Iridium Satellite LLC

November 13, 2006 - 5:47am

Raytheon has selected AirCell’s ST 3100 satcom system as standard equipment on the Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet.

Already standard or optional on nearly two dozen aircraft worldwide, the ST 3100 operates on the Iridium satellite system, providing pilots and passengers with all-altitude and all-latitude coverage worldwide.    

November 1, 2006 - 8:56am

Iridium has entered into preliminary discussions with satellite manufacturers about potential replacements for its network of low-earth-orbit communications satellites. The company is in the early stages of developing a satellite replacement strategy, according to a spokesman, who said the company plans to start serious design work around 2009.

October 30, 2006 - 10:25am

Iridium said the number of aircraft fitted with its satellite communications equipment has grown by more than 100 percent in the last year. Iridium subscribers in the aviation market recently surpassed 5,000, the company announced, adding that the number of aircraft fitted with Iridium-based data systems has grown 200 percent in the last 12 months.

October 16, 2006 - 7:41am

As it usually does, news from the cockpit avionics front featured prominently at the Aircraft Electronics Association’s annual convention, held this year April 27 to 30 in Grapevine, Texas. Manufacturers showed off their latest cockpit wares at the primarily dealer-attended event, from full glass flight decks to boxes designed to add capability to the glass displays.

October 12, 2006 - 6:41am

Fractional provider NetJets has ordered 50 AirCell ST 3100 Iridium satellite communication systems for its fleet of Hawker 400XP light business jets. The satellite phones will be installed in the 400XPs before retail delivery at Raytheon Aircraft Services in San Antonio, in the coming months, according to AirCell, which began marketing Iridium services in 2002.

October 9, 2006 - 8:33am

At the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in May, Rockwell Collins announced completion of AirCell’s ST 3100 Iridium satellite communication system for the Airshow 4000 in-flight information system.

The ST 3100 satcom gives aircraft operators access to worldwide voice and data services at all altitudes and on the ground through Iridium’s network of 66 low-earth-orbit satellites.

October 2, 2006 - 2:39pm

Rockwell Collins has issued a service information letter approving Blue Sky Network’s Iridium satellite phone system as a qualified data channel for its Airshow 4000 moving map and information system. It is also approved for the current fleet of Airshow Network (Genesys) users.

September 28, 2006 - 11:38am

Wingspeed Corp. is unveiling a pair of new XLLink Iridium voice/datalink systems today that the company said will provide access to affordable flight tracking, two-way text messaging, voice calling and the aircraft communication addressing and reporting system (Acars) data service.

September 27, 2006 - 4:34am

Cessna Aircraft has selected Axxess, an Iridium-based cabin information system from AirCell, as a factory option for the Citation X, Sovereign and XLS. Axxess, introduced at the NBAA Convention in November, is a wireless broadband-ready satcom system designed for midsize to large business jets. The standard Axxess system includes two Iridium satellite communications channels for voice and narrowband data services.

September 15, 2006 - 11:31am

Avionics dealers were treated to sneak previews of the latest must-have airborne hardware at the Aircraft Electronics Association’s annual convention in late April, held at the Wyndham Palm Springs in (very) sunny Southern California.

 
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