Raytheon has selected AirCell’s ST 3100 satcom system as standard equipment on the Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet.
Already standard or optional on nearly two dozen aircraft worldwide, the ST 3100 operates on the Iridium satellite system, providing pilots and passengers with all-altitude and all-latitude coverage worldwide.
The ST 3100 is currently offered on Raytheon’s Hawker 850XP and 400XP, as well as on the Beechcraft Premier IA, King Air 350 and King Air B200. It will be incorporated with the first retail Hawker deliveries and will come with AirCell cordless handsets.
New handsets will be included with all ST 3100 shipments for after-market installations, and also as a retrofit item for existing installations on a plug-and-play basis. They come in three colors and four styles, from permanent cradles to modular plugs.
Among the handset key features are full-color display with intuitive graphics menus, noise reduction, integrated headset/earbud jack, internal phonebook for number storage and speed-dialing and a number of user-customized settings.
The Hawker 4000 received provisional approval from the FAA in December 2004 but has yet to receive full certification, which Raytheon hopes to obtain by December. The composite-fuselage twinjet has a projected max range of 3,341 nm at 423 knots with four passengers.