West Star Aviation Receives Wi-Fi TPED STC For Installations on Select Falcon and Challenger Aircraft
October 16, 2018 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the company has received several STCs for Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices (TPED) compatibility in the 2.4 GHz/5GHz frequency band using IEEE 802.11 b/h/n/ac protocols. This allows crew and passengers to use their electronic devices in-flight without disrupting navigation signals.
The STCs have been completed at their state-of-the-art East Alton, IL (ALN) facility for the following airframes: Falcon 900EX/900B/2000/7X, Gulfstream GIV, and Challenger 604. West Star is in the process of finalizing these STCs for Challenger 601 and Global Express 5000/6000 aircraft with projected completion in the fourth quarter of 2018.
“By blanketing these STCs we can minimize the downtime required for testing Wi-Fi installations in the cabin and flight decks, getting our customers back in the air more quickly since they do not have to wait for FAA Approval,” said Dave Feuerhak, Technical Sales Manager, Avionics.
Voted #1 Preferred MRO for five consecutive years from 2014-2018 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey, West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.
In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Chattanooga, TN; and Perryville, MO, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX; and Scottsdale Airport in Scottsdale, AZ. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.