Skandia’s acoustic soundproofing kit for the Pilatus PC-12 has accumulated a Transport Canada STC, adding to existing FAA and EASA STCs gained in 2018.
The solution uses Skandia-engineered soundproofing materials to reduce cabin noise in all phases of flight. In final testing, an overall sound reduction of 4dB SIL was achieved while some cabin seating areas achieved a reduction of approximately 6dB SIL.
Skandia designed the kit for simple straightforward installation, and provides instructions and guidelines. Pilatus PC-12 owners have a choice of acoustic materials to select from – including fuselage skin and floor damping, thermal acoustic insulation bags, over-frame blankets and carpet pad.
“The PC-12 is a great aircraft and owners are keen on investing in it,” said Jarod Triplett, president at Skandia. “As owners look to improve the inflight experience, a turnkey acoustic kit is a great solution. And now Canadian 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.