Hawker Beechcraft (Booth No. 6159) has announced AirCell’s Axxess II satcom system is now a factory option on new 900XP midsize and 750 light-midsize jets. The option was developed through an STC awarded to the Hawker Beechcraft Little Rock, Ark. alteration station. The system will be provisioned for equipment operating on AirCell’s exclusive broadband frequency, available next year, or the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband service. Wireless capabilities include a WiFi “hotspot” that, with a broadband link, can be used for laptops, PDAs and other WiFi cabin devices. AirCell Axxess has two channels of Iridium voice with full PBX functionality.
“This is the first STC by our new designated alteration station in Little Rock,” said Brad Hatt, president, commercial sales for Hawker Beechcraft. “I anticipate we will see many more.”