Jet Aviation leads industry in developing STCs for Ka Band Connectivity


BASEL / April 17, 2018 – Jet Aviation recently received industry’s first EASA Supplemental Type
Certification (STC) for Ka-band system integration on a Boeing 747-400 in Basel. The company is also
working on Satcom SBB and Live TV systems installations. It recently demonstrated compliance with
the latest EASA bird strike requirement on the Rockwell Collins Live TV Radome.

Jet Aviation is investing in connectivity solutions to ensure its customers can enjoy the fastest internet
connectivity available in the market for commercial aircraft and private jets. The company’s engineering
team in Basel spent two years developing a technical solution for Ka-band system integration. After
demonstrating EASA-compliance, the solution was first implemented on a Boeing 747-400 and Jet Aviation
was issued the EASA STC in late 2017. Jet Aviation is currently developing a second EASA STC for a Boeing
767-300 aircraft and further plans to revise its 747-400 STC for another model in the 747 series, including
a new antenna location.

“Jet Aviation always welcomes innovation that brings new technologies and choice to our customers,” says
Laurent Grahn, Chief Engineer at Jet Aviation in Basel. “Hi-speed internet connectivity is at the top of most
customer wish lists these days and we are very pleased to help ensure their requirements can be met. Our
engineering team continues to develop new connectivity solutions and works closely with the EASA
Certification board to ensure we meet the highest business aviation standards.”