An acoustic soundproofing kit developed by Skandia for Bombardier Global aircraft has received FAA STC approval. Skandia developed the kit to reduce overall sound levels “significantly”, with minimal net weight penalty.
The kit gives operators various options for soundproofing materials – including skin damping, floor damping, thermal acoustic insulation bags, over-frame blanket and carpet pad. The turnkey kit is provided with installation schematics and instructions.
Jarod Triplett, Skandia’s president, has led the company’s effort to offer approved turnkey acoustic solutions for the full spectrum of business aircraft sizes and classes, from turboprops to large cabin jets. “The Global approval marks the company’s third business aircraft soundproofing STC,” he said. “We 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 available.