Business aviation in-flight connectivity specialist Aircell of Bloomfield, Colo., has announced that charter operator Travel Management Company (TMC) is installing its GoGo Biz high-speed Internet service on all the midsize aircraft in the TMC fleet.
Inmarsat Global Xpress announced today it had named Aircell as a distribution partner for Inmarsat’s airborne broadband service for business aviation. The two companies will begin in-flight testing of the Global Xpress aeronautical services after the launch of the first Inmarsat-5 satellite, which is scheduled for mid-2013, with regional service to start later that year and worldwide coverage in 2014.
Aerodynamics of Waterford, Mich., recently completed its second STC installation of an Aircell high-speed Internet with WLAN system in a Hawker 800XP. The installation was completed within the scheduled 2.5-week downtime and was delivered ahead of schedule, it noted.
Charter operator XOJet today announced a firm order for seven Hawker 800XPRs, with delivery of all seven scheduled before the end of the year.
In-flight connectivity specialist Aircell (Booth No. N3527) has been selected by Gulfstream to provide the Aircell Axxess communication system for the new large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650.
Aircell Axxess provides global voice service and narrow-band data capabilities via the Iridium Satellite network. Integrated cabin handsets allow passengers and crew to place calls to, and receive calls from, anyplace in the world.
Cessna Aircraft today announced at the NBAA Convention that it will offer Aircell Gogo Biz high-speed airborne Internet as a factory option for the Citation CJ4, starting in the first quarter of next year. Cessna plans to certify the system on the light jet by January.
In the AIN 2011 Product Support Survey results for cockpit and cabin avionics manufacturers, readers chose Garmin and Aircell as this year’s top providers of aircraft electronics products. Garmin scored an overall average rating of 8.35, up from last year’s first-place 8.07.
Brazil’s Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil has approved the installation of Aircell’s Aviator 300 and 350 satcom systems in the Airbus A319 and Cessna CJ3. According to Aircell, these are the first Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satcoms approved in Brazil. TAM Aviação Executiva in São Paolo installed the Aviator 300 for a corporate operator.
Aircell announced today at Labace that two members of its global dealer network have received from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) installation certifications for the Aviator 300 and Aviator 350. According to the Broomfield, Colo.-based company, they are the first approvals of SwiftBroadband-based communications systems in Brazil.
Cessna Aircraft has picked Aircell to provide air/ground connectivity for its three larger aircraft–the Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation Ten.
Hardware includes the Aviator 300 satellite communications terminal developed by Denmark’s Thrane & Thrane and Aircell’s own Axxess cabin communications system. The Aviator 300 will support global voice and data at up to 332 kbps.