BendixKing, a division of Honeywell Aerospace, has received FAA approval for the installation of its AeroWave 100 in-flight internet product on a broad list of general aviation airframes.
An approved model list (AML) supplemental type certificate (STC) approval is now available for popular turboprop and turbine airframes including the Cessna Mustang, M2, CJ2, CJ3, CJ4, Caravan, Embraer Phenom 100 & 300, Pilatus PC-12, Daher TBM 700/850/900, Textron King Airs, Mitsubishi MU-2 and Turbo Commanders.
Additional models will be added to the approved model list over time.
The system features optional certified Wi-Fi routers that simplify installation and provide easy voice or data connectivity for passengers and crew.
AeroWave says service plans are low-cost and easy to understand with billing based on hours of use rather than the amount of data used.
AeroWave not only provides voice and internet connectivity to passengers, but opens up a world of connected Honeywell services to GA pilots such as internet weather services, flight planning tools and communication with flight dispatchers or FBOs.
“We are excited to have achieved this milestone for our AeroWave system because it significantly reduces the paperwork and overall installation time” said Justin Ryan, President, BendixKing. “Now a broader range of general aviation aircraft can easily get a low-cost in-flight internet capability which enables a world of services for both passengers and crew.”
About the AeroWave 100
The AeroWave 100 is an Inmarsat Class 15 system that provides worldwide Internet access previously available only to business jets. Complementing the AeroWave 100 are optional certified Wi-Fi routers, available in data-only and voice/data configurations, which enable quick and easy connection to the service.
- The simple, prepaid $40/hour service plan eliminates unexpected charges associated with traditional per-MB satellite data plans.
- Optional certified Wi-Fi router capabilities include either data-only or data and high-quality voice support. Voice support requires an add-on Inmarsat voice data package.
Installation kits and required RF cables are now included in the base system.
Product videos and further information may be found at the BendixKing website, http://www.bendixking.com/V4/AeroWave.
The AeroWave 100 is available now through the BendixKing dealer network.
MSRP is $24,995 with installation kits including a standard ARINC 600 tray and $27,495 with installation kits including an ARINC 600 tray with cooling fan.
The AeroWave 100 Wi-Fi Router is available now through the BendixKing dealer network. The data-only router has an MSRP of $3,895 and the data and voice router has an MSRP of $5,895.
Update: 7th June 2016
BendixKing announced that Textron Aviation has recently completed the first installation and customer delivery of its AeroWave in-flight internet solution on a Cessna Citation CJ3.
The system is now approved by Textron Aviation for installation on CJ-series aircraft at its service centres worldwide. The system features optional Wi-Fi routers that simplify installation and provide easy voice or data connectivity for passengers and crew. Its service plans are low-cost and easy to understand with billing based on hours of use rather than the amount of data used.
AeroWave not only provides voice and internet connectivity to passengers, but opens up a world of connected Honeywell services to general aviation pilots such as weather services, flight planning tools and communication with flight dispatchers or fixed based operators.