Aircell

June 4, 2008 - 6:12am

Aircell announced that it will charge a flat monthly fee of $1,495 for unlimited access to its air-to-ground broadband data service by business aviation users. “We believe all-you-can-use pricing makes the most sense for the business aviation market,” said CEO Jack Blumenstein, adding that per-passenger pricing models will be rolled out for fractional jet owners after the broadband service debuts later this year.

June 2, 2008 - 9:30am

The Aircraft Electronics Association’s annual convention, held April 23 through 26 near Washington, D.C., served as a bustling venue for more than two dozen new-product introductions, many of them geared toward satisfying the entertainment and communications needs of passengers.

May 19, 2008 - 6:07am

Airborne cellular communications provider AirCell has announced a partnership with Control Vision, a Pittsburg, Kan. developer of airborne weather information products. The agreement calls for Control Vision to provide graphical weather data downloaded to a pilot’s personal digital assistant (PDA). AirCell said its ground cellular network is now compatible with Control Vision’s Anywhere Wx software.

May 17, 2008 - 11:34pm

Following a somewhat protracted rollout, the availability of end-user airborne broadband services now appears ready to meet the burgeoning demand from business aircraft operators and their passengers. And much of this technology is being demonstrated here at EBACE this week.

May 9, 2008 - 6:45am

Passengers flying on the company jet may soon be allowed to use their personal cellphones to make and receive calls.

May 7, 2008 - 5:00am

Broomfield, Colo.-based AirCell has introduced two new airborne telecommunications products based on Iridium satcom technology. The first, the AST 3500, combines an air-to-ground cellphone with an Iridium satellite receiver and antenna, while the second, the ST 3100, relies exclusively on the Iridium link. Deliveries of the new products, said AirCell, are scheduled to begin next month.

May 6, 2008 - 9:09am

AirCell’s AGT.02 airborne cellular telecommunications system has been certified for use on the Beech Premier I. The AirCell option provides Premier I customers with full-time telephone, fax, e-mail and Internet access capabilities to and from the aircraft. The system will be available as a factory option by year-end.

May 6, 2008 - 5:55am

AirCell and Iridium Satellite have reached an agreement that will allow AirCell to offer Iridium-based satellite communications products and services. As part of the agreement, AirCell is expanding its airborne telecommunications product line by developing new Iridium-based products to be offered through AirCell’s existing network of U.S. dealers, as well as through a newly formed network of international dealers.

April 29, 2008 - 10:11am

Aircell said it will charge a flat monthly fee of $1,495 for unlimited access to its air-to-ground broadband data service by business aviation users.

April 21, 2008 - 10:51am

AirCell Inc. and Iridium Satellite LLC have reached an agreement that would allow AirCell to offer Iridium-based satellite communications products and services. As part of the agreement, AirCell is expanding its airborne telecommunications product line by developing new Iridium-based products to be offered through AirCell’s existing network of U.S. dealers, as well as through a newly formed and expanding network of international dealers.

 
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