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Thu, Jul 31, 2003

Avionics Innovations + Sirius Receive FAA Approval For Airborne Satellite Radio

SIRIUS, known for delivering commercial-free music and premium audio entertainment, and Avionics Innovations, Inc., a leading in-flight entertainment manufacturer for general and business aviation, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the manufacture by Avionics Innovations of a satellite radio system for use in aircraft. 

The Avionics Innovations SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver (AI-SSR) will be available for approved aircraft via Avionics Innovations’ extensive network of dealers nationwide.  The AI-SSR utilizes a SIRIUS receiver manufactured by Clarion that is specifically customized for the aviation environment by Avionics Innovations. The AI-SSR will receive SIRIUS’ 100+ streams of coast-to-coast digital entertainment, including 60 streams of 100% commercial-free music and 40+ streams of news, sports and entertainment. 

Features of the AI-SSR include: Up/Down Seek Tuning, Preset Memory Mode, Scrolling Text Display, Screen Saver and Adjustable Contrast.  The AI-SSR is designed to integrate into any aircraft’s intercom system so pilots and passenger can automatically switch between essential communications and SIRIUS’ 100 streams of premium programming.

The AI-SSR operates on 14-28 volts of direct current, allowing use in all general and business aviation aircraft.

FMI: www.SIRIUS.com, www.avionicsinnovations.com

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