The collaboration is bringing to market a revolutionary antenna series including a Ku-band and Ka-band dual variant tail-mounted antenna, an electronically steered, fuselage mounted phased-array antenna and a Certus hardware solution to support the global Iridium NEXT network. The advanced range of antennas will provide a wider choice of flexible connectivity solutions for all sizes of aircraft from light to heavy jets around the globe.
The world-class engineering laboratories, thermal and electromagnetic chambers, and production workshops are also equipped to produce and repair in-service hardware, including the high-tech SDR Series of cabin routers. The expanded footprint supports SD’s continued strategy of originating products and services specifically designed and evolved for the business and government aviation sectors. “Our investment reflects SD’s commitment to supporting pioneering product development, technical expertise, and quality manufacturing processes,” says SD Ottawa General Manager Joanne Walker. To this end the new facility has already achieved AS9100 certification confirming the high-quality standards of its design, process and manufacturing capabilities.