AeroSat creates antenna to harness spot beams


April 4, 2017 – Astronics subsidiary, Astronics AeroSat, has developed a new aircraft antenna system, the FliteStream F-310. Designed to provide the high performance needed for new spot beam satellite technology, the antenna is claimed to deliver the highest bandwidth and fastest in-flight internet connectivity speeds in its class.

Matthew Harrah, president of Astronics AeroSat stated, “The F-310 provides the high performance needed for next-generation Ku-band High-Throughput Satellites (HTS), which utilize faster spot beam technology in place of traditional wide beams. We look forward to working with aircraft OEMs and service partners to install and offer the fastest user experience for inflight internet connectivity.”

The antenna provides Ku-band HTS connectivity with new technology that minimizes service interruptions when switching from spot beam to spot beam in flight. Designed to replace the current FliteStream F-210, the F-310 uses existing mounting provisions to eliminate any impact to aircraft installation designs and provides an easy path for OEMs to upgrade to the latest Ku-Band HTS networks.

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