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Astronics Aerosat Scores First Flightstream VVIP Customer

By Juliet Van Wagenen | April 10, 2015
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Business passengers on laptop. Photo: Gogo
Business passengers on laptop. Photo: Gogo

[Avionics Today 04-10-2015] Astronics AeroSat has announced its first VVIP customer for its satellite broadband In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution, FliteStream. Associated Air Center, StandardAero's Large Transport Category VVIP completions center, in Dallas, Texas will perform the initial FliteStream installation aboard a new Boeing 747-8 for an undisclosed customer. As part of the complete FliteStream solution, Astronics AeroSat will be providing the full installation design and Standard Type Certificate (STC) data package.

 
"Because the FliteStream connectivity service is not shared with commercial airline passengers, it offers a more robust and predictable broadband experience that's not susceptible to choke points in areas of high density airline traffic, making it extremely attractive to VVIP customers,” said Astronics Aerosat’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Skip Feher.

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