Cobham SATCOM has announced during LABACE that its AVIATOR 200 SwiftBroadband solution has received Administración Nacional de Avianción Civil (ANAC) Brazil Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for installation by King Air operators.
LYNGBY, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM has announced
during LABACE that its AVIATOR 200 SwiftBroadband solution has
received Administración Nacional de Avianción Civil (ANAC) Brazil
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for installation by
King Air operators.
The new certification was developed in cooperation with Cobham
SATCOM partner Pro Star Aviation and includes the activation of the
AVIATOR 200's built-in Wi-Fi option, offering access to an
extensive range of communication capabilities aboard King Air
models B200, B200C and B300 (Super King Air 350).
The approval of the STC for use of the innovative Cobham system
on Brazilian-registered aircraft adds to the FAA (Federal Aviation
Authority) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) STCs
already confirmed for King Air aircraft, which were also developed
with Pro Star.
Kevin Harriman, Pro Star Aviation General Manager, commented:
"The AVIATOR 200 is the perfect choice for King Air operators as it
offers the ideal broadband and voice solution and is small and
lighter than other solutions. It is practical and affordable, and,
with reduced hardware and installation costs, the AVIATOR 200 is
everything you need to stay connected."
Cobham's AVIATOR 200 is an exceptionally compact, lightweight
system that offers reliable, affordable connectivity to provide
users with a range of services including data, video and voice.
With built-in Wi-Fi capability, the AVIATOR 200 allows aircraft
operators to offer wireless connectivity on board, supporting the
use of Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as laptops, tablets and
Kim Gram, Vice President Aeronautical Business Unit, Cobham
SATCOM, commented: "The AVIATOR 200 offers in-flight broadband
communication to aircraft of virtually any size as it utilizes a
low gain antenna.
"We are particularly pleased to add the Brazilian approval to
the FAA and EASA STCs already developed with Pro Star for King Air.
This is a world-wide solution which can now benefit many more
people. It represents another key step forward in enabling more
users to take advantage of modern in-flight communications in the
South America region."
The AVIATOR 200 is the smallest and lightest system in Cobham
SATCOM's cutting-edge SwiftBroadband product portfolio and utilizes
Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband 200 service. AVIATOR 200 simultaneously
provides data speeds of up to 200 kbps and a single AMBE 2 channel
for voice calls, providing a complete airborne communications
solution previously unavailable to aircraft below a certain
The AVIATOR 200 certification for its King Air line is the
latest certification developed by Pro Star Aviation, which holds
various STCs for retrofit upgrades on all types of business
aircraft. Pro Star also has an STC for the AVIATOR 200 on the
Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.
The full Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR range includes the revolutionary
AVIATOR S series, AVIATOR 700 and 700D, AVIATOR 350 with High Gain
Antenna (HGA), AVIATOR 300 with Intermediate Gain Antenna as well
as the AVIATOR 200 with LGA.
For further information please visit www.cobham.com/satcom.
Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated
technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer
needs and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of
technologies and services to solve challenging problems across
commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the
depths of the ocean. It has market leading positions in air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data
communications, including satellite communications; defence
electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important
thing Cobham builds is trust.
About Cobham SATCOM
Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports
satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for
land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing
demand for communication, our products and services are used to
satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and
Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design
affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have
decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption.
Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most
challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional
communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep
providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and
Our product designs have evolved tremendously during their
decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains
and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR®
and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of
global distributors and partners. Cobham SATCOM has design,
development and manufacturing facilities in Denmark, Norway, South
Africa and the USA.
About Pro Star Aviation
Pro Star Aviation, LLC. is an independent Beechcraft Service
Center based in the Northeastern U.S. As a full-service
installation and maintenance facility, Pro Star also offers
avionics service, engineering, ODA and STC support, special
missions capabilities, and sales and technical service.
As the area's leading avionics installation facility, Pro Star
holds various STCs for retrofit upgrades on all types of business
aircraft. In an effort to best serve the aviation industry, Pro
Star works in partnership with local dealers and installers in the
United States and internationally.
For more information, contact Jeffrey Shaw on (603) 627
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Global Marketing Manager
Aeronautical Business Unit
T: +1 757 777 7186