RUAG Aviation has successfully completed the first installation of the Cobham AVIATOR 200 SATCOM on the Pilatus PC-12, in line with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards.
The communications solution, featuring complete office-in-the-sky functionality, was installed at the RUAG site in Geneva, Switzerland, holder of the exclusive rights to Pro Star Aviation’s EASA STC for this model of aircraft.
Clark Gordon, Pro Star Aviation Director of Sales, commented: “We are pleased to offer the STC in collaboration with our European partner RUAG Aviation. The AVIATOR 200 is an excellent broadband and voice solution and is ideal for Pilatus PC-12 operators looking to add the convenience of in-flight broadband access.”
Based in Manchester Boston Regional Airport, Pro Star Aviation owns the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the AVIATOR 200 and grants RUAG Aviation exclusive rights to offer the STC on the Pilatus PC-12 aircraft throughout Europe.
Developed by British-based manufacturer Cobham, the AVIATOR 200 Satcom is an ultra-compact, lightweight broadband solution allowing reliable, affordable connectivity for business jets. Its built-in router and Wi-Fi capability enable aircraft operators to offer complete office-in-the-sky functionality, including in-flight e-mail, Internet browsing, connectivity for smartphones, tablets and laptops, and one high-quality, low-cost AMBE2 voice channel. Multiple users can access the system at speeds of up to 200 kilobytes per second.
“Our aircraft was delivered on time and we are fully satisfied with the new system’s capabilities and performance. We are very happy with RUAG Aviation’s services for maintenance and upgrades on our aircraft,” said Chief Pilot of Eurojet Holding.
“This latest achievement underscores our dedication to our business aircraft customers as we continuously strive to offer the latest in technology to enhance comfort and relaxation on board their aircraft,” stated Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, Dornier 228 & Components.
“Through our partnership network with leaders in business aviation and their established experience in the industry, RUAG is reinforcing its comprehensive business aviation portfolio and continues to ensure service excellence by focusing on individual needs and providing personalized solutions,” he added.
Providing one-stop shop solutions, RUAG performs all required services within one single downtime, adapted to suit individual schedules. RUAG Aviation’s one-stop shop solutions include MRO, cabin interiors, aircraft painting, system upgrades, FBO, and support and Consulting.
RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide.
Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.
RUAG is an authorized service center for OEMs such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Finmeccanica, Piaggio, Sikorsky, Pilatus, Piper, and Mooney, as well as a service center for 328 Support Services, Hawker Beechcraft, Viking und MD Helicopters. RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces.
The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations.
RUAG Aviation is a certified Part 21J EASA Design Organization, Part 21G EASA Production Organization and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organization.