New antenna system from Astronics AeroSat

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Astronics AeroSat has launched a new fuselage-mount antenna system for commercial and VVIP aircraft. The company says FliteStream F-310 is designed to deliver the highest bandwidth and fastest internet speeds in its class, and to minimize service interruptions when switching between spot beams.

“The new F-310 provides the high performance needed for next-generation Ku-band High-Throughput Satellites (HTS), which utilize faster spot beam technology in place of traditional wide beams,” said Matthew Harrah, president of Astronics AeroSat.

The solution will enable passengers to access the internet and VPN services, conduct VoIP calls and video conferences, and use email and applications. The product replaces FliteStream F-210, using existing mounting provisions to make upgrading as simple as possible.

The three-piece LRU system consists of an antenna, antenna controller and high-power transceiver, and Astronics AeroSat says it is compliant with RTCA/DO-160 and RTCA/DO-178. FliteStream solutions feature patented Rexolite Lens technology.

April 11, 2017

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