Accessories

April 2018 Issue

Airtext Cabin Router: SMS, Voice, Textual WX

The Iridium-based Airtext system reliably connects to multiple smartphones running a simple messaging app, while FBOlink communicates with ground crews.

itís fair to say that reliable cellular coverage in the cabin is non-existent above a few thousand feet AGL. Thatís disappointing to passengers glued to their smartphones and tablets, and inconvenient for pilots who want to stay connected with the ground on long hauls. The only real option is connecting to a cabin satcomm system and the latest comes from Georgia-based Send Solutions Airtext, which has FAA approval for its new Iridium-based Airtext transceiver/router.

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