Aircell, a provider of in-flight connectivity for business aviation, has established an aviation scholarship program in conjunction with the AEA Educational Foundation. The $2,500 Aircell Scholarship will be available each year to high-school seniors and/or college students who plan to attend, or are already attending, an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program. The intent of the scholarship is to identify and reward those individuals who best exemplify the qualities that lead to success in the aviation industry.
Canadian aviation services center Flying Colours has been appointed an authorized reseller and installation facility for ViaSat, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based provider of satellite high-speed Internet equipment and services.
The agreement allows Flying Colours to promote and sell ViaSat’s VMT-1500 ship-set to its global client base. And Flying Colours has plenty of global aspirations.
Western Aircraft can install Wi-Fi on Falcon 2000EXs equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics using an Aircell CTR router. The work can be done at its Boise, Idaho facility or at Atlantic Aero in Greensboro, N.C. The upgrade provides wireless Internet access in the cabin, allowing users to surf the Internet, send and receive email with attachments and download files while using a laptop, tablet or other mobile device. Western’s Wi-Fi STC works with both Aircell and Thrane & Thrane broadband solutions.
Constant Aviation has completed a sixth STC for installing Aircell’s Gogo Biz in-flight Wi-Fi Internet system. This latest approval is for the Citation X and is the MRO’s third STC completed this year. “We are making significant investments in our internal design and engineering department in an effort to better support our STC and modification initiatives.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport-based Constant Aviation has completed an STC for Aircell’s Gogo Biz in-flight Internet and Wi-Fi system in the Phenom 300. It is the first such approval for the Phenom 300 and includes a satellite phone.
Western Aircraft recently received STC approval for an Aircell-based Wi-Fi system in Falcon 2000EXs with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics. The upgrade brings Wi-Fi to the twinjet using the Aircell CTR router, allowing passengers to access email and surf the Web in the cabin using laptops and mobile devices. Western’s Wi-Fi STC works with both Aircell and Thrane & Thrane broadband solutions. Installations can be done at Western Aircraft’s Boise, Idaho facility or at Atlantic Aero in Greensboro, N.C.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport-based Constant Aviation received STC approval yesterday for a Wi-Fi system, as well as Aircell’s Gogo Biz in-flight Internet system and a satcom, in a Phenom 300. Constant said this is the first-ever STC of this combination for the Phenom 300. To date, the company has done about 40 installations of this combined Wi-Fi and Gogo Biz system, six of which are in Phenom 300s.
Dallas-based Associated Air Center is offering an STC for the Aircell ATG-5000 wireless Internet on Boeing 757-200s. The STC was accomplished with the support of the company’s business aviation completion facility in Springfield, Ill. The collaboration between Associated Air Center and StandardAero Springfield has also resulted in STC approval and installation of the ATG-5000 wireless Internet on several other Boeing Business Jets.
West Star Aviation has been awarded STC approval to install Wi-Fi on the Gulfstream V. The certification includes connectivity via Inmarsat Swift Broadband and the Aircell Gogo Biz networks using the Aircell CTR wireless router. According to Rick Brainard, v-p of sales, “The installation was completed on a West Coast-based Part 135-operated Gulfstream V. The operator is well known for providing global charter services, and the addition of providing both terrestrial and satellite-based broadband wirelessly will be attractive to its clients.”
With support from StandardAero’s Springfield, Ill. completion facility, Associated Air Center of Love Field, Texas, has won a supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation of an Aircell ATG 5000 wireless Internet package on a Boeing 757-200.
“In-flight connectivity is critical to manage the lightning-fast pace under which today’s global businesses operate,” said Associated v-p and general manager Troy Jonas.