Row 44 has received Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval to provide broadband connectivity on transatlantic flights, using the T11N North Atlantic oceanic coverage satellite. “This license creates complete seamlessness for Row 44’s broadband across the Atlantic,” said chief commercial officer Howard Lefkowitz.
Aviation International News » February 2011
Embraer has selected Sennheiser to provide its HMEC 26 active noise-reduction headsets for the Phenom 100 and 300, Lineage 1000 and E170 through E195 airliners.
Intelsat’s Galaxy 15 geostationary satellite, which ceased broadcasting the Waas signal covering some airports in Alaska on December 16, is now back under control.
Embraer’s Phenom 300 has received approval for the upgrade to Garmin’s synthetic vision technology (SVT). The FAA, EASA and Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil have all approved SVT for the Phenom 300’s Prodigy flight deck. SVT shows a color-coded 3-D “visual topographic landscape” derived from Garmin’s terrain-alerting database.
Thrane & Thrane recently introduced its Aviator wireless handset, a device designed to work with the Danish satcom specialist’s Aviator SwiftBroadband system. The pairing allows users to receive in-flight calls, so pilots can contact the ground and passengers can make personal and business calls.
Colt International is now offering a “turnkey solution” for flight departments that must comply with the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS). The aviation fuel, flight support and insurance provider said its new Emission Reporting Program will ensure that operators comply with the March 31 deadline to submit verified 2010 emissions data.
Jeppesen added fatigue risk management (FRM) functionality to its Crew Management System suite, furthering its work to prevent and mitigate fatigue risk in crew planning and operation. According to the company, the FRM solution takes into consideration crewmembers’ predicted levels of fatigue when generating and maintaining crew schedules.
Fulfilling a campaign promise, newly installed Florida governor Rick Scott directed the state to sell the state’s two business airplanes–a 2000 Beechcraft King Air 350 and a 2003 Cessna Citation Bravo. His predecessor, Charlie Crist, made frequent use of these aircraft, as the airlines offer few intrastate nonstop flights and Florida’s geographical shape can make for lengthy drives.
Corporate Angel Network arranged corporate flights to specialized treatment for a record 3,021 cancer patients last year, a 9-percent increase over the previous high of 2,778 and 21 percent more than in 2009. “This record demonstrates the interest major corporations have in supporting cancer patients through CAN, even during challenging times when flights were being cut back,” said CAN executive director Peter Fleiss.
As general aviation slowly takes hold in China, light aircraft manufacturer Cirrus has partnered with city and airport authorities to establish a new FBO at Zhuhai Airport. The 30,000-sq-ft facility was completed in November, and the backers held an opening ceremony during Airshow China.
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