Adding to an FAA STC approved in 2018, Skandia now holds EASA STC approval for a Pilatus PC-12 acoustic soundproofing kit. The kit is designed to reduce cabin noise, through the use of Skandia-engineered soundproofing materials.
The company says that in final tests, an overall sound reduction of 4dB SIL was achieved, while some cabin seating areas achieved a noise reduction of approximately 6dB SIL.
Skandia has designed the kit to be easy to install, and provides full instructions and guidelines. Customers can select from various options for acoustic materials, including fuselage skin and floor damping, thermal acoustic insulation bags, overframe blankets and carpet pad.
“The PC-12 is a great aircraft and owners are keen on investing in it,” said Jarod Triplett, president of Skandia. “As owners look to improve the inflight experience, a turnkey acoustic kit is a great solution. And now European operators have it approved. The system utilises our most technically advanced engineering and materials to produce a terrific result. We have created the system in a way that owner/operators can select how much sound performance they want to add based on their budget, or how much weight they want to use. It’s an incredible solution that’s going to bring a lot of value to these great aircraft.”
The kits can be purchased directly from Skandia or through an MRO or completions centre.