STC for Skandia’s Global soundproofing kit


Skandia’s acoustic soundproofing kit for Bombardier Global business jets has received Transport Canada (TCCA) STC approval. The kit received FAA STC approval in late 2020, and EASA approval in March 2021.

Skandia engineered and tested the soundproofing kit for the Global aircraft in 2020. The company says the kit reduces overall dB (SIL) levels significantly, with minimal net weight penalty.

The kit is made available to operators with an à la carte menu of soundproofing material choices including chin fairing damping, baggage damping, floor damping, thermal acoustic insulation bags, overframe blanket and Aerolite carpet pad.

The Global kit is provided with installation schematics and instructions to enable a straightforward installation process.

Garrett Ondrus, Skandia’s business unit manager, has been key to the company’s effort to offer the approved turnkey acoustic solutions to the full spectrum of business aircraft, from turboprops to large-cabin jets.

“The Bombardier Global’s TCCA approval marks the company’s third business class aircraft soundproofing STC to have received FAA/EASA/TCCA approvals,” said Ondrus. “Skandia began the programme with approved kits for the King Air 200 and Pilatus PC-12. Now, as we move into larger jet aircraft, we continue to apply our state-of-the-art engineering and material technology to business aircraft of every class. You can expect to see soundproofing kits for even more aircraft in the coming years. Skandia’s team of acoustic engineers and soundproofing materials are the best in the industry.”

This latest soundproofing kit adds to a list of more than 80 airframe-specific soundproofing kits. A single-source provider, Skandia designs and manufactures its own product line of acoustic materials for its soundproofing kits. Consultation and custom acoustic solutions for individual aircraft of any size are an area of specialisation.

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