Hotspot

September 4, 2013 - 4:15am

Aviation Modification Leaders (AML) of Denton, Texas, completed the first installation of its high-speed AML 200 cabin router in a Piaggio Avanti.

The new carry-on/carry-off technology acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot and requires no STC. It allows up to 10 passengers in the aircraft simultaneous airborne access to Swiftbroadband Internet service worldwide (excluding polar regions) as well as a full complement of standard Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities with any personal electronic device, regardless of brand.

May 31, 2011 - 12:43pm

Satcom1 is now providing Aviator 200 services in Europe and claims to be the first to do so. Thrane & Thrane unveiled the Aviator at last year’s Ebace, touting it as the smallest, lightest equipment available for obtaining Inmarsat broadband services on aircraft.

May 29, 2011 - 3:10pm

Satcom1 is now providing Aviator 200 services in Europe and claims to be the first to do so. Thrane & Thrane unveiled the Aviator at last year’s EBACE, touting it as the smallest, lightest equipment available for obtaining Inmarsat broadband services on aircraft.

January 12, 2011 - 11:42am

Banyan Air Service received the first STC for the SwiftBroadBand 200 class of service in the U.S. The Aviator 200 is a lightweight Inmarsat-based system that provides a Wi-Fi hotspot in an aircraft. According to Brian Wilson, Banyan Air Service director of avionics, it supports Wi-Fi-enabled PDA devices such as the BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad.

September 25, 2007 - 2:37pm

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.

December 21, 2006 - 6:18am

Sky-Nets, which offers free wireless Internet (WiFi) systems to FBOs, released the results of a survey of FBOs, assessing their level of WiFi adoption. The survey polled 380 U.S. FBOs and found that 73 percent of FBOs at larger airports (more than 30,000 movements) offer WiFi and 45 percent of FBOs at smaller airports offer WiFi.

December 7, 2006 - 10:51am

The FCC has approved AirCell’s air-to-ground frequency license, clearing the way for the Louisville, Colo. company to begin rolling out the ground infrastructure to support its new broadband communications service.

November 9, 2006 - 5:15am

AirCell displayed the newly certified wireless function of its Axxess flagship satcom system at last month’s NBAA Convention. Axxess was certified in April and hardware already exists in systems currently in service to allow a field software upgrade that will activate the wireless function mode.

November 8, 2006 - 6:55am

AirCell (Both No. 2085) is displaying the newly certified wireless function of its Axxess flagship satcom system. Axxess was certified in April and hardware already exists in systems in service that will allow a software field upgrade that will activate the wireless function mode.

November 8, 2006 - 4:45am

AirCell displayed at the NBAA Convention the newly certified wireless function of its Axxess satcom system for business jets. With the wireless function enabled, Axxess provides an 802.11bg wireless hotspot aboard the airplane.

 
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