Iridium OpenPort Goes Pole-to-Pole

Aviation International News » December 2012
December 5, 2012, 12:40 AM

At the NBAA Convention last month, Greenwich AeroGroup of Wichita offered live demonstrations of the Iridium OpenPort Aero, described as “the only aviation broadband solution that works everywhere in the world, including remote, oceanic and polar regions,” using Iridium’s worldwide satellite network.

Iridium OpenPort Aero provides bi-directional speeds of up to 134 kbps and features three independent phone lines, enabling simultaneous voice and data connectivity. It is also compatible with Iridium’s next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium Next, for which launches will begin in 2015.

The first supplemental type certificate is in the works and expected to be completed by year-end for the Challenger 601-3A/3R, 604 and 605.

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