NAYAK Aircraft Service GmbH & Co. KG successfully planned and conducted the implementation of satellite based inflight internet connectivity in conjunction with a powerful all in one Wi-Fi based inflight entertainment system on the Embraer Phenom 300 aircraft type.
A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the necessary installation of a satellite connection antenna on the upper fuselage of the aircraft was developed by NAYAK and successfully gained EASA and FAA approval. The low profile, low gain, Inmarsat frequency antenna ensures that the smooth aerodynamic appearance of the Phenom 300 is only marginally influenced by the additional outboard antenna installation.
Furthermore NAYAK did the compliance and installation work for the implementation of the COBHAM Aviator 200 system, which is used to establish the satellite connection to the Inmarsat Swift Broadband Internet Service, and to ensure a preferably reliable and performant interconnection between the different system components.
The Aviator 200 System is accompanied by the GOGO Business UCS-5000 Wi‑Fi router, which forwards the internet connectivity to the passenger over the wireless network. Additionally the unit provides a complete Wi-Fi based inflight entertainment system to the passenger. The passenger may access all functions by using a personal portable device like any tablet or smartphone. Therefore the newly installed systems are an appreciable increase of passenger comfort.
The GOGO Business UCS-5000 system installation was developed by DUNCAN Aviation and is approved by FAA and EASA with supplemental type certificates.
DUNCAN and NAYAK Design Organisation worked closely together to support the NAYAK Installation Teams during installation and establishing the interconnection between the different systems.
The intentional selection of small, compact and lightweight system components ensures that the valuable stowage space within the aircraft is not significantly being reduced by additional avionics, while the critical cable lengths where kept as short as possible to ensure best possible performance. No additional stowage compartments normally available to the crew or passengers, where used or blocked to implement the newly installed systems.