Geneva, Switzerland [EBACE 2013] – May 20, 2013 – Aircell, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market, announces that it has signed an agreement with P3 Voith Aerospace GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, to develop several new Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Aviator 200 in-flight connectivity system in the European market.
Under the program, Aircell will provide complete, no-cost STCs to operators installing an Aviator 200 system at an authorized Aircell Dealer and activating a new SwiftBroadband service plan with Aircell. Plans for the first STC in the program are now being finalized, and the company is seeking aircraft to be used as the certification platform for future STCs.
“Providing no charge certification packages to operators will significantly reduce installation costs and allow more people to enjoy the productivity-enhancing benefits of in-flight connectivity in Europe,” said John Wade, Aircell’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “By establishing this program in partnership with members of the European business aviation community, Aircell continues to support the proliferation of in-flight connectivity services.”
For full program details, interested operators are encouraged to contact Jean-Luc Rosenfeld, Aircell’s European Sales Manager, on +41 32 841 2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In related news, Aircell recently became a Distribution Partner and Service Provider for Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband service. Aircell recently debuted its new SwiftBroadband monthly service plans, which feature rates that automatically decrease as data usage increases, no locked pricing requirements and no overage fees. More information about SwiftBroadband and Aircell’s new monthly service plans is available at www.aircell.com/swiftbroadband.
Aircell, a Gogo company, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market. Through a full range of services including voice, high-speed Internet, cockpit data and more, Aircell increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Aircell is an AS9100-certified company serving a global customer base with an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans 6 continents. A trusted brand in airborne communications, Aircell is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer and installed on the world’s largest fractional ownership fleets. The only company to offer equipment for three of the industry’s most popular network technologies – Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Gogo Biz®, Aircell provides advice and solutions addressing any customer need, aircraft type, or geography.
A Collier Trophy nominee and the recipient of several dozen awards for innovation, Aircell is widely credited with many of the industry’s most influential historical achievements, beginning with the groundbreaking airborne cellular concept that launched the company in 1991. Connect with us at www.aircell.com and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aircellbizav.
In his new position, Geist will be responsible for all aspects of Aircell global business aviation sales, marketing, customer service and technical support.
The company is offering solutions over two networks – the Aircell Mobile Broadband Network in North America and Inmarsat SwiftBroadband on a global basis.
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