Globalstar’s New Certified Part 23 Light Aviation Aircraft Antenna Available at EAA 2016
The general aviation market can now, for the first time, secure affordable in-flight voice and data technology for recreational and business communications
Covington, LA (July 13, 2016) – Globalstar Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSAT) will be offering its new Part 23 (non-pressurized) Light Aviation Aircraft Kits, which include the newly STC’d Antenna, at EAA Airventure July 25-31, 2016. Attendees can see and purchase the FAA-certified antenna first hand, as well as the portable products it pairs with, the GSP-1700 mobile satellite phone and Globalstar Sat-Fi®. These kits allow pilots and passengers to make calls, send texts/emails and check weather from their smartphone or other Wi-Fi-enabled device – all from beyond cellular.
According to Ryan Deck, Avionics Sales Manager for Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., “This is the most exciting development in General Aviation Avionics in a very long time.”
Pilots can now practically and affordably communicate from the cockpit using the world’s newest mobile satellite communications network. Globalstar boasts the clearest voice quality, fastest data speeds (4x its closest competitor), lowest-priced airtime plans, a U.S.-based phone number and real-time tracking.
The new aviation packages that will be available for purchase at EAA include:
• GSP-1700 Satellite Phone and Data Package: Ideal for the "pilot on the go" who wants and needs the convenience of portable satellite communications. Small and lightweight, the GSP-1700 allows you to go from cockpit to car, beach or hangar without being tethered to your aircraft. Includes GSP-1700 Satellite Phone, Globalstar 9600™ Data Hotspot, Aviation Antenna, Aviation Installation Kit, SPOT TRACE® (first year of Basic Service included). 14 and 28 Volt options available. MSRP: $1,600 (airtime not included).
• Sat-Fi Satellite Dual Voltage Voice and Data Package: Tailored to pilots who want to provide affordable voice and data services to their passengers, the small and portable Sat-Fi unit allows up to 8 smart devices to connect to the Globalstar satellite network through Wi-Fi, so passengers can be productive and run their business even in the air. Includes Globalstar Sat-Fi, Aviation Antenna, SPOT TRACE (first year of Basic Service is included). MSRP: $1,700 (airtime not included).
• Airtime plans start as low as $39.99/month
Both packages will give pilots and passengers the ability to make and receive calls, update travel times, change flight plans, arrange for services upon landing and simply stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues via voice, text, email, tracking or all of the above. Stop by Booth 3072C to see the new Part 23 Light Aviation Aircraft Kit in action and visit one of Globalstar’s dealers to purchase one of the new aviation packages.
For more information on the Globalstar advantage, products and service pricing, please visit Globalstar.com/Aviation. To schedule an appointment at EAA, please contact Erica Kelt.
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services, leveraging the world’s newest mobile satellite communications network. Customers around the world in industries like government, emergency management, marine, logging, oil & gas and outdoor recreation rely on Globalstar to conduct business smarter and faster, maintain peace of mind and access emergency personnel. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, the innovative Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, Simplex and Duplex satellite data modems, tracking devices and flexible service packages. For more information, visit www.globalstar.com.
Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. For more information, visit www.globalstar.com.
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