NBAA2010: Bombardier selects Aircell

Aircell is now available as original equipment at every major manufacturer in the business aviation industry thanks to the selection by Bombardier of Aircell inflight connectivity systems as factory options for the Learjet and Challenger business jet families.

The systems, which provide connectivity and communications features including internet, voice, email and more.
Bombardier selected the Aircel Axxess Cabin Communications System for multiple channels of global voice and narrow-band data services via Iridium Satellite along with essential, network-neutral cabin infrastructure. The system is featured on the Learjet 40 line as well as the Challenger 300 and 605.
Also available is Aircell’s SwiftBroadband Solution which provides data connectivity for e-mail and light Internet service via the Inmarsat I-4 satellites. It is powered by Thrane & Thrane. Finally, its new project Gogo Biz Inflight Internet which provides data connectivity for full-speed Internet service via the Aircell Network in the continental United States.“In the current business context, being connected is a necessity for the majority of executives, and customer expectations for airborne connectivity have grown,” said Brant Dahlfors, Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Vice President, U.S. Sales. “Our customers use aircraft to increase productivity and efficiency, and they expect a full online experience while they fly. For connectivity in the U.S., Gogo Biz provides exactly what our customers need – it’s a full-speed Internet connection like people expect on the ground. For operations outside the U.S., Aircell’s SwiftBroadband solution is perfect for global e-mail and light Internet.” he concluded.

Kathryn B. Creedy, US correspondent,
Atlanta, GA

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