FAA Approves BendixKing In-Flight Internet for GA Aircraft

BendixKing’s in-flight internet product, AeroWave 100, is now approved for installation in several general aviation aircraft.

In-flight internet just got more accessible for general aviation aircraft. BendixKing this week announced the FAA has approved installation of its AeroWave 100 in-flight internet product on several popular turboprop and turbine airframes.

The approved model list includes Cessna Mustang, M2, CJ2, CJ3, CJ4, Caravan, Embraer Phenom 100 and 300, Pilatus PC-12, Daher TBM 700/850/900, Textron King Airs, Mitsubishi MU-2 and Turbo Commanders. More models will be added to the list in time, according to a statement from BendixKing.

“Now a broader range of general aviation aircraft can easily get a low-cost, in-flight internet capability which enables a world of services for both passengers and crew,” says BendixKing president Justin Ryan.

The AeroWave 100, an Inmarsat Class 15 system, provides worldwide internet access for a prepaid $40 per month service plan. The AeroWave 100 retails for $24,995 with an installation kit and standard ARINC 600 tray included, or $27,495 with the addition of a cooling fan. Optional certified Wi-Fi routers in data-only and voice-data packages are also available for purchase.