Arinc last month completed the first integration and testing of an eXchange/SkyLink broadband Internet system aboard a Boeing Business Jet. The installation combined Rockwell Collins’s eXchange satellite broadband avionics with Arinc’s SkyLink Ku-band satellite service.
Trans-Exec Private Jets, a charter operator based in Van Nuys, Calif., claims to be “the first private jet company to have installed advanced, global in-flight, high-speed wireless Internet service.” The system is the eNfusion System 6 package from EMS Satcom and, according to Trans-Exec, it provides service worldwide “over land or water.” It allows Trans-Exec passengers to access e-mail and the Internet through their own Wi-Fi-capable BlackB
Seems like the buzz about social media is never ending these days–so much so, in fact, that you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has not heard of a blog or a podcast. That’s the good news. The bad news is that digging a bit deeper, you’ll probably find that most folks are almost clueless about why they should spend any time reading or listening to one, much less building one of their own.
It goes without saying that the development of the Internet is one of the most significant achievements in history. The ability to mass communicate without geographic or time limitations allows even the smallest company to have international market potential at practically no cost. Yet while a company such as eBay, the online auction Web site, has capitalized on the Internet’s potential, aviation has yet to fully embrace it.
Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite Internet service is available so far on only a handful of business jets, and one of them was parked at TAG Aviation throughout last month’s Farnborough International Airshow.
Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite Internet service is available on only a small handful of business jets, and one of them is here at TAG Aviation on the far side of the airfield.
There’s a new domain name on the Internet: dot-areo. Gulf Coast Avionics Corp. has announced the launch of www.GCA.aero, a departure from the mob of dot-coms and one that simplifies access to the company’s site serving business and general aviation. Dot-aero is the domain of aviation, a new name reserved exclusively for the aviation community.
Teledyne Controls, exclusive distributor of Raytheon’s MagnaStar airborne telephone system, introduced its SmartCabin Office concept at a Monday morning press conference here at NBAA.
Jeppesen recently announced the release of two flight-planning interfaces, one browser-based and one using TCP/IP communication protocol, for its JetPlan flight-planning software.
Inflightonline, provider of e-mail, Internet content and in-flight connectivity services, re- cently announced the availability of its Secure Access products for business aviation.