Spectralux Avionics and Eirtech Aviation Sign MOU Agreement

Spectralux Avionics and Eirtech Aviation Sign MOU Agreement

April 2016

Spectralux Avionics and Eirtech Aviation Services have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the certification of a dual stack FANS 1/A and ATN CPDLC Data Link Solution on commercial air transport aircraft.  The all-in-one data link solution, named Envoy, was announced at the AEEC Airline Maintenance Conference. 

Spectralux’s Envoy Data link unit provides flight crews the capability to send and receive Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting Systems (ACARS) messages over Very-High Frequency Digital Link (VDL) Mode A/2 and SATCOM networks. Commonly referred to as ‘Dual Stack’, Envoy provides CPDLC compliance with both ATN and FANS networks. It also provides a flexible ACARS solution to satisfy the most demanding requirements of an airlines flight operations and maintenance departments. The solution will enable airline customers, aircraft leasing companies, and operators to meet all known FANS 1/A CPDLC mandates with an all-in-one solution.

Spectralux, the preferred supplier of Eirtech for Data Link units will provide hardware, software, technical data, and engineering support services. Eirtech will develop European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC), provide the specific aircraft engineering and manufacture and supply installation kits.

Spectralux and Eirtech will collaboratively pursue retrofit applications for various single and twin aisle air transport category aircraft. The solution which includes Envoy, STC’s, and Installation kits will be available through direct and in-direct sales channels.

Eirtech will provide both FAA and EASA approved engineering documentation and certification needed for aircraft installation and certification, including STCs.
“Spectralux is excited to enter into this MoU with Eirtech Aviation to provide airlines and leasing companies a solution to their FANS 1/A data link needs. Our solution offers a best value approach to address the data link retrofit requirements for in-service aircraft, without the need for expensive cockpit upgrades, or the addition of a new FMS,” said Spectralux Director of Sales and Marketing Eric Elison. “We are especially delighted to have Eirtech as a preferred dealer.  They have outstanding market presence, with select airlines, and leasing companies.  Their ability to generate STC’s, and provide installation kits give us the opportunity to offer a comprehensive solution, that reduces risk, and delivers solid value.”

At Eirtech, we have developed unique capabilities to modernize in-service aircraft.  Our recent and past experience and strong partnership with Spectralux Avionics demonstrates our ability to develop STC’s for data link solutions, and we are looking forward to helping our customers with the Envoy, all-in-one solution,” said Gerry O’Shea, Director of Eirtech Aviation Services. “As a result of our cooperative effort to serve the data link CPDLC, and ACARS needs of our commercial air transport customers, we are confident of our ability to help customers improve fleet operational efficiency, drive down the total cost of ownership, and meet the regulatory mandates.”

Please contact the Eirtech Aviation Sales Team salesteam@eirtechaviation.ie or call  +353 61 471 800 for all CPDLC enquires.