Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Iridium OpenPort Aero Wins STC
Greenwich AeroGroup's Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of the Iridium OpenPort Aero system on the Bombardier Challenger 601-3A/3R, 604 and 605 models.
The mobile broadband system leverages Iridium’s worldwide network of satellites, allowing users to stay connected anywhere in the world including from the middle of the Pacific Ocean to the Poles via Wi-Fi to their Smartphone, tablet or laptop.
“OpenPort Aero significantly enhances how business and communication can be achieved in the air,” said Greenwich AeroGroup’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Daniel Lafrance. “We are excited to be able to partner with LiveTV Satellite Systems to provide this innovative solution to both fixed wing and rotorcraft operators.”
OpenPort Aero provides bi-directional optimized speeds of up to 300kbps and includes three independent phone lines, enabling simultaneous voice and data connectivity.
Additional aircraft model STC’s are planned for next year for both fixed wing and rotorcraft.