Carlisle Interconnect Technologies has announced the award of a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation of satellite communications (SATCOM) provisions on Boeing 777-300 and B777-300ER series aircraft.

The specified FAA STC allows for the installation of structural provisions and the outside aircraft equipment package for a cabin upgrade incorporating a dual-band (Ka/Ku) terminal, which allows for in-flight network switching across the two satellite networks.

“We are proud to announce this certification, the second for this system and sixth overall for CarlisleIT’s connectivity platform,” said Chris Rawley, product line manager, aircraft connectivity solutions of CIT. “By collaborating with the committed team at Jamco Aero Design and Engineering (JADE), we were able to successfully complete the overall SATCOM system installation and bring high-quality results to the airlines and our customers.”

This follows a previously issued FAA STC for Airbus A320 series aircraft. CIT provided all design, qualification, approvals and certification resources associated with the installation and the aircraft equipment packages were manufactured and conformed at the company’s facility in Franklin, Wis.

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