On January 7, 2012 a Beech Jet 400A departed for Argentina outfitted with the Thrane and Thrane AVIATOR 200 Swift Broadband (SBB) system. The AVIATOR 200 turns an aircraft into a business tool and enables pilots and passengers to use PDA devices including Blackberry®, iPhone® and iPads to access a multitude of applications; such as, email, internet browsing, smart phone connectivity and voice communications.
Last year Banyan received the first STC for the Swift Broadband (SBB) 200 class of service in the United States. This year Banyan delivered the first aircraft outfitted with AVIATOR 200 to the South American market.
“Banyan has been one of the industry leaders for High Speed Data and Swift Broadband installations for the last three years and to achieve another first clearly shows the vision of both Banyan and our partner Thrane and Thrane,” says Brian Wilson, Banyan’s director of avionics.
“The AVIATOR 200 Swift Broadband class of service is a perfect fit for our Latin American customers. Passengers enjoy staying connected and entertained during the flight and before departure the crew can download the latest weather conditions, flight plans and charts on their iPads and EFB’s. Banyan has performed more AVIATOR 200 installations on more airframes than any of our competitors. The installation can be performed as quickly as seven days and can be completed at Banyan during regular maintenance inspections,” states Wilson.
To see a video of this product in action, or for more information, visit banyanair.com/av_aviator200.
About Banyan Avionics:
The Banyan avionics team based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), offers comprehensive avionics installations, repairs, modifications, and is an authorized dealer for all major avionics manufacturers. In addition to High Speed Data solutions, they have extensive installation experience with In-Flight Entertainment upgrades, Glass Cockpits, LPV/WAAS upgrades, Flight Management Systems, Satellite TV, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems, Multifunction Displays, Satellite Communications, Iridium, and Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems.
Banyan’s avionics department is certified as both an FAA and EASA repair station and has also earned repair station designations for Argentina, Brazil, Bermuda and Venezuela. Banyan also offers a mobile avionics team to provide services on location. For more information on Banyan’s other services, visit banyanair.com.