Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Aircell Gains FAA Certification for Business Aviation Internet

Aircell received full FAA certification (STC and PMA) for its new High Speed Internet system in the business aviation market. Aircell confirmed that shipments have commenced three months ahead of schedule. The system's first installation has been completed by Midcoast Aviation aboard a Bombardier Challenger 605 operated by a Midwest-based flight department.

Aircell High Speed Internet system allows passengers and crews to use their own Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, to surf the Web, send and receive e-mail with attachments, Instant Message, access their corporate VPN and much more - all in flight at full mobile broadband speeds.

The Aircell Network utilizes 3G mobile wireless technology, operating in the continental U.S. over an advanced network of ground stations and Aircell's exclusive broadband air-to-ground spectrum.

Aircell's High Speed Internet unit for business aviation (ATG 4000) weighs just 11 pounds and its two belly-mounted antennae weigh just 1.25 pounds each.

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