TCCA STC paves way for SD Data Link Unit upgrade on Skyservice Learjet 45 jets


With support from Satcom Direct (SD), Skyservice Business Aviation has earned a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) STC enabling the installation of SD’s Data Link Unit (DLU) upgrade on Learjet 45 aircraft. EASA and FAA approvals are expected in the second quarter of 2019.

The system has already been installed on one of Skyservice’s three Learjet 45 aircraft; the other two are scheduled to receive the upgrade in early 2019. Upon completion, the installations will support CPDLC (FANS1/A and ATN- B) compliance to augment operational safety. Skyservice will use its STC to support other Learjet 45 operators requiring installation.

“Skyservice is one of the first MROs to comply with 9,600/10,000/14,800-hour inspections and has more than 30 years’ experience in Learjet maintenance,” said Paul Weeks, vice president of maintenance at Skyservice Business Aviation.

“The SD DLU is a proven product that supports more efficient Learjet 45 operations. With their support, we are now positioned to be the facility of choice for these upgrades.”

“Skyservice has a long legacy of excellent support for Learjet 45,” said Robert Vega, director of product management at SD.

“Our DLU solution makes operating these aircraft safer and helps manage operating costs. Our DLU is already fitted on numerous aircraft and we’re excited to have this newest STC available for the aviation industry. The upgrade allows operators to both reap the benefits of more efficient routes and preserve critical safety features including FANS-1/A compliance.”

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