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Gogo’s Business Aviation Group Aircell Announces New Communications System

By Katie Kriz | March 18, 2014
      Aircell ST 3100

      Aircell’s ST 3100. Photo: Aircell

      [Via Satellite 03-18-2014] Gogo’s business group Aircell has unveiled its ST 4300, a new in-flight communications system for business aircraft. The ST 4300 combines voice, narrowband data and cockpit data link services into a single unit and is available with one, two or three Iridium voice/narrowband data channels, plus one dedicated Iridium data channel. The system enables business aircraft operators to configure cabin and flight deck communications based on their specific needs and budgets and provides global service coverage both on the ground and in the air.

      The ST 4300 is also expected to be eligible for Future Air Navigation System (FANS) certification, which allows flight crews and air traffic controllers to exchange safety-sensitive flight information via digital data link.

      “The ST 4300 is a lightweight, modular communications system that can fill a wide range of cabin and cockpit communications needs,” said John Wade, Aircell’s executive vice president and general manager. “The system’s scalability supports installation as a standalone solution or as one element in an aircraft’s comprehensive communications suite.”