BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), announces that its business aviation group, Aircell, has unveiled the ST 4300 – a new in-flight communications system for business aircraft.
The ST 4300 combines voice, narrowband data and cockpit data link services into a single unit. Available with one, two or three Iridium voice/narrowband data channels, plus one dedicated Iridium data channel, the system allows business aircraft operators to configure cabin and flight deck communications based on their specific needs and budgets. It provides global service coverage – on the ground and in the air, at all altitudes and latitudes – including the polar regions.
In the future, the ST 4300 is expected to be eligible for FANS (Future Air Navigation System) certification. FANS technologies allow flight crews and air traffic controllers to exchange safety-sensitive flight information – such as clearances, requests and position reporting – via digital data link. This capability is becoming mandatory in a growing number of world regions.
"The ST 4300 is a lightweight, modular communications system that can fill a wide range of cabin and cockpit communications needs," said John Wade, Aircell's Executive Vice President and General Manager. "The system's scalability supports installation as a standalone solution or as one element in an aircraft's comprehensive communications suite," he concluded.
Additional ST 4300 Features
- Integrated 802.11b/g/n Wireless Access Point (WAP)
- PBX functionality for a full-featured voice experience
- Compatibility with the Gogo OnePhone – Aircell's newest cabin handset
- Reduced installation weight and box count through combined functionality
- Availability as a standalone system or paired with systems that provide in-flight Internet service, such as Gogo Biz and SwiftBroadband
Initial ST 4300 system shipments are expected to begin in June 2014. Pricing and availability of the system's FANS capabilities will be announced at a later date.
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, 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 six 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.