Beechcraft Expands Wi-Fi Internet Connectivity Offering

 - December 5, 2013, 5:15 AM

Beechcraft recently certified a range of wireless in-flight connectivity equipment to fit low- and high-occupancy aircraft and has begun installations.

ATG 2000, a new Aircell equipment package that provides Gogo Biz Internet and voice service, is available with certified Wi-Fi as an upgrade through Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) for most Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft.

The Wichita-based OEM is offering introductory incentives to operators who purchase an ATG 2000 through the end of the year. The ATG 2000 allows up to two simultaneous voice calls and as many as two devices for text messaging.

For aircraft that require more advanced features or connections for more user devices, Beechcraft has certified installation of Aircell’s ATG 4000 and ATG 5000 systems in the King Air 250 and 350i, and HBS offers upgrades on King Airs and Hawkers already in service.

Beechcraft says its technicians have installed more than 50 of the Aircell ATG systems in the past six months, among them 25 ATG 2000s.