Internet upgrade for Global 5000 at DC Aviation


A Global 5000 has undergone a 10-year check at DC Aviation’s maintenance centre at Stuttgart Airport in Germany. The work also included an avionics and internet upgrade as well as cabin refurbishment.

The extensive maintenance work included a general overhaul of the nose and main landing gear, including installation and removal. The airframe and flap fairings were partially painted for sustained protection against environmental influences. The idle period was also used for an overhaul of the aircraft cabin.

In addition to the structural work, an avionics upgrade was performed. By using iPad tablet solutions for the electronic flight bag, constantly updated data (such as flight altitude) can be accessed using iPads.

The cabin was equipped with the KU-LuxStream ultra-high-speed internet service, to enable data transmission of 15Mbit/s worldwide, and as much as 25Mbit/s in North America as far as Hawaii.

Three multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) antennas and new iPads were installed, as well as Apple TVs and Mac minis with a Plex Home Theater server.

“On several occasions, we have equipped business jets with the latest technologies in avionics and cabin connectivity,” said Jürgen Sehne, vice president of maintenance and CAMO at DC Aviation. “Our experienced maintenance team is able to perform even complex work with the highest level of reliability and expertise.”

DC Aviation provides line and base maintenance services for a wide range of aircraft types in a 5,000m² (53,820ft²) hangar at Stuttgart Airport and a 12,500m² (134,549ft²) certified maintenance facility at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, UAE. From the middle of the year, an additional 6,000m² (64,583ft²) of hangar space will be available at the new site in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, for maintenance work.

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