Aircell announced today it has signed an agreement with Germany's P3 Voith Aerospace to develop several new Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for its Aviator 200 in-flight connectivity system, aimed at the European market.

Aircell is to provide complete, no-cost STCs to operators installing the Aviator 200 system and activating a new SwiftBroadband service plan through an Aircell-authorised dealer.

Plans for the first STC in the programme are being finalised, and the company is seeking aircraft to be used as the certification platform for future STCs.

"Providing no-charge certification packages to operators will significantly reduce installation costs and allow more people to enjoy the productivity-enhancing benefits of in-flight connectivity in Europe," says John Wade, Aircell executive vice-president.

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Source: Flight Daily News