Bombardier business jet maintenance center Comlux Aviation Services and BHE & Associates have achieved US FAA supplemental type certification (STC) of Aircell's wireless router for the Bombardier Challenger 600 series family of aircraft.
Indianapolis-based Comlux Aviation Services, part of Swiss business aviation services company Comlux, says it completed installation and testing of the first two STCs for a single Challenger operator in the US northeast. Bob Hurley with BHE & Associates of San Antonio (TX) provided the engineering and coordinated with the FAA.
"The successful certification of the wireless router will allow our customers the freedom to connect with a true high-speed service anywhere in the cabin," says Comlux Aviation Services vice-president of sales Jim Huntoon.
BHE is the point of contact for purchase of the STC, which is available immediately, supplied through authorized Aircell dealers.
"The work with Comlux and Aircell resulted in an integrated installation that works reliably and virtually invisibly; passengers can simply use their Wi-Fi and never have to think about it," says Hurley.