Aircell Selects Midcoast Aviation as 2008 Dealer of the Year

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircell, the world’s leading provider of airborne communications, announces the selection of Midcoast Aviation at St. Louis Downtown Airport as its 2008 Dealer of the Year. The award is based on a combination of factors, including commitment to serving customers, technical expertise, and sales performance demonstrated during the year. The award was presented during the Aircraft Electronics Association’s annual convention held recently in Dallas.

“Midcoast is proud to be selected as Aircell’s Dealer of the Year for 2008,” said Mike Coate, senior vice president, sales, Midcoast Aviation. “Aircell is a company that continues to innovate and deliver airborne communications systems that our customers want. Their Aircell® High Speed Internet system and SwiftBroadband solution are the hottest products on the market right now – ideally suited for companies looking to squeeze every ounce of productivity and efficiency out of their travel time,” concluded Mike.

Andrew Geist, Senior Vice President, Business Aviation Solutions, Aircell, said, “Our worldwide dealer and distributor network is a critical link in serving customers. Across the board, the Midcoast team is top-notch. By doing such an exemplary job embracing Aircell’s new technologies, Midcoast does a great service to aircraft operators that wish to stay connected in flight. We’re very pleased to have them as our Dealer of the Year,” concluded Geist.

Aircell products are represented exclusively through a worldwide network of more than 200 dealers and distributors. Previous Aircell Dealer of the Year award winners are:

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About Midcoast Aviation

Midcoast Aviation, an affiliate of the Jet Aviation Group of Companies, is a full-service AS9100-certified aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider. The company employs more than 2,000 people at the St. Louis Downtown Airport location and its satellites in Boston/Bedford, MA; Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO; Palm Beach, FL, and Teterboro, NJ, including the recently acquired MRO and completions facility Savannah Air Center. Midcoast Aviation is a Dassault Falcon, Bombardier, Hawker Beechcraft and Embraer authorized service center and also a Gulfstream center of expertise. For more information, visit .

About Aircell

Aircell is the world’s leading provider of airborne communications and a single-source, turnkey provider of equipment, service, and technical support. 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. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary new mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell® Network and its inflight portal, known as Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. The Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell’s vision is to give everyone the ability to stay In Touch, In Flight®. For more information about Aircell, please visit

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