Posted on: 07 December 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Thrane & Thrane is showcasing the innovative AVIATOR 200 for the first time to the Middle East business aviation community at MEBA.The presentation at MEBA swiftly follows receiving Inmarsat Type Approval after the successful installation and testing onboard a Cessna Citation business jet.Through utilizing a combination of proven avionics and antenna technologies the AVIATOR 200 offers reliable and affordable connectivity within a compact and lightweight package, ensuring the system’s suitability for the broadest range of aircraft possible.“The launch of the AVIATOR 200 has made high-speed internet a viable option for smaller business aircraft that previously wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of SwiftBroadband because of weight and cost limitations,” commented Shaun Flanagan, Aeronautical Sales Director EMEA & Asia, Thrane & Thrane. ”Small business aircraft will now be able to stay connected via an extensive range of services including voice, internet and email.”The AVIATOR 200 solution simultaneously provides data speeds up to 200 Kbps and a single AMBE 2 channel for voice calls. Data and voice services can be accessed via wired or wireless connections built into the AVIATOR 200, alleviating the need for external wired and wireless routers. AVIATOR 200 introduces in-flight broadband communication to an entirely new segment of users, particularly where weight and space may be critical considerations. Designed in accordance with Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband 200 service, Thrane & Thrane engineers have significantly reduced overall system size and weight as well as cost and complexity of aircraft modifications required to install the system.