Parts Manufacturer Approval for Satcom Direct

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Satcom Direct (SD) has obtained FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its SD WiFi Hub, and received EASA 145 Repair Station designation. This official approval by the FAA marks SD as an authorized manufacturer for avionics, as well as an authorized maintenance repair and overhaul center for all SD avionics.

The certification was awarded for its development of the SD WiFi Hub, a standalone router and wi-fi solution that enables onboard voice and data communications. Over the last five months, the associated processes, manufacturing quality manuals and the physical setup at the company’s world headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, have been audited by the Orlando Manufacturing & Inspection District Office (MIDO), to gain the approval. The PMA certification will allow SD to use STCs to quickly obtain approvals on future hardware developments.

“This milestone accomplishment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to aerospace manufacturing, and our continued efforts to expand our capabilities as a technology innovator,” said Ken Bantoft, chief technology officer at SD.

October 20, 2016

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