LYNGBY, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM's
innovative AVIATOR 200 SwiftBroadband solution has received a
Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate
(STC) for its use aboard King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft.
Developed in cooperation with Cobham SATCOM partner Pro Star
Aviation, the new certification covers the installation of the
AVIATOR 200 in Beechcraft Corporation King Air models B200, B200C
and B300 (Super King Air 350) aircraft.
The FAA STC includes the activation of the AVIATOR 200's
built-in Wi-Fi option, offering access to an extensive range of
The AVIATOR 200 is the smallest and lightest system in Cobham's
cutting-edge SwiftBroadband product portfolio and offers reliable,
affordable connectivity to provide users with a range of services
including data, video and voice that can be accessed via wired or
wireless connections built into the system.
Built-in Wi-Fi capability supports smart phones, tablets and
laptops for total flexibility, while the small low gain jet blade
antenna decreases costs and complexity of aircraft modifications
Kevin Harriman, Pro Star Aviation General Manager, commented:
"The AVIATOR 200 is an excellent broadband and voice solution. The
perfect match for our customers in terms of price and broadband
coverage, it is ideal for King Air operators looking to add the
convenience of in-flight broadband access.
"It is practical and affordable, and, with reduced hardware and
installation costs, the AVIATOR 200 is everything you need to stay
The AVIATOR 200 utilizes Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband 200 service.
It 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 size.
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.
"Receipt of the King Air FAA STC is another key step forward in
making the system available to the widest range of aircraft
possible, enabling more users to take advantage of modern in-flight
The AVIATOR 200 certification for its King Air line is the
latest STC 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
The full Cobham AVIATOR range includes the new AVIATOR S Series,
AVIATOR 700 and 700D, AVIATOR 350 with High Gain Antenna (HGA) and
versatile AVIATOR 300 with Intermediate Gain Antenna (IGA).
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
T: +45 3955 8835
M: +45 2272 3822