NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – July 10, 2007 – The ICS-200 Iridium Communications System from International Communications Group (ICG) has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for all installations onboard the Learjet 60.
Available through Aero-Dienst GmbH & CO., a European distributor of ICG products, the STC received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Union’s civil aviation regulatory body.
"Our communications systems offer users clear, reliable and secure voice and data communications between the aircraft and the ground anywhere on the planet over the Iridium network," said Armin Jabs, president of ICG. "Achieving EASA airworthiness certification is an important milestone in ICG's quest to continue to increase international acceptance of its systems and confirms that the ICS-200 is meeting or exceeding expectations in terms of performance and environmental friendliness."
The ICS-200 incorporates dual Iridium transceivers with an internal CTU and permits connections of conventional telephony devices or legacy CTU systems through either standard 2-Wire "Tip and Ring" circuits or 4-Wire audio connections. CTU features include intercom calling, call transfer, conferencing and follow-on dialing. The device is simple to operate offering standard dialing conventions and PABX operations with familiar call progress tones.
About ICG (www.icg.aero)
International Communications Group, Inc. (ICG) of Newport News, Va., is a recognized leader within the aerospace industry, in the development and manufacture of aeronautical communications systems and solutions for the General Aviation and Air Transport industries. ICG’s products provide satellite-based global voice and data telecommunications services for both cabin requirements and flight deck operations. Implementation of ICG avionics provides a comprehensive communications solution that can be customized for any size airframe or application. Products include: CTU systems, corded and cordless handsets, single- and multi-channel Iridium systems and data management devices. Markets for ICG products are the aerospace, military and maritime industries. ICG, a major Iridium value-added manufacturer (VAM) and value-added reseller (VAR), has developed a wide range of Iridium-based solutions and products for mobile satellite communications applications. ICG is an approved FAA manufacturing facility and many products carry FAA Parts Manufacturing Authorization (PMA).
About Aero-Dienst (www.aero-dienst.de)
As an internationally approved maintenance and design organization according to EASA/ FAR Part 145 and EASA Part 21 respectively, Aero-Dienst serves customers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia in the hangars at Nuremberg Airport. Aero-Dienst maintains Authorized Service Agreements for Bombardier Learjet and Challenger Series, Falcon 2000EXEasy aircraft, Hawker/Beechcraft and also serves Dornier 328 jets.
With its very competitive avionics department, Aero-Dienst holds many self-developed modifications (STCs). In addition, the engine shop supports Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney engines including hot section inspections.
Aero-Dienst has also been providing executive charter services for almost 50 years, making it not only one of the longest lasting, but also one of the most successful operators in Europe in this segment. Today, the success of the company is based on the four pillars of aircraft maintenance, aircraft operations, aircraft sales and aircraft management.
With the beginning of the first quarter next year, Aero-Dienst will open an additional hangar by adding 1,500 square meters to its actual total of 4,000 square meters.