NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – March 30, 2007 – International Communications Group (ICG) today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted the company Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) to produce and replace satellite communication systems on Gulfstream G150 executive, high-speed business jets.
Through an agreement with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (GAC), ICG has established a fabrication inspection system conforming to FAA-approved design data. The PMA encompasses ICG's ICS-200 with Fax option and Sigma-7 products.
The ICS-200 incorporates dual Iridium® transceivers with an internal CTU, providing a stand-alone comprehensive communications system that can operate over a single coax and Iridium antenna. The system permits connections of conventional telephony devices or legacy CTU systems through either standard 2-Wire "Tip and Ring" circuits or 4-Wire audio connections. The ICS-200 offers simple operation with standard dialing conventions, and CTU features include intercom calling, call transfer, conferencing and follow-on dialing.
The Sigma-7 retractor reel also offers conventional dialing standards and requires no external power other than a telephone circuit connection. With the option of 2-Wire or 4-Wire, the Sigma-7 can be recessed into a drink rail or bulkhead. This model also features an internal magnetic stripe reader to support credit card calling as well as a special function key to provide enhanced features such as flash transfer and access to programming menus, permitting audio level adjustments, LCD brightness, etc.
"This certification validates the quality of both systems and we are pleased that our products have prevailed under the rigorous testing required for FAA approval," said Jeff Saucedo, vice president of sales and marketing for ICG. "It is always our goal at ICG to not only meet our customers' product needs, but to exceed their service expectations as well."
International Communications Group, Inc. (ICG) of Newport News, Va. is a recognized industry leader in the development of mobile communications integration, automation and management systems. ICG provides products and solutions for aeronautical voice and data services to the general aviation and air transport industries. Implementation of ICG devices provides a comprehensive and often custom solution for any size airframe or application. Products include: CTU systems, corded and cordless handsets, single- and multi-channel Iridium systems and data management devices. Markets for ICG products are the aerospace, military and maritime industries. ICG, a major Iridium value-added manufacturer (VAM) and value-added reseller (VAR), has developed a wide range of Iridium-based solutions and products for mobile satellite communications applications.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (www.gulfstream.com) a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 1,500 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the executive, high-speed Gulfstream G150; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G200; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350; the large-cabin, long-range G450; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500 and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Financial Services Division and Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales. The company employs more than 7,900 people at seven major locations.