Gulfstream makes Axxess standard

 - September 26, 2007, 11:57 AM

Gulfstream has selected AirCell’s Axxess cabin communications system as standard equipment aboard its line of large-cabin business jets spanning the G300 through G550. Intended as a replacement for MagnaStar air-to-ground calling equipment, the Axxess system provides two channels of Iridium for voice calling and the ability to interface with other communication systems, including Inmarsat satcom services and AirCell’s own developmental broadband data service. MagnaStar service provider Verizon said it is shutting down its network late next year, opening the door for companies such as AirCell to provide alternatives.