Hanwha Phasor and Lufthansa Technik extend partnership

Hanwha Phasor, a satellite communications company, and Lufthansa Technik, one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world, are expanding their strategic partnership.

The agreement will see Lufthansa Technik design, build and supply hundreds of fuselage-mounted Satellite Communications radomes, the aerodynamic cover for Hanwha Phasor’s Phasor A7700 – an Active Electronically Steered Antenna designed for commercial and military aviation. Under the new terms, Lufthansa Technik will also start the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the Phasor A7700.

The STC is the final hurdle that the business must clear in order to release the Phasor A7700 to the market. The testing is an essential step for Hanwha Phasor to undertake, proving the Phasor A7700 for use with commercial aviation providers.

Following the initial EASA testing, Lufthansa Technik will support Hanwha Phasor with its’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ensure that the Phasor A7700 is compliant for use in the United States.

The extension of the partnership between the two businesses is a vote of confidence in the Phasor A7700, and the benefits that it will be able to provide to commercial aviation.

Lufthansa Technik’s strong track record in the aerospace sector and its triple certification as a maintenance, design and production organisation will provide Hanwha Phasor with the required expertise to ensure a seamless application of its radome-covered antenna solution to commercial aircraft fleets around the world.

The extension to the partnership between the two businesses indicates another clear progression for Hanwha Phasor and its product portfolio as it gears up for production. The announcement comes as the business exhibits at Aircraft Interiors Expo off the back of other key announcements including the launch of its Land Product, the Phasor L3300B and recent deals with OneWeb.

Dominic Philpott, chief operating officer at Hanwha Phasor stated: “Our partnership with Lufthansa Technik has already been hugely beneficial for Hanwha Phasor, helping to provide the radome for our user terminal. This extension is a welcomed addition that will forge even deeper relationships between the two businesses and allows us to cross the final hurdle before releasing the Phasor A7700 to the market.”

Oliver Rodrigues, regional sales director Americas and Western Europe at Lufthansa Technik said: “As a leading integrator and manufacturer for connectivity solutions in the commercial aerospace industry, we are delighted to further expand and strengthen our partnership with Hanwha Phasor with this step. We are looking forward to working together on our aim to deliver advanced in-flight connectivity for the commercial aviation.”

Hanwha Phasor (UK) designs enterprise-grade antennas for satellite communication on the move – in flight, on land, at sea. The unique flat panel design and advanced technological capabilities allow for undisrupted multi-orbit connectivity while providing high performance interoperability and maintaining an ultra-low profile. 

 www.hanwha-phasor.com

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