Skandia’s acoustic soundproofing kit for Bombardier Global Express, 5000, and 6000 large-cabin business jets has received Transport Canada STC approval, adding to the more than 80 airframe-specific soundproofing kits the Illinois-based company offers. Engineered and tested in 2020, Skandia’s Global soundproofing kit is Skandia's third for business aircraft to receive Transport Canada, EASA, and FAA STC approval. Its business aircraft soundproofing program began with the Beechcraft King Air 200 and Pilatus PC-12.
The Global kit is available to operators as an à la carte selection of soundproofing materials that include chin fairing, baggage, and floor damping; thermal acoustic insulation bags; overframe blanket; and Aerolite carpet pad. In a Global 6000, the kit reduces average sound by 3.06 dB (SIL), according to Skandia. The estimated net weight of the entire kit is between 550 and 600 pounds, company officials told AIN.
Skandia plans to extend its soundproofing kits to more business aircraft types. “As we move into larger jet aircraft, we continue to apply our engineering and material technology to business aircraft of every class,” said Skandia business unit manager Garrett Ondrus. “You can expect to see soundproofing kits for even more aircraft in the coming years.”