Thrane & Thrane recently introduced its Aviator wireless handset, a device designed to work with the Danish satcom specialist’s Aviator SwiftBroadband system. The pairing allows users to receive in-flight calls, so pilots can contact the ground and passengers can make personal and business calls.
Noise and echo cancellation is incorporated to improve audio quality, and the handset features a 3.5-mm jack for connection to a headset. Other features of the Aviator are a 2.2-inch TFT color screen, automatic power-up and power-down, lithium-ion battery, charging cradle and adjustable keypad backlight. The device complies with the wireless local area networking (WLAN) 802.11 b/g standard.