China IFC certification awarded to Astronics AeroSat

Astronics AeroSat has received Validation of Supplemental Type Certification (VSTC) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its satellite communications (SATCOM) connectivity system.

The VSTC validates Astronics AeroSat’s FliteStream F-310 connectivity system and its new ARINC 791-style AeroShield radome and adapter plate system.

According to Matthew Harrah, president of Astronics AeroSat, “We are excited to announce the completion of our CAAC VSTC covering our in-flight internet connectivity systems on Boeing 737-800/900/900ER aircraft for China installations. This enables Astronics to offer our Chinese customer base a proven and reliable IFEC solution for next-gen Ku-band high-throughput satellite (HTS) networks, which includes installation and all structural, antenna, and radome system components. The customer can pair the FliteStream IFC with either the Astronics CSC’s Summit line of in-cabin IFE equipment for an integrated, scalable, high-performance solution or with their own IFE equipment supplier of choice.”

“This CAAC VSTC, along with the in-process European EASA STC, and the near term A320-family STC, will provide global opportunities for airline operators and passengers to experience the benefits of our FliteStream and AeroShield connectivity solutions,” Harrah continued.


Written by: Alexander Preston

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