The FAA hass issued an STC to the Banyan Avionics team based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) for the Thrane and Thrane AVIATOR 200 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system for the Cessna 500, 550, S550, 552, 560, and 560XL aircraft.
“We are excited to receive the first STC for the SwiftBroadBand (SBB) 200 class of service in the United States,” says Brian Wilson, Banyan’s director of avionics. “Banyan has been one of the industry leaders for High Speed Data and Wi-Fi installations for the last three years and to receive this STC before most vendors have even delivered their products to the market clearly shows the vision of both Banyan and their partner Thrane and Thrane.”
The AVIATOR 200 turns your aircraft into a hot spot and enables pilots and passengers to use Wi-Fi enabled PDA devices including Blackberry, iPhone and iPads.
For a limited time, Banyan is installing the system at the introductory price of $75,000. The installation can be performed in two weeks and can be completed at Banyan during regular maintenance inspections, according to company officials. To see a video of this product in action, or for more information: BanyanAir.com/Aviator200