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Aircell Will Fund SwiftBroadband STCs For European Operators

 - May 20, 2013, 4:40 AM

Aircell will sponsor the process to obtain supplemental type certificates (STCs) for European operators that choose to have its Aviator 200 SwiftBroadband satellite communications system installed. The company has signed an agreement with P3 Voith Aerospace of Hamburg to develop the STCs for Aviator 200 installations in Europe.

The program includes a complete, no-cost STC for operators that have the Aviator 200 system installed by an authorized Aircell dealer and also activate a new SwiftBroadband service under its monthly plan, said the company.

“Providing no-charge certification packages to operators will significantly reduce installation costs and allow more people to enjoy the productivity-enhancing benefits of in-flight connectivity in Europe,” said John Wade, Aircell executive v-p and general manager. The company is also looking for operators that can provide aircraft for upcoming STC certifications.

Aircell (Booth 543) announced that it was selected as a distribution partner and service provider for Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband service. Features of Aircell’s SwiftBroadband service plans include automatically decreasing rates as data usage increases, no locked pricing requirements and no overage fees, according to the Broomfield, Colorado-based airborne telecom company.­