Banyan upgrades Challenger with high-speed data, IFE

EBACE Convention News » 2010
April 28, 2010, 7:53 AM

Banyan Air Service (Booth No. 629) recently completed an avionics installation on a Bombardier Challenger 604. The installation, which was done at the customer’s home base during a minimum maintenance inspection, included EMS Aviation’s high-speed data system, TW300 DirectTV and BluRay video with high-definition monitors. The tail section was modified and outfitted with a radome to encompass two parabolic antennas. The EMS data terminal was augmented with a CNX-200 router.

“The Banyan avionics group answered the call in record time while providing the high-quality install that is expected for this type of aircraft,” said Matt Olsen, Challenger captain, commenting on the work performed on his airplane. He also said the technicians have continued to furnish support as his crew learns and fine tunes the systems. “Our CEO is very pleased with the increased productivity of his team through the use of Internet and e-mail while staying informed of the latest news,” he added. “We are very happy with the added value to our aircraft that Banyan avionics has provided.”

The avionics team at Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers avionics installations, repairs and modifications and is an authorized dealer for all major avionics manufacturers.

The team has experience with flight-deck upgrades, glass cockpits, cockpit voice recorders, flight-data recorders, electronic flight bags, enhanced ground-proximity-warning systems, multifunction displays, satellite communications and Iridium and traffic-alert-collision-avoidance systems. It is certified as a repair station by both the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency and also has earned repair station designations for Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela.   

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