Moline, IL, March 24, 2014 – Elliott Aviation, the only Independent Hawker Authorized Service Center east of the Rocky
Mountains, today announced their FAA STC approval for the activation and use of all Aircell Wi-Fi products in Hawker 800/850/900/1000. This includes the newly announced ATG 2000 and ST 4300 as well as the ATG 5000, ATG 4000 and the Aviator 200 and 300/350 and Gogo Vision with UCS 5000 media server. The STC allows airplane activation for all Wi-Fi standards including A, B, G and N. In addition, Elliott Aviation delivered the first installation of an ATG 2000 in a Hawker 125 series on March 19, 2014.
The Aircell ATG 2000 is a more affordable cabin broadband wireless system aimed at mid and light sized jets and turboprops that will allow passengers to connect to the internet on their laptop, smartphone and tablets. In addition to internet, voice service is available on either Gogo OnePhone cabin handsets or on personal devices via the Gogo Text & Talk service. The service also allows passengers to use their own smartphones for calling and texting in flight with their own mobile number.
In addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, the STC allows operation of Aircell’s all-in-one cabin entertainment suite, Gogo Vision. Gogo Vision is business aviation’s first turn-key, on-demand, in-flight entertainment system that puts movies, TV episodes, news, weather, flight progress and more at your fingertips. It allows access to a full library of some of the best titles in entertainment from personal tablets and laptops. The service is delivered by Aircell’s UCS 5000 which is an all-in-one smart router and media server.
“This STC allows Hawker operators multiple options,” said Mark Wilken, Director of Avionics Sales at Elliott Aviation. “The nice thing about it is you can buy the product that best fits your needs.”
Elliott Aviation is the only independently owned Hawker Authorized Service Center east of the Rocky Mountains. They are also an authorized service center for Phenom 100/300, Beechjet/Hawker 400XP, Premier, King Air, Baron and Bonanza. In addition, they are a Part 145 repair station for Challenger 601, Lear 45, TBM and multiple Citation airframes.
About Elliott Aviation:
Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint and interior, charter and aircraft management. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA). More information can be found at www.elliottaviation.com.
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.