SUMS – Satcom Universal Mounting System

A revolutionary new design for installing the Honeywell Jetwave™ Ka-Band FMA Satcom system.

After more than 15 years developing satcom and connectivity STC’s for Airlines, Satcom service providers, Satcom hardware OEMs and MROs, we are pioneers in releasing large satcom STCs (KA/KU) In our history, EAD Aerospace – an Eclipse company – has always provided innovative and “outside the box” thinking, whilst maintaining total respect of aircraft safety and regulatory rules issued by EASA and FAA. That led EAD Aerospace to engineer the Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS).

SUMS is designed to keep up with the latest technologies while de-risking modification projects and maintaining the value of the aircraft.

Current generation Ka and Ku band satcom systems are allowing for far greater connectivity in the air. However, this technology comes with the complexities of fuselage-mounted very large antennas. Associated modifications can ultimately result in significantly increased fuel burn, limitation of airframe life, addition of costly and repetitive maintenance tasks, limitation of re-sale and/ or leasing options, and impact on long term service options.

Thanks to experience gathered over the last 15 years of connectivity related Part 21 projects, EAD Aerospace developed a revolutionary new design for the Honeywell Jetwave Ka-Band FMA (Fuselage Mounted Antenna) Satcom installation system to mitigate this risk.

KEY COMPONENTS :

• SUMS Base plate
• Aircraft reinforcements
• Harness – coax & Wave guide
• Attachment lugs
• Fittings
• Radome
• Skirt fairing assy
• Radome fitting

FEATURES & OVERVIEW :

• Baseplate is only 26.5 kg (no doubler)
• Honeywell JetWave Compatible
• < 150 Man Hours for Installation
• Maintained A/C structure lifetime
• Easy inspection access to LRUs
• Easy de-installation for return aircraft to original configuration
• STC availability with associated certified Modkits : A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, B777, B747 (soon). Other aircrafts make/model applicable quickly
• Maintenance friendly
• Light in weight
• Safe
• Upgradable
• Modular

MODULAR INSTALLATIONS TO COMPLY WITH DIFFERENT CUSTOMERS REQUIREMENTS

ARINC791 Installations :

100% ARINC791 from the internal structural reinforcements  to the attachment of the baseplate on the fuselage.

Top Of Frames Installations : Lighter installation, less intrusive, less parts, floating concept, attachments of the Arinc791 baseplate on the top of aircraft frames. 

SUMS WEIGHT :

ELEMENT LBS KG
Baseplate  57.32 26.50
Radome Honeywell ARINC791  52.91  24.27
Skirt  37.47  17.63

SUMS INSTALLATION OPTIONS

ELEMENT LBS KG
Top of Frames reinforcements 6.61 3.50
or    
ARINC791 reinforcements 26.45 12

KRFU OPTIONS

ELEMENT LBS KG
No KRFU heat sink required (installed inside the fuselage) 0 0
or    
KRFU installation outside 6.61 3.50

TOTAL

INSTALLATIONS LBS KG
TOTAL TOP OF FRAMES (KRFU inside) 154.31 69.85
TOTAL ARINC791  (KRFU inside) 174.15 78.92

 

 

STC availability with associated certified Modkits :

A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, B777

STC available soon with associated certified Modkits :

B747

Other aircrafts make/model applicable quickly.

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About Eclipse

At Eclipse, we have spent many years developing airborne Satcom solutions. Founded on three key principles that have driven the business, Innovation, Communication and Integration allowing us to provide complete solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations. Built by aviation industry experts with many years of experience Eclipse understands the complexities of the aeronautical environment. It is this complete  understanding, combined with communications expertise and an innovative approach that allows Eclipse to provide completely integrated solutions to the entire Aviation Industry.

About EAD Aerospace

EAD Aerospace (Part21J&G design and production organization)  is an Eclipse Company. We offer innovative retrofit packages for the aviation industry and EASA and FAA certification through the supplemental types certificate (STC) process. EAD Aerospace provides reliable and proficient services in enhancement projects on pre-owned large aircraft with all manufacturing and certification of Modkits under EASA, PART21 POA Agreement. Since the acquisition by Eclipse it means that main of our installation services are now in the Area of Satcom, Connectivity and Systems certified installations. Many aircraft operators and OEMs are interested in our specialized activities as we developed hundreds of connectivity installations for the past ten years (WIFI, W-IFE, GSM, SATCOM Install…).