Passengers and crew use their mobile phones and tablets any-time, anywhere for voice calls, messages, Emails and contact lists. From now on, they continue to use those in most business jets with a small investment in a SAT-WAY converter creating an aircraft WIFI hotspot connected to IRIDIUM satellite network.
If there is already an IRIDIUM antenna on the aircraft or an older IRIDIUM equipment it takes a few hours to install the SAT-WAY converter.
Up to 5 users can be active on the on board WIFI network simultaneously, but but for voice calls, only one at a time. The telephone switch build in can connect, transfer and forward voice calls from and to all five. All SMS messages In and out, data and light Emails can be processed even during voice calls.
SAT-WAY telephone network offers crew and passengers direct communication with the ground at any time. For any unexpected weather, technical, medical or logistic issue, or just for normal communications, mobile phones and tablets are available as usual.
SAT-WAY interface is an all “in one unit”, installed in a few hours as a loose equipment or with a “minor modification” process. Compliance with all EASA or FAA regulations is covered. Investment is very low and airtime cost is around or below 1 $ per minute.
For pilots, SAT-WAY has a worldwide weather data access automatically updated application, displaying METAR, TAF, NOTAM’s for all airports around the planned route, and remote to destination. Winds directions and speeds for each altitude, temperatures, radar charts and clouds cover update automatically. The solution is known as the best in the industry. Crew can connect their headsets using Bluetooth for voice calls.
SAT-WAY WIFI to IRIDIUM converter is the most competitive Satcom solution installed on PC12, PC24, CESSNA CITATION, MUSTANG, AVANTI’s and more types.
Yves Hendrickx, CEO, leads SAT-WAY’s highly skilled team of European engineers and pilots who brought together the expertise to design and supply innovative aviation products. Third party partners manufacture them to the highest aeronautical standards.
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