GENEVA, SWITZERLAND [EBACE] – May 22, 2007 – Aircell is pleased to announce that it has received EASA certification for its flagship satcom system – Aircell Axxess™ – aboard a Cessna Citation 650.
“The popularity and acceptance of Aircell products continues to grow dramatically in Europe,” said Jean-Luc Rosenfeld, Aircell’s European sales & operations manager. “We’re proud of this latest EASA certification and look forward to continuing our rapid growth.”
RUAG Aerospace’s Jörg Gorkenant said, “Aircell Axxess is a very capable system and the customer is very pleased with it. From a support standpoint, Aircell continues to be a very responsive company to work with, especially with a representative based right here in the region,” he concluded. Aircell satcom systems are in the EASA certification process for several additional aircraft types, with completion expected soon.
Many of Europe’s most respected installation facilities are Aircell dealers, including Business and Commuter Aircraft (Lyon, France), Stork Fokker AESP (the Netherlands), and Sabena Technics (Dinard, France). Aircell continues to be active with European airframe OEM’s and their U.S. counterparts, including Dassault, Piaggio and Pilatus. Aircell systems are also operating aboard the fleet of Europe’s leading fractional ownership operator. Aircell has EASA Part 145 approval (certificate reference number EASA.145.5595).
Aircell® is the leader in global airborne telecommunications for the Business Aviation market. Its products are offered by virtually every fixed- and rotor-wing airframe manufacturer in business aviation, and are installed aboard the world’s four largest fractional ownership fleets. A single-source, turnkey provider of equipment, service, and technical support, Aircell simplifies airborne communications and keeps you In Touch, In Flight®.
The 2006 winner of the FCC’s exclusive broadband frequency license, Aircell is also pioneering a revolutionary new wireless broadband system for North America. Available only from Aircell, it will include robust Wi-Fi hotspots that enable airline passengers to surf the Internet, use e-mail, and log on to their corporate VPN’s using their personal 802.11a/b/g-equipped Wi-Fi data devices. The system will also offer airline operational communications capabilities and provide a path to a wealth of future cabin services.
Set for introduction in 2008, the new broadband service will also be available to business aircraft operators, offering a similar set of features.
Aircell (www.aircell.com) has facilities in Louisville, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois, USA.