Avionics News July 2017 - 66
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Gogo Business Aviation
GOGO BUSINESS AVIATION unveiled a new suite of smart cabin systems -
SCS Elite and SCS Media - which are highly integrated cabin, in-flight entertainment and voice solutions that can be personalized to fit the specific needs of passengers on board a given flight, according to the company.
SCS is a suite of smart cabin systems that let users
integrate a personal mix of technologies to create a
cabin experience that is unique and ideal for them.
Whether that's enabling moving maps so passengers
can follow along with the flight, or premiering a single
interface that passengers can use to engage with a fully
connected cabin - users decide what smart looks like,
and SCS does the rest.
"Business travelers expect their aircraft cabin to feel
like home and be a place where they can simply turn on
their devices and do whatever they want from seeing a moving map, to watching a movie, browsing the web, checking the
news or making a phone call," said SERGIO AGUIRRE, senior vice president and
general manager of Gogo Business Aviation. "SCS can be installed on virtually
any plane, big or small, flying anywhere around the globe, and we created it to be
a simple, powerful way to integrate all the necessary technology on board for an
enjoyable passenger experience."
SCS Elite will be offered by Embraer Executive Jets on production Lineage
1000E starting later this year.
For more information, visit business.gogoair.com. q
AVIONICA received an amended
supplemental type certification for its
avWiFi product. According to the company, the expanded STC builds on
Avionica's connectivity capabilities from
the cockpit to the terminal, as well as
the connection between the cockpit and
the airline's database at the gate so a
carrier can take advantage of low-cost
broadband data transfer.
Kalitta Air is the first Avionica customer using the amended avWiFi
STC for on-the-ground, dual-path
internet access. In addition to terminal wireless applications, the
avWiFi STC supports crew wireless
applications with approval for all
phases of flight. Avionica's avWiFi
and STC approval includes FAA testing requirements to ensure flight and
cabin crews maintain connectivity
throughout the flight.
For more information, visit
FLIGHTSTAR CORP. obtained approval from multiple
international aviation agencies for its ADS-B Out STC
and Single FMS WAAS STC in the Bombardier Learjet
40 and Learjet 45 series aircraft. The approvals came
from the European Aviation Safety Agency, Transport
Canada Civil Aviation, National Civil Aviation Agency of
Brazil, and the Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics of
According to the company, the Flightstar ADS-B STC
allows for operators to utilize two different options for
GPS pairing. Option one utilizes a KGS-200 standalone GPS unit without the need to upgrade the existing
FMS systems. The second option utilizes two Universal
Avionics UNS-1Ew FMSs as the GPS position source.
The Flightstar Single WAAS STC utilizes a single
Universal Avionics UNS-1Ew and LPV monitor to give the
aircraft full LPV capability.
For more information, visit flightstar.com. q