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Innotech Aviation Receives FAA Multiple STC Approval for I-Ku™ Airborne High-Speed Internet System

Innotech Aviation Receives FAA Multiple STC Approval for I-Ku™ Airborne High-Speed Internet System

I-Ku combines Innotech proprietary software and technology with ViaSat terminal and worldwide Yonder network service to provide industry leading connection speed

Montreal, Quebec. October 15, 2010… Innotech Aviation has received FAA multiple Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its I-Ku™ airborne high-speed Internet system for installation on Bombardier Global Express aircraft. Innotech is completing installations at its Montreal facility. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval is in process.

The I-Ku system incorporates the ViaSat VMT-1500 airborne high-speed Internet terminal and delivers data and voice connections using the worldwide coverage of ViaSat Yonder® service for the highest speeds available in the industry.

Using proprietary software applications developed by Innotech, users on in-service aircraft enjoy simultaneous access to high-speed Internet service, Voice over IP (VOIP), Voice Wi-Fi, and other office-in-the-sky applications. Simultaneous on-board connection can be made with any wireless devices, such as laptops, Blackberries, iPhones, and iPads.

Innotech Aviation, director of sales and marketing, Tony Rawlinson said, “The I-Ku system supports the growing demand for seamless connectivity from home or office direct to the aircraft. With a fixed monthly service fee of approximately $6,000 for unlimited worldwide access, and the fastest airborne Internet service on the market, the system is a must for aircraft owners looking to maximize connectivity and the overall value of their aircraft.”

The I-Ku system can be installed in 10-15 days, depending on the aircraft configuration, and weighs less than 45 lbs.

From its Montreal facilities, Innotech Aviation offers a complete range of maintenance, completion, paint, avionics and refurbishment services to clients across North America and internationally. Its 180,000 sq.ft. facility has one of the most modern and complete ranges of specialized tooling, certified spares, processes, mechanical and avionics support in the industry.

Innotech Aviation is part of the Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group, a uniquely structured subsidiary of IMP Group International, Inc., with 650 employees in locations across Canada and the US.

Specializing in business aircraft sales, interior completions, service, repair & overhaul, NDT, interior/exterior refurbishing, flight operations, aircraft management and charters, and supported by FBOs, the group holds a wide variety of sales and service designations and authorizations.

IMP Group International Inc. is a diversified multinational Canadian corporation with 3,500 employees in four countries. The company has extensive interests in aerospace, manufacturing, airlines and general aviation services, industrial marine products, real estate and hotels.


   A division of IMP Group Limited.