New System Becomes a Factory Option on Citation Sovereign, XLS
AirCell tells ANN that
Cessna Aircraft Company has selected the AirCell Axxess satcom
system as a factory option on Citation X, Sovereign and XLS
AirCell Axxess is an all-new, multi-channel, wireless and
broadband-ready satcom system designed for medium-to-large business
aircraft. The standard Axxess system includes two Iridium satellite
communications channels for quality voice and narrowband data
services. Through its integrated expansion ports, up to two
additional Iridium channels can be added to suit the
operator’s needs. In addition, through the system’s
Ethernet port, operators can add an Inmarsat broadband connection
on a plug-and-play basis.
Axxess’ standard, FAA-certified handsets include large,
color displays – an industry first – as well as
advanced noise cancelling technology and standard ear bud/headset
jacks for clear, quiet calling.
“AirCell has enabled us to offer an affordable Iridium
solution to our customers that desire worldwide, dual-channel
airborne telephone capability,” said Joel Mugglin, Cessna
International Customer Solution Manager.
“In addition, AirCell’s future plans for expansion
of the system as well as a proven history of customer focus have
given us a high degree of confidence in offering their new Axxess
system on Citation aircraft.”
Axxess is slated to be available on Citation X, Sovereign and
XLS aircraft beginning in the third quarter of 2006.
“We’re proud to continue our long association with
Cessna, and proud that they share our vision for the future of
airborne communications,” said Bill Peltola, AirCell Vice
President, Sales & Marketing.
“Never before has so much capability been so
affordable, and with new generations of broadband links becoming
available in the next couple years, it will only get