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STAYING CONNECTED IN FLIGHT
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Connext offers operators with certain optional equipment
connectivity options beyond the two-way connectivity between
Garmin avionics and portable devices running Garmin Pilot.
In addition to the Flight Stream 110/210, customers can take
advantage of existing Connext services with Garmin's Iridiumbased datalink, the GSR 56. Featuring worldwide weather
capability, pilots have access to METARs, TAFs and winds aloft
around the globe. Additionally, radar and satellite imagery for
Western Europe, Canada, Australia and the U.S. provide pilots
with even more weather products so it's easy to determine if
precipitation or cloud cover will impact a particular flight. The
GSR 56 also provides voice, text messaging and position
reporting services (subscription required), giving pilots the voice
and data connectivity they need in the cockpit.
And Garmin's newest Flight Stream product, the 510, is a
patented memory card that expands on the services available
with the GSR 56 hardware.
The 510 enables Database Concierge wireless avionics
database updates to installed avionics equipment such as the
GTN 750 and 650 all-in-one navigators/communicators, as well
as these capabilities:
Permits two-way flight plan transfers between compatible
apps and avionics.
Initiate phone calls and send/receive text messages from
contacts on your Apple device, using the Garmin Pilot
app through your compatible avionics, optional Connext
datalink and a subscription service plan.
Streams traffic, weather, GPS information and backup
attitude information from your avionics to select portables
and mobile devices.
Gogo Business Aviation
Among the older companies vying for a share of the in-flight
connectivity business is a company founded on its in-flight
phone products, Gogo - formerly Aircell. From an idea born in
1991, Aircell began service with in-flight aircraft phones in 1997;
after the name change - to better impart the company's more
diverse business lines - Gogo today offers several solutions for
in-flight voice and internet access suitable for smaller aircraft.
Among its latest products, the ATG 1000 offers basic
connectivity plus services beyond the basic. For business
passengers who want to stay ahead in flight, the ATG 1000 lets
them send and receive emails, use their own smartphone - with
its unique phone number - to make calls and send texts.
Gogo calls the ATG 1000 its "most affordable system" yet
it's still capable of handling large files, fast, thanks to Gogo
Biz network's speedy performance - which includes coverage
throughout the U.S. and portions of Canada and Alaska.
For dedicated in-flight internet access, Gogo offers its Aviator
200 system. The Aviator 200 package makes possible practical
and cost-effective SwiftBroadband service for any aircraft. That
means passengers can use their laptops, tablets or smartphones
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