|TrueNorth will manufacture the Mini-router/WAP for BendixKing’s GA in-flight connectivity system. Photo: BendixKing
[Avionics Today 05-03-2016] BendixKing, a division of Honeywell, has selected TrueNorth Avionics to develop the AeroWave Router, a mini-router/Wireless Access Point (WAP) for the BendixKing AeroWave 100 High-Speed Internet System. The router is designed to allow General Aviation (GA) aircraft passengers and pilots to use their own phones, tablets and other Wi-Fi devices in-flight.
“As part of the system, our integrated mini-router/wireless access point brings communications capabilities previously reserved for long-range aircraft into the cabins of light aircraft like Cessna Citations and Bombardier Learjets. With certified Wi-Fi people can stay connected inflight,” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth CEO.
As part of the AeroWave 100 system, the AeroWave Router enables certified Wi-Fi on light, very light and medium jet and turboprop aircraft. The router comes with an installation kit and an externally mounted antenna, and is compatible with TrueNorth’s external Wi-Fi antenna.