Sabena technics just performed the installation of two SATCOM systems on a new ATR 42-600 belonging to an undisclosed Middle East VIP operator.
In order to maximize the coverage for communication features, Sabena technics carried out the installation of two satellite-communication systems, Iridium and Inmarsat, through Intermediate Gain Antenna. Thanks to these cutting-edge technologies, passengers will be able to connect their usual devices to wireless internet and to make and receive phone calls while in flight on the regional turboprop aircraft.
For this installation, Sabena technics carried out the engineering, the kit manufacturing and the integration and certification of the SATCOM systems on the ATR.
“Sabena technics has developed a specific know-how on such tailor-made projects over the years. In this case, our company’s renowned expertise in ATR aircraft and the large capability of our Design Office allowed us to develop a complete in-house solution for our customer, reducing the aircraft downtime. Today, Sabena technics can offer this kind of solutions for any aircraft,” stated Rodolphe Marchais, Chairman and CEO of Sabena technics.