Flyht Offering Portable Iridium Communicator
Canada-based Flyht Aerospace Solutions has begun shipping its Dragon portable Iridium satcom device, which uses Apple’s iPad as an interface. Users can make voice and data calls over the Iridium network anywhere in the world. The Dragon device can also be used for flight following services. Because it is portable, no supplemental type certificate is required, and the Dragon does not need to be installed in the aircraft. Price of the Dragon is $10,000, plus annual service charges. The launch customer for Dragon is DAC Aviation International, which purchased five units for voice and data services in Cessna Caravans flying humanitarian missions in Africa.