EBACE, Geneva, Switzerland and Lyngby, Denmark | May 24, 2013– On the final day of EBACE, Cobham SATCOM has announced that its AVIATOR 200 SwiftBroadband solution has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its use aboard Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.

The EASA validation was secured by Cobham SATCOM partner RUAG and includes exclusive rights for the Swiss-based international aerospace and defence technology group to use the STC in Europe. The new certification was developed in cooperation with Cobham SATCOM partner Pro Star Aviation, which carried out successful installation and testing of the AVIATOR 200 on the Pilatus PC-12 to receive the original Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) STC last year.

The EASA STC includes the activation of the AVIATOR 200’s built-in Wi-Fi option, offering access to an extensive range of communication capabilities aboard Pilatus PC-12/45, PC-12/47 and PC-12/47E.

Kevin Harriman, Pro Star Aviation General Manager, commented: “The AVIATOR 200 offers the perfect broadband and voice solution for the PC-12, as it is practical and affordable, and the system is easily installed.”

Cobham’s AVIATOR 200 is an exceptionally compact, lightweight system that offers reliable, affordable connectivity to provide users with a range of services including data, video and voice.

With built-in Wi-Fi capability, the AVIATOR 200 allows aircraft operators to offer wireless connectivity on board, supporting the use of Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Henri Broussalian, Sales Director EMEA for Cobham SATCOM, commented: “The AVIATOR 200 offers in-flight broadband communication to aircraft of virtually any size as it utilizes a low gain antenna.

“Receipt of the PC-12 EASA STC is another key step forward in making the system available to the widest range of aircraft possible, enabling more users to take advantage of modern in-flight communications.”

The AVIATOR 200 is the smallest and lightest system in Cobham SATCOM’s cutting-edge SwiftBroadband product portfolio and utilizes Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband 200 service. AVIATOR 200 simultaneously provides data speeds of up to 200 kbps and a single AMBE 2 channel for voice calls, providing a complete airborne communications solution previously unavailable to aircraft below a certain size.

The full Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR range includes the AVIATOR 700 and 700D, AVIATOR 350 with High Gain Antenna (HGA) and versatile AVIATOR 300 with Intermediate Gain Antenna (IGA).

For further information please visit www.cobham.com/satcom.

EBACE Geneva, Switzerland and Linbgy, Denmark | May 22, 2013– Cobham SATCOM has announced on the second day of EBACE that its versatile SwiftBroadband communication solution, AVIATOR 300, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation on Bombardier’s Challenger 300.

The compact and lightweight system with Intermediate Gain Antenna (IGA) has been approved for installation by Cobham SATCOM partner Aero-Dienst GmbH & Co.KG and includes the system’s use for in-flight Wi-Fi aboard the popular super-midsize business jet.

The announcement follows yesterday’s confirmation that the AVIATOR 300 has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC for its use aboard the Cessna 550, 550 Bravo and S550. The system has now been certified for several key aircraft including the Citation X, G200 and Embraer 135 (Legacy 600/650).

A single solution for simultaneous global voice and high speed data, the AVIATOR 300 will allow the large corporate operator to offer wireless connectivity on-board the Challenger 300, to support the use of Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones.

“We are delighted to announce the receipt of an STC for use of Cobham’s AVIATOR 300 on-board the Bombardier Challenger 300,” said Martin Bauer, Managing Director of Aero-Dienst.

“The AVIATOR 300 is the perfect solution because it offers a complete broadband solution for both voice and data, with fast and reliable connectivity, but is also sufficiently small and lightweight with a low profile which is ideal for the Challenger 300.”

AVIATOR 300 is half the size and weight of traditional communications systems and provides connectivity to support applications including calling, emailing, browsing and video streaming to the office on the ground. The IGA installation provides full SwiftBroadband capabilities with data speeds up to 332 kbps.

Henri Broussalian, Sales Director EMEA for Cobham SATCOM, said: “The AVIATOR 300 is extremely versatile and has proven capability in a variety of environments, such as business, military, government and air transport operations. This STC is another advance towards increasing the system’s availability to the huge range of relevant users who will be able to benefit from modern in-flight communications in the future.”

The AVIATOR 300 is part of Cobham’s cutting-edge SwiftBroadband product portfolio and provides a cost effective solution for a wide range of airframes, with a full range of features and options.

The flexible modes of operation means that users can choose Quality of Service (QoS), which ensures guaranteed bandwidth in steps on a pay-per-minute basis, or the always-on background connection, where cost depends on the amount of data transferred.

Business aviation specialists Aero-Dienst took over registration and maintenance for the Challenger 300 just over four years ago. Tagged ‘the flying office’, the 68.7 ft corporate jet can accommodate eight to ten passengers and is known as a worldwide leader in its segment due to its exceptional reliability, performance and wide cabin comfort.

For further information please visit www.cobham.com/satcom.

– Amjet Executive takes delivery of fully connected aircraft

EBACE, Geneva | May 21, 2013– Amjet Executive SA is the first Falcon 7X operator to have OnAir’s inflight mobile phone and Wi-Fi products linefit installed on Dassault’s flagship aircraft.

OnAir announced the availability of Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir as catalogue options on the Falcon 7X at MEBA, in December 2012. The connectivity services on the European business jet operator’s brand new aircraft were activated on 1 May 2013.

Amjet Executive, which is exhibiting one of its aircraft at EBACE, provides charter services from its Geneva-based office. It also manages the operations and maintenance of aircraft on behalf of owners. The company took delivery of the Falcon 7X, registered SX-JET, from Dassault’s facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 26 April.

“It is certainly a pleasure to fly on our aircraft, but it must also be productive time. Your office needs to go with you and an integral part of that is being able to stay in touch, both by phone and email, as if you were on the ground,” said Captain Abakar Manany, Chairman of Amjet Executive SA. “We selected OnAir because it is the only company that can provide both GSM and Wi-Fi connectivity for business jets, everywhere in the world.”

Mobile OnAir enables business jet passengers to use their mobile devices exactly as on the ground. It works in the same way as international roaming: simply turn on your phone and start using it. All charges are included in the user’s standard mobile phone bill, making the payment process both simple and transparent.

Internet OnAir creates a Wi-Fi network in the aircraft, providing Internet access through any Wi-Fi-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

“Just five months after our linefit agreement with Dassault, we are now announcing the first delivery. It shows both the high level demand for inflight connectivity in the business jet market and that we deliver on our promises”, said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir. “More than ever, given the economic climate, a business jet has to be a quantifiable business tool. Passengers must be able to work during the flight. For that to happen, they need to be able to use their mobile phones and laptops as if they were at their desks. That is what OnAir delivers.”