When Bombardier formally launched the connected cabin as a standard service for the Challenger 3500 earlier this month Collins Aerospace was named as the preferred partner. This week at EBACE Collins formally introduced the IRT NX Satellite Communication (SATCOM) system for Iridium Certus 700 to the market.
Applications range from complementing existing Ku/Ku Band service in large cabins, to introducing cabin internet to small and medium size aircraft. This new cabin connectivity solution provides a cost-effective level of connectivity that makes it an attractive option for all business jet operators. – Clotilde Enel Rehel, Executive Director of Programs Connected Aviation Solutions at Collins Aerospace
Collins’ Certus solution joins the company’s broadband business aviation offerings on the market, offering aircraft owners and operators a range of inflight connectivity packages. Iridium‘s truly global footprint allows the IRT NX system to bring real-time access to news, email, messaging, voice calls over IP, and more to aircraft anywhere on the planet. The system can also be installed as a dedicated, secure channel for flight deck operations, separate from the passenger network, on larger aircraft.
Collins is one of the first Iridium partners to bring a Certus 700-certified solution to market.
“Collins Aerospace continues to be an industry leader in providing cutting-edge connectivity solutions to the business aviation market, and the Iridium Certus Connected® IRT NX SATCOM system turbocharges their offerings,” said Bryan Hartin, executive vice president, Iridium. “The light weight, low-cost, truly global IRT NX is going to be incredibly beneficial to aviators no matter where they fly.”
Collins Aerospace designs and manufactures the entire IRT NX SATCOM system to provide a cohesive, seamless experience for its customers. The light-weight, compact kit allows for minimum drag and lower power usage for operators.
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