Globalstar reports its new aviation antenna is now available for use with Experimental Category Aircraft. An STC for Part 23 aircraft approval is pending, company officials note.Globalstar recently completed the launch of its second generation satellites for full commercial service. Paired with the Globalstar Satellite Phone (GSP-1700) or the Globalstar Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, the new aviation antenna allows for voice and data communication while in-flight and completely independent of cellular coverage, company officials said.
Currently, the GSP-1700 is free with select airtime plans.
Also reaching beyond cellular, the SPOT Gen3 and SPOT Trace offer real-time GPS tracking. Pilots can track their route down to every 2.5 minutes and give individuals on the ground the ability to monitor departures and arrivals.
Additionally, the SPOT Gen3 provides peace of mind through location-based messaging and life-saving emergency notification technology, company officials.
SPOT has been used to initiate over 3,500 rescues worldwide since its launch in 2007 and attendees of SUN ‘n FUN will be able to get them free, according to company officials.