The new solutions will leverage Globalstar’s second-generation satellite network, boasting the fastest data speeds in the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Globalstar to bring innovative new communications solutions to the global aviation market,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne’s president and CEO. “By leveraging their new Sat-Fi technology, second-generation satellite network and the ground infrastructure upgrades due to go live in the next few months, together we will provide increased aircraft connectivity for our customers at unrivaled value.”
Owner flown aircraft around the world will have access via satellite to connection speeds of multiples of Globalstar’s current 9.6 kbps, low cost internet access products and services for light to medium business and general aviation aircraft, as well as backup communication systems and crew voice for larger business aircraft that are also equipped with a high bandwidth satcom or air-to-ground (ATG) communications system, Avidyne officials said.
For users of subscription streaming aviation weather services in North America, these new products will offer more flexible methods to receive weather information using the full range of internet weather websites and aviation tablet applications now available.