Aircell has introduced a new standalone, high-speed Internet unit for the business aviation market.

Dubbed the ATG 5000, the system is specifically designed for aircraft operators "that don't require the comprehensive capabilities of the Aircell Axxess cabin system", says Aircell.

A network-neutral cabin system, Axxess supports multiple channels of worldwide voice and narrowband data service via the Iridium satellite network.

With today's announcement, Aircell now offers two equipment packages for business aircraft operators seeking air-to-ground (ATG)-based connectivity in the United States - the ATG 4000, which is a modular add-on to Axxses; and the ATG 5000, which is aimed at "customers that don't require the integrated voice, narrowband data and network neutral benefits of Aircell Axxess", says Aircell.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news