Service provider, Inmarsat,, Equipment supplier, Thrane & Thrane, and Installation specialist, Banyan Air Service meet in Munich during the Inmarsat Conference. (L to R:) Andy Beers, Thrane & Thrane, Lars Ringertz, Inmarsat,, Jen Marts, Thrane & Thrane, Brian Wilson, Banyan Avionics, and Kim Gram, Thrane & Thrane

Brian Wilson spoke about High Speed Data and Wi-Fi at the Inmarsat Aeronautical Conference in Munich, Germany recently.  Roughly 200 international air transport, business aviation and government delegates ascended on Munich to hear how Inmarsat is providing in-flight connectivity solutions today with Swift Broadband, and for the future with Global Xpress™.  Delegates heard the latest news and developments from some of the key hardware, technology and service provider partners in the industry. The next conference will be held in Miami in June 2012.

Mr. Wilson was hosted by Mr. Lars Ringertz, the Director of Marketing for Aeronautical Services.  Over 35 countries were represented with 22 industry professionals giving presentations on their respective topics.  The list of speakers, topics and link to their presentations are available on-line.

Included in Mr. Wilson’s presentation was a video produced in-conjunction with Satcom Direct.  The video titled Swift Broadband is viewable on YouTube on on the Banyan AVIATOR 200 webpage.

Mr. Wilson is the director of avionics for Banyan Air Service which is based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  He is a leading expert on emerging avionics technologies and is also a regular contributor in writing avionics articles for World Aircraft Sales Magazine.

Under his direction, Banyan avionics was issued an STC  ST03901AT from the FAA for the Thrane and Thrane AVIATOR 200 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system for the Cessna 500, 550, S550, 552, 560, and 560XL  aircraft and also received ANAC Brazilian Supplemental Type Certificates 2011S02-14 and 2011S02-15.

Banyan also has a mobile Avionics team that can perform these installations at your hangar or at your preferred maintenance facility.

In addition to High Speed Data (HSD), the Banyan Avionics team offers comprehensive avionics installations, repairs, modifications, and is an authorized dealer for all major avionics manufacturers.  They have extensive installation experience with flight deck upgrades, glass cockpits, cockpit voice recorders, flight data recorders, electronic flight bags, enhanced ground proximity warning systems, multifunction displays, satellite communications, Iridium, and traffic alert 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, and Venezuela.  For more information about visit the Banyan Avionics webpage.