TrueNorth celebrates 10 years of connectivity


To mark 10 years of producing communications systems for business jets, TrueNorth Avionics held an event at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.

“Business leaders, heads of state and other aircraft owners have a need to be in touch wherever they happen to be,” said Mark van Berkel, CEO of TrueNorth. “When we started this company, our goal was to make it easier for these people to do just that, which means they can be better informed, and stay on top of important matters while they have to fly.

“Since 2006, we’ve continued to develop new connectivity systems for the business jet cabin and flight deck, and looking to the future, turning to the commercial aviation space, to work with key equipment manufacturers. Building this business continues to be challenging and rewarding, and our successes make me excited about the future. I’d like to think that at some point, a majority of aircraft will be flying with TrueNorth systems on them.”

TrueNorth’s products include: its Simphonē connectivity system, which is used by heads of state, entertainment icons, business people and royalty; the Simphonē Mobile GSM system, a communications system that lets passengers use their mobile phones in flight; the TrueNorth Stylus customizable phone; and Optelity, a new communications product line.

March 4, 2016

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria and Railway Interiors International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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