Eclipse acquires EAD Aerospace

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Eclipse has acquired EAD Aerospace. Eclipse says many of its traditional activities – including selling airborne satcom hardware, satcom air time, airborne applications and satcom integration capabilities – have often been complimented by working with EAD Aerospace as an EASA and FAA design and certification house. The company believes that bringing these capabilities under the same corporate identity will allow for the delivery of turnkey solutions to the airborne satcom market.

Established in 1998, EAD Aerospace’s approvals include Part 21J Design Organization Approval (DOA) and Part 21G Production Organization Approval (POA).

“Our history of working closely together to delivery turnkey airborne satcom solutions and certifications to our customers will only be more valuable with the advent of the next generation of Ku- and Ka-band satcom systems,” said Marc Pinault, general manager at Eclipse. “The size, weight and complexity of these new technologies means that, more than ever, our customers will require suppliers with an understanding of both satellite communications and aircraft certification issues.”

EAD Aerospace will continue to operate under its existing name as a subsidiary of Eclipse and both companies will be able to offer the combined range of skill sets to their customers. With the acquisition, Eclipse’s existing presence in France and the UK has grown to include additional French offices (in Toulouse and Aix-en-Provence) as well as offices in Chicago, USA, and Santiago, Chile.

May 7, 2015

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