Posted on: 13 July 2015 by Ross McSweeny
The FAA has granted Pentastar Aviation (Pentastar) with the supplemental type certificates (STCs) required to complete the installation of the Satcom Direct Router (SDR) on Gulfstream’s G350, G450, G500 and G550 jets.
The SDR is a smart router capable of managing all aircraft voice and data solutions, allowing simultaneous use of multiple satellite connections without additional wireless access points. The SDR automatically selects the best connection available and keeps it updated continuously. For example, when it senses an aircraft is on the ground, it switches from a satellite network to 3G service.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Satcom Direct to complete the STCs for these aircraft,” said Greg Schmidt, Pentastar Aviation’s president and CEO. “The SDR product is the industry’s gold standard router, designed for aviation use by aviation experts, and our technical expertise with these aircraft models allowed us to obtain the STCs on these modifications.”