Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that it is in the process of forming a dealer network for the installation and certification of LiveAero systems.
LiveAero, developed by LiveTV, LLC of Melbourne, Fla., is the only fixed wing and rotorcraft data broadband solution that works everywhere in the world, including remote, oceanic and polar regions, for passengers requiring smartphone, tablet or laptop connectivity. Based upon the Iridium OpenPortTM broadband technology, the system has Wi-Fi enabled, bi-directional data speed of 134 Kbps, but with network optimization, effective speeds of up to 300 kbps can be realized. The system also includes three separate voice lines for calls to be placed anywhere in the world. Connectivity is available in the air or on the ground.
Dealers currently signed include Greenwich AeroGroup’s Atlantic Aero in Greensboro, N.C.; Summit Aviation in Middletown, Del.; and Western Aircraft in Boise, Idaho. Additional dealers include Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Spirit Avionics in Columbus, Ohio; and Temple Electronics in Houston, Texas. Jet Aviation has also signed on for its locations in Basel, Switzerland; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Singapore.
“We are delighted to have these reputable companies join our dealer network,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Greenwich AeroGroup Daniel Lafrance. “These companies will significantly increase our reach while adding major convenience for operators that opt to install the only pole-to-pole cabin voice and Wi-Fi system in the world for rotor and fixed wing aircraft.”
LiveAero certification has already been completed on the Bombardier Challenger 601 3A/3R, 604 and 605 aircraft with additional Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) in process, including the AW-139 and S-76 helicopters. Lafrance added that the LiveAero system will be upgradeable to the Iridium NEXT system currently scheduled to be launched in years 2015 thru 2017.