Aircell has unveiled its new ATG 5000 high-speed internet unit for the business aviation market. The lightweight, "affordable" system delivers high-speed internet service via the Aircell network and was designed specifically for aircraft operators that do not require the integrated voice, narrowband data and network neutral capabilities of the company's Axxess cabin system. Shipments of the $85,000 - excluding installation - ATG 5000 units will begin in December.


Embraer has delivered a third Legacy 600 to Dubai's Titan Aviation. The privately owned super-midsize aircraft will be added to Titan's portfolio of managed and operated aircraft, Titan is scheduled to take delivery of a Lineage 1000 ultra-large business jet in 2012.


Danish Engine Trend Analyzing has clinched a contract from Austrian charter company VistaJet to analyse engine performance data from VistaJet's fleet of seven Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A-powered Bombardier Learjet 60XRs. VistaJet says engine trend data from the midsize business jet's on-board data recording system will be forwarded directly to Danish Engine from the various maintenance providers and line stations used by VistaJet. Danish Engine will then send engine performance and engine trend reports to VistaJet's technical department, which will use the data to improve the operator's flight safety, dispatch reliability and operational costs.

Source: Flight International