Satcom1 Offers Airborne Broadband in Europe

 - May 31, 2011, 12:43 PM

Satcom1 is now providing Aviator 200 services in Europe and claims to be the first to do so. Thrane & Thrane unveiled the Aviator at last year’s Ebace, touting it as the smallest, lightest equipment available for obtaining Inmarsat broadband services on aircraft. The Aviator 200 system can create a wireless hotspot in the aircraft cabin, providing crew and passengers with phone and Internet access at speeds of up to 200 kbps, and the device’s modest size makes installation possible in smaller aircraft.