Additional EASA Certifications Pending as AirCell Continues
AirCell has received
EASA certification for its popular ST 3100 satcom system aboard a
Cessna Citation 550.
“We’re very proud of this latest AirCell
certification and pleased at the assurance and installation ease
that it will provide our customers and dealers,” said
Jean-Luc Rosenfeld (pictured below), who is responsible for
AirCell’s European operations.
“It will allow us to continue the dramatic growth
we’re experiencing here in Europe.”
AirCell’s 2005 European sales have reportedly doubled over
2004 levels. The company continues to be active with European
airframe OEM’s and their U.S. counterparts, including
Piaggio, Dassault and Pilatus. AirCell systems are also operating
aboard the fleet of Europe’s leading fractional ownership
operator. AirCell has EASA Part 145 approval (certificate reference
In related news, the AirCell Axxess satcom system is also in the
process of EASA certification for multiple aircraft types, with
completion expected soon.
The AirCell ST 3100 system is reportedly the industry’s
best-selling satcom system, and is standard or optional equipment
on nearly two dozen OEM aircraft programs worldwide. It operates on
the Iridium Satellite System, providing pilots and passengers
all-altitude, all-latitude coverage throughout the world.
In addition to its telephone capability, the ST 3100 system acts
as a global communications link, providing in-flight services such
as graphical weather, messaging and ATC information through
Universal Avionics' UniLink; 24-hour medical service through
MedLink Powered by AirCell; and real time news, sports, and
financial data through Rockwell Collins' Airshow Network.
The ST 3100 includes next-generation handsets, which were
announced this spring. The new handsets incorporate full color
displays with intuitive graphical menus, active & passive noise
reduction, integrated headset/earbud jacks, internal phone books
and a variety of user-customizable features. Shipping of the new
handsets is scheduled to begin this month.