Aircell Announces 2010 Inflight Internet Seminar Series
Nationwide Tour Aims to Help Business Aircraft Operators Understand the Industry's New Generation of Inflight Internet Systems
Apr 8, 2010

AEA International Convention & Trade Show -- Aircell, the world's leading provider of airborne communications, today announced the launch of a new educational series entitled, "Getting Your Business Aircraft Online: The Seminar." Stopping in multiple cities across the United States throughout 2010, the tour will give business aircraft operators a complete understanding of the latest generation of inflight connectivity.

"There has been a wholesale shift in inflight Internet capabilities for business aviation in the past year -- it's an entirely new landscape," said Aircell Senior Vice President and General Manager John Wade. "As part of the natural learning curve with these new capabilities, a great deal of confusion has arisen as various providers attempt to hype the virtues of a single network or an equipment package. What's been missing is the chance for operators to get a balanced, straightforward overview of all three high-speed data networks for aviation -- Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, Ku-band Satellite and Aircell High Speed Internet. This is exactly what Aircell's 2010 Inflight Internet Seminar Series will provide.

"Even with all the advances, there is still not a single airborne network that represents everything to everyone," Wade continued. "In sharp contrast to mobile networks on the ground which are often quite similar, airborne network capabilities can vary drastically. This makes it critical for operators to have a clear understanding of what's available."

Aircell developed seminar content from intelligence gathered from thousands of customer interactions since 2006. Attendees will get answers to the most commonly-asked questions, including:

  --  Can I use my own laptop, Smartphone or PDA?
  --  Are the connection speeds similar to those available on the ground?
  --  What can I expect for performance from each network?
  --  Are the systems difficult to use -- do you log on like a hotel or
      coffee shop?
  --  What's involved with the aircraft installation -- will the equipment
      fit on my aircraft?
  --  How do I determine which systems will best meet my own flight
      department's needs?
  --  Is all this as expensive as it used to be?

Wade continued, "People will walk away with a solid base of knowledge -- capable of sorting out their own flight department's needs and ready to have an intelligent conversation with their installation facility. They'll be smart shoppers. Because inflight Internet systems typically involve a variety of company personnel, seminar content was specifically created for a wide range of perspectives. It's as appropriate for executives as it is for flight department managers, maintenance directors and aircraft managers," he concluded.

The current seminar schedule is listed below, with more dates and venues expected to be added throughout 2010.

  Date & Time  Venue                       City             Remarks

  May 25th     Bali Hai Golf Club          Las Vegas, NV    --

  June 9th     Meridian Jet Center         Teterboro, NJ    --
  11:30A       Teterboro Airport (KTEB)

  July 13th    Frontiers of Flight Museum  Addison, TX      In Conjunction
  11:30A       Dallas Love Field (KDAL)                     with the Love
                                                            Field Pilots

  July 13th    Clay Lacy Aviation          Van Nuys, CA     --
  11:30A       Van Nuys Airport (KVNY)

  Aug 10th     Landmark Aviation           Washington, D.C. --
  11:30A       Dulles Airport (KIAD)   
  Sept 9th     DB Aviation                 Chicago, IL      During the
  2:30P        Waukegan Airport (KUGN)                      National
                                                            Regional Forum

  Registration Information

Advanced registration is required and there is no charge to attend. Attendees can get event schedules and register online at More information is available by contacting Aircell's Libby Smith at +1.303.301.3206 or

About Aircell

Aircell is the world's leading provider of airborne communications and a single-source, turnkey provider of equipment, service, and technical support. With a global sales and support presence, its products are offered by virtually every fixed- and rotor-wing airframe manufacturer in business aviation, and are installed aboard the world's four largest fractional ownership fleets. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary new mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell® Network and its inflight portal, known as Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. The Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business Aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell's vision is to give everyone the ability to stay In Touch, In Flight®. For more information about Aircell, please visit

Aircell, Aircell Axxess, Gogo and In Touch, In Flight are registered trademarks of Aircell Business Aviation Services LLC or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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