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.
It will permit passengers and crew to use Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, laptops, tablets and electronic flight bags to send and receive e-mail with attachments, surf the ’Net and more. It will also allow them to place and receive voice calls using the Axxess cabin handsets.