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October 16th, 2018

FliteStream T-31- Flies Out from Astronics for Business Aviation Connectivity

Astronics is now offering the FliteStream T-310 solution to the business aircraft market in partnership with Satcom Direct (SD), the launch customer, as part of the SD Xperience end-to-end solution.

The T-310 is fully qualified and approved to operate on the Intelsat FlexExec business aviation network. The FliteStream T-310 SATCOM connectivity solution includes the next generation iDirect CX780 modem, providing compatibility with both Ku-band wide beam and HTS networks.

Astronics AeroSat’s FliteStream T-Series satellite connectivity system delivers broadband and live TV in a single antenna.

Astronics AeroSat's FliteStream T-Series includes the company's patented Rexolite Lens technology, which creates the most efficient, reliable and highest-performing SATCOM antenna system available. The FliteStream T-Series provides high-speed internet and IPTV in a single antenna. For more than a decade, Astronics AeroSat has provided fuselage- and tail-mounted SATCOM solutions for general aviation, business aviation, commercial transport, VVIP, and military aircraft around the world.

Executive Comment

Matthew Harrah, President of Astronics AeroSat, said that the company has developed tail- and fuselage-mounted antenna systems to provide maximum performance across the full range of Ku-band satellite technologies. By leveraging a flexible architecture that uses modem selection to define the network and link performance criteria, the company provides the inflight connectivity market with a scalable solution to meet any airborne SATCOM needs. The firm is excited to continue and expand direct relationships with Satcom Direct and Intelsat. Their respective selection and approval of the company's products for integration on their networks is validation of Astronics AeroSat technology and approach to the market.