EBACE2011: Aircell to offer Cessna inflight connectivity

Beginning in 2012, Aircell’s Aviator 300 inflight connectivity system will be available as an option on Cessna Aircraft Company’s new Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X business aircraft.

The Aviator 300 will be fully integrated with the Aircell Axxess cabin system, seamlessly delivering a robust, global inflight connectivity experience. Passengers and crew can send and receive e-mail with attachments, surf the web, access a corporate VPN and more, using their own Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, tablets, electronic flight bags, and smartphones. They can also place and receive voice calls using integrated cabin handsets.
“The demand for inflight connectivity continues to increase rapidly – it’s quickly becoming a vital element of the travel experience,” commented Mark Paolucci, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Cessna Aircraft Company. “With today’s announcement, we’re proud to offer our midsize-aircraft customers a complete menu of inflight connectivity services straight from the factory.”
The Aircell connectivity systems to be offered on Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X aircraft, include: Aviator 300, Axxess and ATG 4000.
Aircell’s Executive Vice President & General Manager, Business Aviation Services, John Wade declared, “The Aviator 300 is an ideal solution for affordable, global connectivity. Aircell products are now available on nearly every aircraft in Cessna’s turbine product line, and we’re proud to extend our longstanding relationship with this agreement."

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