Skandia Inc. Receives STC Approval for PC-12 Soundproofing Acoustic Kit
Davis Junction, IL June 15 2018 Skandia Incorporated has received final FAA STC approval of an acoustic soundproofing kit for all variants of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.
Manufactured using the most modern and effective Skandia engineered soundproofing materials, the acoustic system offers PC-12 operators and passengers reduced cabin noise and increased passenger comfort in all phases of flight.
In final testing, a significant overall sound reduction of 4dB(SIL) was achieved while some cabin seating areas achieved approximately 6dB(SIL) noise reduction.
Installation of the kit is simple and straightforward due to the intuitive kitting process of materials by Skandia as well as installation instructions and guidelines.
Skandia offers customers flexibility in their acoustic kit. Pilatus PC-12 owners can select options of acoustic materials such as fuselage skin and floor damping, thermal acoustic insulation bags, over frame blankets and carpet pad.
Jarod Triplett, Vice President of Skandia, sees a valuable opportunity for PC-12 operators. “The PC-12 is a great aircraft and owners are keen on investing in it. As owners look to improve the inflight experience, a turnkey acoustic kit is a great solution. And now they have it. The system utilizes our most technically advanced engineering and materials to produce a terrific result. We have created the system in a way that owner/operators can select how much sound performance they want to add based on their budget, or, how much weight they want to use. It’s an incredible solution that’s going to bring a lot of value to these great aircraft.”
Scott Williams, a PC-12 owner and a satisfied Skandia customer, says, “We are very pleased with the Skandia, Inc. sound/thermal insulation kit recently installed in our Pilatus PC-12. We have noticed a slight reduction in the perceived noise level in the cabin and a more significant improvement in its thermal insulation properties. The plane is quicker to heat when cold and quicker to cool when hot. The factory-original insulation materials were beginning to degrade due to their age of 16+ years. The Skandia insulation materials are of much better quality and should last longer. The end result is a more comfortable cabin for our passengers provided by a superior product which should last for several years.”
Skandia Acoustic System kits can be purchased directly from Skandia or through an MRO or completions center.
About Skandia Incorporated
Skandia Incorporated is a global leader in aircraft cabin component testing, development, production and refurbishing materials. Along with providing a wide variety of seating foam products and cabin soundproofing materials, Skandia also supports aircraft OEMs, MRO and completion centers, airline customers as well as providing highly specialized interior component repair and refurbishing services. Skandia is one of the aviation industry’s most recognized and respected Flammability Testing laboratories, conducting testing in accordance with FAA, EASA and numerous other civil air authority regulations. Their staff includes FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) and Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DARs). Laboratory testing services include the full range of Flammability, Smoke, and Toxicity testing. For more information, visit: www.skandiainc.com