Pentastar Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) from the FAA for installation of the Satcom Direct Router (SDRT) for Gulfstream GIV-X (G350/G450) and the Gulfstream GV-SP (G500/G550) aircraft.
The SDR is a smart router capable of managing all aircraft voice and data solutions. It allows simultaneous use of multiple satellite connections without additional wireless access points. The SDR automatically selects the best connection available and keeps it updated continuously. It compresses and caches data to give users maximum bandwidth for information transmission. When it senses an aircraft is on the ground, it switches from a satellite network to 3G service. The SDR’s intelligent routing capabilities are designed to enhance the passenger experience whether on the ground or in the air.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Satcom Direct to complete the STC’s for these aircraft,” said Greg Schmidt, Pentastar Aviation’s president and CEO. “The SDR product is the industry’s gold standard router, designed for aviation use by aviation experts, and our technical expertise with these aircraft models allowed us to obtain the STC’s on these modifications.”