International luxury carpet provider Tai Ping is offering a new line of carpet “recolored for the private aviation market.” The Boheme collection, “a glamorous interpretation of globe-trotting style…is inspired by everything from folkloric embroideries and Portuguese needlepoint to expressive brushstrokes and exuberant tie-dye patterns.”
VT Miltope is featuring, here at the NBAA show, a network product family with the functionality to create custom airborne systems in the same way business office networks are created. The company, with headquarters in Hope Hull, Ala., is part of VT Systems and a subsidiary of ST Engineering.
International Communications Group (Booth No. 4649) has introduced a fast Ethernet switch that will power up to eight aeronautical devices including EFBs, handsets, cameras and wireless access points with basic capabilities such as store and forward data packets, automatic medium dependent interface crossover (MDI-X) support and 10/100 megabytes per second autospeed sensing. The “e-Switch” has received FAA PMA and airworthiness approval.
Fractional provider NetJets will equip more than 250 of its midsize and large-cabin aircraft with Aircell GoGo Biz high-speed Internet service, with installations set to begin this month.
The court-appointed trustee in the 2008 Silver State Helicopters (SSH) collapse has filed suit against the company’s ex-CEO, Jerry Airola, and his top deputy, Steve Pickett, charging that the two used a complex shell game to fraudulently transfer $8.2 million out of the company in the months immediately before it declared bankruptcy.
Arinc last month completed the first integration and testing of an eXchange/SkyLink broadband Internet system aboard a Boeing Business Jet. The installation combined Rockwell Collins’s eXchange satellite broadband avionics with Arinc’s SkyLink Ku-band satellite service.
Passengers on business jets equipped by Lufthansa Technik (Booth No. 2341) will soon be flying “fully networked,” thanks to an agreement signed here yesterday by the Hamburg, Germany-based company with Cisco Systems.
Inflightonline, provider of e-mail, Internet content and in-flight connectivity services, re- cently announced the availability of its Secure Access products for business aviation.
Inmarsat last month announced the commercial availability of the new Swift64 mobile data pipeline, an airborne satellite Internet service that the company claims finally bridges the gap between a user’s ground-bound office and the aircraft cabin.
Honeywell is now demonstrating its Inflightmail airborne e-mail service aboard the company’s Citation V. As configured, the system transmits data through the Iridium low-earth-orbit satellite network using an Airsat 1 satphone and onboard computer server.
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