Staying connected in the skies just got a little easier. On Friday, October 26, the first ever business aviation flight test for our Iridium OpenPort Aero℠ system breezed through without issue. The Iridium OpenPort Aero℠ is a unique system that allows users to connect in flight to their smartphone, tablet or laptop from wheels-up to wheels-down, anywhere they may fly.

The groundbreaking hour-long flight test took place on a Bombardier Challenger 604. The testing crew utilized four iPads and two smartphones to test speed levels, access web sites, download data, send email and texts and make phones calls over the Iridium® network.

This was all made possible through the help of our technology partner LiveTV, who has adapted the Iridium OpenPort® technology for use in a wide range of aeronautical platforms and applications.

Read more about the test flight here:

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