Cessna Aircraft will offer Aircell's in-flight high-speed Internet system as a factory option for the Citation CJ4 beginning in the first quarter of 2012.
The 'Gogo Biz' solution, which runs over a dedicated network of cell towers in the United States and portions of Alaska, enables the airborne use of Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, tablets, EFBs, smartphones and other mobile devices.
The CJ4 already includes Aircell's global Iridium voice capabilities and Axxess cabin communications system for worldwide voice capabilities as standard equipment.
"Today's announcement highlights two significant trends in the business aviation market. First, connectivity plays an increasingly central role in all of our lives today, and business aircraft operators fully expect those services to be available when they fly," said Aircell executive vice president and general manager John Wade. "Second, Cessna's decision to offer a full complement of voice and high-speed internet services aboard a light jet is another clear sign that in-flight technology has become smaller, lighter and more affordable."