Wed, Jun 17, 2009
Installation Expected In 40+ U.S. Government Aircraft
TrueNorth Avionics has been
selected to supply its Simphone¯ (pronounced 'Symphony')
airborne telephone for the U.S. government VIP transport fleet, as
defined by the U.S. Air Force's TARS (terrestrial aeronautical
radiotelephone system) program. Simphone¯, the executive-class
system that features menu-driven handsets and TrueNorth's ClearCall
technology for superior voice quality, will be used both on new
aircraft and as a replacement for existing MagnaStar phones.
With its all-digital PBX, two built-in channels of worldwide
Iridium Satcom, 'future-proof' modular architecture, dual CEPT-E1
network interfaces, self-programming personalized handsets,
personalized screens and ringtones, and a unique configuration
module, the Simphone¯ system gives government passengers an
unprecedented degree of custom capability and cost-effective
The TARS program addresses cabin communications on more than 40
VIP transport aircraft. A new C-37B aircraft will receive the
initial system installation.
"We're pleased that the U.S. government, with arguably the
world's most significant VIP fleet, has chosen Simphone¯ for
their communications needs," said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth's CEO.
"And we look forward to providing their passengers with the same
executive-quality communications capability and support that our
business aviation customers currently receive," he added.
The Company That Won't Answer Questions, May Finally Have To Do So ANN has been bombarded with info and reports concerning the health and well-being of the Icon Aircraft program...>[...]
Also: B-29 Doc Airworthy, Aero-Calendar, Charles Taylor, Boeing-Vietjet, Flexjet Buy, Indian Mini-Shuttle, 777X Composite Wing Center Textron Aviation has finally revealed further >[...]
Make The ‘EAA Four Corners’ Your First Stop At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 Even for those of us who have attended EAA AirVenture many times, when you first walk onto th>[...]
The Medallion Foundation The Medallion Foundation, a non-profit aviation safety organization, embraces mentors and advocates for all aspects of aviation: Student pilots to airline >[...]
A display indication given to the pilot by the traffic alert and collision avoidance systems (TCAS II) recommending a maneuver to increase vertical separation relative to an intrud>[...]