Iridium has agreed to combine with an affiliate of New York investment bank Greenhill & Co. as part of a strategy to raise $500 million in seed capital for deployment of its next-generation satellite communications network.
Arinc Direct has expanded its SkyLink broadband satellite communications network to include “substantial” coverage of the Caribbean, Central America and part of South America. SES Americom is using its Ku-band satellite NSS-7 to provide satellite coverage for the region. Arinc conducted beta tests of the SkyLink coverage from the Gulf of Mexico to northern Peru.
Iridium has agreed to combine with an affiliate of New York investment bank Greenhill & Co. as part of a strategy to raise $500 million in seed capital for deployment of it next-generation satellite communications network.
“I want what I want, when I want it.” It sounds like the petulant voice of a pampered diva, or a corporate executive with delusions of grandeur. Actually, it’s pretty much any of us. Perhaps not in such a demanding fashion, but we’d all like to have what we want when we want it. And that is pretty much the driving force behind business aircraft cabin furnishings and equipment.
After years of development and months of anticipation, Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite aeronautical data service is finally poised for takeoff.
A new inflight medical diagnostic system is being launched here at the NBAA show, claiming to be cheaper and easier to use than existing equipment. EMS-Link (Booth No. 2079) is priced at $9,980 per aircraft annually and, according to company CEO Paul Egan, requires absolutely no training for cabin crew.
DeCrane Aircraft Holdings’ e-Cabin.Connect system, featuring long-awaited 512-kbps high-speed in-flight Internet access, is in the final stage of testing and the El Segundo, Calif.-based company expects to begin deliveries by late December.
International Communications Group (ICG) has created an interface between its NxtLink Iridium satellite communication systems and the Tempus remote medical monitoring system from global medical security specialist RDT of the UK. Recent testing showed NxtLink provides Tempus with reliable access to an RS232 port for data transmissions, as well as with additional ports for fax or voice communication.
Duncan Aviation said it has completed installation of an EMS Satcom eNfusion HSD-400 satellite communications system in a Bombardier Challenger 601-3R. The satcom hardware allows passengers to use their personal Wi-Fi devices, BlackBerrys, iPhones and other data communication gear in flight in two of three worldwide satellite regions that are available now.
The first commercially available airborne Internet link for business jets has arrived in the form of Swift64, a global satcom data service from Inmarsat designed to rival the data transfer rates of ground-based ISDN connections.