Londonderry, N.H.-based Pro Star Aviation has received FAA STC approval for the installation of a Thrane & Thrane Aviator 200 SwiftBroadband System with Wi-Fi for installation in the Pilatus PC-12/45/47/47E. According to Pro Star, the Thrane & Thrane satellite communication system is the lightest, most compact airborne broadband solution on the market and simultaneously provides ramp to altitude worldwide data and voice. The Aviator 200 allows email, Internet browsing and smartphone connectivity.
Earlier this month a BeechJet 400A left Fort Lauderdale’s Banyan Air Service for Argentina outfitted with the Thrane & Thrane Aviator 200 Swift Broadband system. “About half our customer base is in South America, and that market is about to explode,” Brian Wilson, Banyan’s director of avionics, told AIN.
Landmark Aviation made its Bay Area debut last month at Oakland International Airport. The new site occupies Hangar 5 and half of hangar 3 on the airport’s North Field, which was formerly part of Kaiser Air’s FBO until its lease on those facilities expired.
As more and more business and private jets travel farther abroad, often to airports where ground security is minimal at best and nonexistent at worst, Otonomy Aviation has a growing line of solutions.
Rockwell Collins has developed a touchscreen interface for the Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, the company announced on Sunday at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. While no OEM yet has ordered Pro Line Fusion with the touchscreen interface, the touchscreen capability will be certified in 2013 and it is expected to appear in future Pro Line Fusion cockpits.
Rockwell Collins announced Sunday at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that its engineers have developed a touchscreen interface for the Pro Line Fusion avionics suite.
Among the new products introduced at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention & Trade Show on March 23 were Honeywell’s new KSN 770 touchscreen navigator, the new GTN 650/750 touchscreen panel-mount navigators from Garmin and something that many have been waiting for, voice capability for Aircell’s Gogo Biz airborne telecom system, along with a new Aircell Android-based cabin smartphon
Long-awaited successors to the 14-year-old Garmin GNS 430/530-series navcoms were unveiled yesterday at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) show in Reno, ushering in the era of touchscreen displays with the new GTN 650/750 panel-mount navcom units. The new GTN 650 and 750 are already certified and installable under an FAA-approved model list STC applicable to most Part 23 aircraft. Garmin started delivering the new navcoms today.
Satcom solutions provider SkyTrac Systems (Booth No. 4106) is launching SkyWeb Mobile for iPhone, Blackberry and Android smartphones at Heli-Expo 2011.
The $12,500 price tag on ASiQ’s mobile phone app might seem pricey, but by comparison with the $500,000 private jet mobile phone systems currently in service, it seems reasonable.
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