International Communications Group Granted PMA for NxtMail Server


Newport News, Va. –(September 25, 2009) – International Communications Group (ICG) has received FAA Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA) for its NxtMail Server. NxtMail permits users with WiFi capable BlackBerry® smartphones, iPhone™ mobile devices and selected Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to access E-mail and Mobile Web browsing services anywhere in the world by simply activating the WiFi feature of their devices.

The PMA is supported by a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) granted to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Dallas, Texas for the installation of the system in a Gulfstream 200 (Galaxy) aircraft. “Granting of this PMA adds to our long list of PMA products,” said Armin Jabs, ICG Chief Operations Officer. “It means that our business aviation customers can have the confidence that what they’re putting on their airplanes meet the industry’s highest standards for quality, reliability and performance.”

ICG’s NxtMail Over Iridium can operate concurrently with other on-board data services such as Airshow updates and Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), as well. WiFi capable mobile digital devices are automatically assigned an Internet Provider (IP) address by the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server to provide immediate access to the system without user intervention or set-up beyond what is traditionally required for any conventional Wi-Fi networks. The NxtMail server provides global E-Mail service through either an inexpensive ICG ICS Iridium system or via any Inmarsat Broadband terminal.

About ICG (

International Communications Group, Inc. (ICG) of Newport News, Va. is a recognized leader within the aerospace industry, in the development and manufacture of aeronautical communications systems and solutions for the General Aviation and Air Transport industries. ICG’s products provide satellite-based global voice and data telecommunications services for both cabin requirements and flight deck operations. Implementation of ICG avionics provides a comprehensive communications solution that can be customized for any size airframe or application. Products include: CTU systems, corded and cordless handsets, single- and multi-channel Iridium systems and data management devices. Markets for ICG products are the aerospace, military and maritime industries. ICG, a major Iridium value-added manufacturer (VAM) and value-added reseller (VAR), has developed a wide range of Iridium-based solutions and products for mobile satellite communications applications. ICG is an approved FAA manufacturing facility and operates an FAA approved repair station.

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