QCM Design receives First EASA STC for new connectivity solution on CJ Series

QCM Design is thrilled to have developed and engineered the first EASA Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the retrofit of Collins Aerospace’s new IRT NX SATCOM solution on Cessna Citation Jets. 

The Connectivity Solution

The IRT NX SATCOM system from Collins Aerospace accesses the Iridium Certus® 700 network, which offers reliable, weather-resistant connectivity worldwide.

This SATCOM system includes a data unit, configuration module and antenna, which provides consistent, cohesive connectivity throughout the aircraft while using less power than legacy systems.

This solution was designed with the modern business professional in mind. Its high-speed, weather-resistant cabin connectivity through the Iridium Certus® 700 satellite service enables voice calls, sending and receiving e-mails and messages, browsing the internet and scrolling or posting on social media throughout the flight, while its light weight and compact size means it can be installed on most aircraft types, including smaller business jets.

Advantages of this connectivity solution:

  • Affordable connectivity solution
  • Applicable to business jets of any size and category, even smaller ones, due to Low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) terminals
  • High speed (704 kbps), weather-resilient L-band connectivity
  • Pole-to-Pole coverage at any altitude – not restricted to one geographic area
  • Low Latency, resulting in faster connections
  • Lower weight, drag and power usage than other solutions
  • Already certified and deployed, whereas other solutions are still in the design and testing phase

You can view the certificate of the STC here: QCM STC 10084276 Certification for Collins Iridium Certus Satcom Installation. This STC is valid for all aircraft in the Citation 525 series.

Want to know more?

For a full overview of the project, including video interviews, which was worked on alongside Serbian MRO and operator, Prince Aviation, and Collins Aerospace, please click here.

For more information about this STC, or retrofitting Collins’ IRT NX SATCOM system on any other aircraft, please get in touch: design@part-21.ch. We are currently working on designing and certifying the STC for Cessna Citation XLS/+ and for Beechcraft King Air B200, and are actively looking to expand this across more aircraft.

We also welcome enquiries about any other aircraft modifications, including avionics and interiors.

About QCM Design

QCM Design is an EASA Approved Part-21 DOA which has been helping clients to achieve their creative and technical design goals since 2013, while ensuring that the highest safety regulations and industrial quality standards for their aircraft are met.

As well as assisting with the certification of minor and major (STC) changes to airplanes and helicopters, we offer tailor-made solutions for any desired design concept, including the installation of new avionics or electronics systems, cabin interiors, galleys, or various other equipment installations.

For more information about how we can help you with any aircraft modifications, please see our QCM Design page, or contact us at design@part-21.ch.