Pentastar Aviation gains STC for Hawker 800XP and 850XP wi-fi compatibility

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Pentastar Aviation has been issued an FAA STC for certification of compatibility of wireless data technologies on Hawker 800XP and 850XP series aircraft. This allows operators to approve the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) on board aircraft with wireless networks or wi-fi hotspots.

The certification enables the use of transmitting portable devices for activities such as emailing, calling, texting and video conferencing, without interfering with flight-critical aircraft systems. This STC complements previous Pentastar STCs issued for wi-fi compatibility on Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV and GV series aircraft.

“We continuously look for ways to ensure our customers’ aircraft are updated with the most innovative technology available,” said Greg Schmidt, president and CEO of Pentastar. “For decades, we have contributed our technical expertise to the development of STCs. Our vast experience with aircraft avionics enables us to develop and obtain these STCs, which provide us the flexibility to install cabin connectivity systems from any manufacturer.”

February 5, 2016

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