328 Group secures certification for the world's first four channel Swift Broadband aboard an Embraer Legacy 600.

Wednesday 21st May 2014

  • 328
  • ABSL Legacy 600 328 Design

328 Design, part of The 328 Group, the Germany-based refurbishment, completions and maintenance aviation specialist, has secured the world's first certification of a four-channel Swift Broadband upgrade aboard an Embraer Legacy 600.  Installation was completed by customer ABS JETS, following the recent award of  EASA certification with FAA and TCCA validation.

Wessling-based 328 Design, overseen by Jorg Gorkenant COO, Head of Design  for 328, co-operated with ALAMO Engineering GmbH on the  development side ofaircraft modification and engineering support.Together they performed system configuration and post-installation tests ahead of hand-over to ABS, an Embraer Authorized Service Centre, based in Prague.

The modification included the supply of EMTEQ's eConnect Wi-Fi Router and Satcom1 AvioIP communication software, which enables a range of advanced communication features provided by Swift Broadband.  These include User Management providing VIP and Guests' with service profiles to manage data bandwidth; Data compression and acceleration; Dual X-Stream ch12annel aggregation with a guaranteed data speed rate up to 800Kbps; inflight Smartphone voice communication and Audio/Video On Demand WiFi streaming to the passengers' own mobile devices.

The modification included the supply of EMTEQ's eConnect Wi-Fi Router and Satcom1 AvioIP communication software, which enables a range of advanced communication features provided by Swift Broadband.  These include User Management providing VIP and Guests' with service profiles to manage data bandwidth; Data compression and acceleration; Dual X-Stream ch12annel aggregation with a guaranteed data speed rate up to 800Kbps; inflight Smartphone voice communication and Audio/Video On Demand WiFi streaming to the passengers' own mobile devices.

Dave Jackson, Managing Director of 328 comments: "The Swift Broadband certification on the first Legacy 600 demonstrates our Group's growing capabilities on certification work, where an increasing number of operators and suppliers are contacting us for our expertise."

About the 328 Group:

The 328 Group offers a broad spectrum of services to the aircraft industry. The Group employs over 220 aviation experts and supports more than 200 aircraft globally. Services offered include aircraft maintenance, base and line, avionics installation, refurbishment,exterior painting, Part-M services, STC design activities through its EASA Part 21J Design Organisation (Category 1A), parts' manufacture through its Part 21G Approved Production Organisation (C1, C2 and D1 rating) and bespoke VIP interiors including avionic and IFE upgrades. The 328 Group comprises 328 Support Services GmbH and 328 Design GmbH based at Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich and JETS, the business aviation MRO, which currently has bases in Bournemouth and Biggin Hill in the UK.

Dave Jackson, Head of Sales Ray Mosses and Jorg Gorkenant will be heading up 328 Support's participation at EBACE in Geneva this month - May 20-22.  Stand 5546.

www.328.eu

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