On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds
attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade
Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA)
represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the
general aviation avionics and electronics systems.
At AEA's 2010 'New Product Introductions,' Aircell, the
world’s leading provide of airborne communications, made
several exciting announcements. Since acquiring an exclusive FCC
frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built an extensive mobile
broadband network for commercial and business aviation.
Using a network of over a hundred ground towers across North
America, the Aircell Network is able to provide a true high speed
Internet experience in the air, up to 56 times faster than a
traditional dial-up connection.
Currently, 9 out of the top 10 commercial airlines have
integrated the broadband service for passengers, with over 3,000
flights each day equipped with Aircell's inflight portal,
Gogo®. In addition, Aircell's equipment is small enough to fit
on virtually any business aircraft on the market. In total, over
1000 aircraft utilize Aircell's capabilities.
As the need for high-speed Internet continues to grow, Aircell
has developed new usage-based billing options for business,
military, government, and commercial aviation. In contrast to
Aircell’s current service plans, providing unlimited access
for a flat monthly fee, customers will be able to pay based on the
monthly volume of data they consume over the network.
In addition, the company introduced the launch of a new
educational series entitled, "Getting Your Business Aircraft
Online: The Seminar." Throughout 2010, Aircell will travel to
multiple cities to provide business aircraft operators a better
understanding of inflight connectivity capabilities and an overview
of the three networks currently available for aircraft: Inmarsat
SwiftBroadband, Ku-band Satellite and Aircell High Speed
Join Aero-TV as Aircell’s Executive Vice President, John
Wade, outlines Aircell’s current and future potential for the
aviation industry, including the prospect of broadband-equipped
general aviation aircraft.