June 16, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa—ARINC DirectSM and Rockwell Collins today announced the successful integration of their broadband solution for business jets—eXchangeTM with Service by SKYLinkSM—on a customer’s Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet.

eXchange with Service by SKYLink includes Rockwell Collins eXchange avionics, coupled with SKYLink Ku-band satellite service from ARINC Direct.

The Challenger 604 installation was performed at the ARINC Direct aircraft maintenance and integration facility in Colorado Springs (COS), using an STC developed under ARINC’s ODA (Organization Designation Authorization). This first-of-type STC was completed April 11, 2009, for ARINC customer Servicios Aéreos Denim, S.A. de C.V., based in Mexico.

This installation adds the Challenger 604 to the list of airframes with STCs available for eXchange/SKYLink service. ARINC Direct plans to make the Challenger STC available to qualified aircraft maintenance and integration facilities, along with the recently developed STC for the Cessna Citation X and the upcoming STC (in-progress) for the Boeing BBJ. Interested operators should contact their ARINC Direct Regional Sales Manager for more information by calling 1-866-321-6060.

eXchange with Service by SKYLink is a real-time, two-way satellite connectivity system providing true broadband speeds of up to 3.5Mbps to the aircraft. Operating on a Ku-band satellite constellation, SKYLink coverage begins when the system is turned on and continuously operates during taxi, takeoff, flight, and landing. It enables customers to access e-mail, corporate intranets (VPN) and the Internet, with options for global Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone service and videoconferencing. In addition, eXchange supports data connectivity for select Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, such as the RIM Blackberry models 8320 and 8820, allowing users to access e-mail and other data services.

The SKYLink Ku-band service is used on more than 95 corporate, personal, and government aircraft based in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The coverage area includes the continental United States, most of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, northern South America, Canada, the North Atlantic Ocean, and Europe. The addition of Caribbean coverage in 2008 and Pacific coverage in 2009 means today’s users of the SKYLink network can fly from Europe to North America, across the Caribbean, and on to Asia or Central and South America without losing access to important e-mail or Internet applications. Future expansion of the system into other regions in the world—including Asia, the Middle East, where business aircraft travel is rapidly expanding—is being explored by the SKYLink team.

Rockwell Collins operates one of the world’s largest avionics service networks, and sells and supports the eXchange hardware worldwide. ARINC is the world’s leading provider of aeronautical satellite services and supports eXchange customers through its established SKYLink satellite network.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications and information management, and simulation and training is strengthened by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, provides communications, engineering and integration solutions for commercial, defense and government customers worldwide. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore, ARINC is ISO 9001 certified.