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AeroShield Radome System

Don’t settle for aerodynamic drag penalties when installing connectivity antennas!  The Astronics AeroShield low drag radome and carbon fiber composite adapter plate system is the right solution for connectivity installations. AeroShield is ARINC 791 compliant, which provides operational cost savings, fleet commonality, technology future-proofing, and system weight reduction.


Product Info

The AeroShield radome system is composed of 2 aircraft components:

1.   Radome
2.   Carbon Fiber Adapter Plate plus fittings


The AeroShield radome system provides key benefits to the aircraft operator:

  • Highly optimized aerodynamic shape reduces drag and increases fuel savings.
  • Bird Strike compliance with FAA Issue Papers for Large Radome Installations reduces certification time and cost.
  • ARINC 791 compliant installation eliminates costly over-engineered installations.
  • Simplifies maintenance inspections and reduces life cycle costs.
  • Advanced Carbon Fiber Composite adapter plate design minimizes system weight.


The AeroShield radome system is ARINC 791 compliant which provides:

  • Creates a simplified & standardized installation.
  • Provides future-proofing of SATCOM installations, allowing future SATCOM upgrades when available.
  • Provides for commonality & interchangeability across entire fleets.
  • Provides for easy de-modification during end-of-lease restoration.


Key Features of AeroShield include:

  • RF performance is optimized for Ku band only, providing maximum RF transmissivity.
  • Applicable to Ku band broadband data and DBS-TV SATCOM systems.
  • Aerodynamic radome and adapter plate follows the curvature of the aircraft skin without requiring a large installation doubler, sealants, or fasteners through the aircraft skin.
  • Installation fittings attach to variable aircraft frame spacings for maximum installation flexibility.
  • Extra safety design features include bird strike hardness. Radome is compliant with revised FAA guidance on Radome bird strike testing.
  • DER approved loads report is available to support STC.
  • Radome kit is retrofittable to replace current higher drag radomes in use today.

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