Farnborough AirShow, July 19, 2010… Innotech Aviation of Montreal has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada for its I-Ku (pronounced I-Q) broadband network installation on the Bombardier Global Express series of business jets. The system allows worldwide data and voice connectivity, with speeds reaching 10 Mbps. The current industry achievement is approximately 2 Mbps.
Using proprietary software applications developed by Innotech, either retrofit or ‘green aircraft’ installation will allow simultaneous access to video conferencing, live TV, on-demand movies, Voice over IP (VOIP), Voice Wi-Fi and the Internet. In conjunction with ViaSat of Carlsbad, California, the system uses Ku-band satellite networks to provide worldwide coverage and larger bandwidth capabilities.
Innotech director, sales and marketing, Tony Rawlinson said, I-Ku makes the Global Express series truly a connected-worldwide aircraft. Now, with I-Ku, you can have that connection, anywhere. Laptop, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad - they all connect to this system, simultaneously. I-Ku contributes significantly to the efficiency of all those who use aircraft for vital business operations.
‘’We continue to lead the industry in the development of targeted technologies for the business aviation community; advances that truly keep pace with the development of long-range aircraft. I-Ku is just the latest of these frontiers.’’
The I-Ku system can be installed in approximately 10 days, depending on the aircraft configuration, and represents a minimal weight increase of about 80 lbs.
The Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group, a uniquely structured subsidiary of IMP Group International, Inc., has 850 employees in locations across Canada and the US.
Innotech-Execaire is Canada’s premier business aircraft organization, acting as the country’s Cessna Citation Authorized Sales Representative (ASR). Since Execaire was named Citation ASR in 1994, it has sold more new business jets in Canada than any other company, growing the Citation fleet to the largest in the country.
Specializing in business aircraft sales, interior completions, paint, service, repair & overhaul, NDT, interior/exterior refurbishing, flight operations, aircraft management and charters, and supported by FBOs, the group holds a wide variety of sales and service designations and authorizations.
IMP Group International Inc. is a diversified multinational Canadian corporation with 3,500 employees in four countries. The company has extensive interests in aerospace, manufacturing, airlines and general aviation services, industrial marine products, real estate and hotels.