-200/-300 series
Boeing 767-200/-300/-300F/-400ER series
Boeing 737-300/-400/-700/-800 series
Boeing DC-10, MD-10, MD11 series
Bombardier DHC-8-200 series
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