Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Aircell Releases ATG 2000
Gogo subsidiary Aircell unveiled a new equipment package providing Internet and voice service for business jets Monday, ATG 2000.
The new package provides Internet and voice services for light jets and turboprops with fewer users at "affordable" prices, the company said. Travel Management Company (TMC) has been announced as the launch customer for ATG 200, and will be adding the system to its entire light jet charter fleet--nearly 70 aircraft in total.
"Among other segments, we expect it to be a popular option for light jets and turboprops, as well as for customers replacing MagnaStar systems prior to the Airfone shutdown on Dec. 31 this year," said John Wade, executive vice president of Aircell.
Aircell designed ATG 2000 specifically for the business aviation market, as the system can connect up to three personal devices and allows up to two simultaneous voice calls. The $57,000 system does not support streaming video and audio services, which Aircell says will help manage monthly service costs by naturally curbing the amount of data consumption.
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