Astronics Corp.’s AeroSat subsidiary has introduced a satellite broadband service that uses Harris CapRock’s technologies in a move aimed to fulfill communication requirements of customers that carry out VVIP flights.
The FliteStream VVIP service features AeroSat’s Ku-band antenna technology and includes a installation design and supplemental-type certificate data package, Astronics said Oct. 22.
Tom Eaton, president of Harris CapRock, said his company will contribute its existing infrastructure and multi-band network to help Astronics AeroSat run the service for VVIP aircraft operators.
Dennis Ferguson, president of Astronics AeroSat, said his company intends to offer airplane hardware and connectivity services with the goal of helping VVIP passengers communicate.
“We also offer the completion centers and MROs any level of support desired, from installation design through complete certification, or any level in between,” added Ferguson.
Customers can select geographic regions and bandwidth requirements under the FliteStream service plans.