APEX Insight: The European Aviation Security Agency (EASA) has awarded FTS Technologies with a supplemental kind certification (STC) for Xstream on Airbus A320 sequence aircraft. The in-flight Wi-Fi streaming program can now be set up and formally activated on launch buyer Myanmar Airways International’s three Airbus A319s.
FTS Technologies has arrived at a important milestone with its announcement of a supplemental kind certification (STC) for its Xstream in-flight Wi-Fi streaming program for the Airbus A320 sequence of jetliners.
The STC was granted by the European Aviation Security Agency (EASA), right after components qualification trials on board a Myanmar Airways International Airbus A319. With the STC now in spot, the Xstream program can be set up and formally activated on launch buyer Myanmar’s three Airbus A319s.
Xstream is the 1st stage in FTS’ product or service family members, described by the company as a “next technology inflight wireless leisure and connectivity program.” It options equipment that’s intended and manufactured in house by FTS: an embedded file server, two wireless entry points that aid the hottest Wi-Fi common and a cellular modem.
“This 1st certification is really critical considering the fact that it serves to get the STC package deal organized, and presents us a stable base of documentation and security screening for long run STCs,” described Abundant Salter, chief complex officer, FTS. “Since our buyer airlines will have diverse aircraft sorts, the certification method will be a very little diverse for just about every kind, but a large amount will be in widespread with the 1st a single. This 1st STC will give much more self confidence to other probable airline customers to acquire on FTS’ new program.”
“Xstream is the 1st of a lot of products that you’ll see rolling out more than the upcoming number of months.” – Abundant Salter, FTS
This fall, FTS is expecting to launch Xstream in North The usa on Canadian airline First Air’s four Boeing 737-400s, once an STC for that aircraft kind is permitted by the US Federal Aviation Administration.
“Xstream is the 1st of a lot of products that you’ll see rolling out more than the upcoming number of months, ranging from our ‘Flight Butler’ smartwatch application for flight attendants, to satellite connectivity interfaces for Ku- and Ka-band programs,” extra Salter.