SD has achieved its first FAA STC for the SD WiFi Hub, enabling its installation on Citation CJ3 aircraft. Additional STCs are in progress for the product, a standalone router and wi-fi solution for small to midsize aircraft, and an enhancement to the Satcom Direct Router (SDR) on larger aircraft.
Introduced in 2016, the SD WiFi Hub offers a wireless access point and gateway for all voice and data communications on the aircraft. It weighs 1.6 lb, and is designed to offer a small form factor.
“Meeting the connectivity needs for customers with airframes of all sizes was the driver for the development of the SD Wi-Fi hub,” said Ken Bantoft, chief technology officer at SD. “Receiving the first STC paves the way for the availability of the product to the marketplace.”
The SD technology team is working with its dealers and MROs to expand the availability of STCs for other airframes.
June 2, 2016