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Meridian Air Charter Adds Broadband to G-IV

Meridian Air Charter now has Wi-Fi aboard its largest capacity G-IV.

Meridian, the full-service private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce that its Charter group has deployed Aviator 200 aboard its 16-passenger Gulfstream IV, the largest-capacity business jet in the Meridian fleet. Aviator 200, manufactured by Thrane & Thrane, is an airborne broadband system that allows the user to stay connected and productive with voice and data services. The new system has been retro-fitted onto the aircraft and is currently available for charter.

Aviator 200 has a wide range of embedded features which allows passengers to access the Internet while in-flight and make calls using Voice over IP (VoIP) applications via Wi-Fi enabled devices, including Android phones and tablets, iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry®, and laptops. The system utilizes Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communication services. Because Inmarsat is a satellite-based system, it provides coverage over land and sea, unlike other broadband systems which can only be accessed over land.

Andrew Ladouceur, VP of Sales & Client Services at Meridian Air Charter, had this to say, “The addition of broadband aboard our largest aircraft is a valuable service that we can now offer our charter customers. Keeping our fleet current with the latest voice and data technology is critical in today’s competitive market.”