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22 May 2017 — AIN ONLINE

TrueNorth Adds Voice to Data Link Unit

TrueNorth has expanded its communications products with the release of its new DLU-vox datalink and voice Iridium satellite communications system, which combines datalink and flight deck safety services voice capabilities in a single box. 

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2 November 2016 — Flying Magazine

Satcom Direct Acquires TrueNorth

Satcom Direct (SD) announced its plan to acquire satcom equipment maker TrueNorth Avionics at the National Business Aviation Association’s convention in Orlando, Florida, this week.

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30 August 2016 — AIN Online

FAA OKs FANS-over-Iridium Solution for Gulfstream GIV/V

Gulfstream Aerospace has earned FAA approval to upgrade Gulfstream GIVs and GVs with FANS over Iridium using the TrueNorth Simphonē FANS 1/A+ datalink unit.

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6 June 2016 — Skies Magazine

TrueNorth connected.aero service to enhance inflight connectivity experience

TrueNorth has introduced connected.aero, which will be aviation’s first hybrid cloud solution designed to amplify bandwidth and enhance the inflight connectivity experience.

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26 April 2016 — AIN Online

TrueNorth Selected to Selected to Make AeroWave Router for BendixKing

BendixKing has picked TrueNorth Avionics to manufacture a router/wireless access point for the company’s AeroWave 100 satcom. The AeroWave router is based on TrueNorth’s Optelity Hot Spot “N” wireless access point, which was introduced last year and is targeted for turboprops and light to midsize jets.

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24 February 2016 — AIN Online

TrueNorth Marks 10th Anniversary

TrueNorth Avionics held its 10th anniversary celebration at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa on February 23, 2016. From its start building handsets for what were then fairly crude airborne connectivity systems to today’s flying Wi-Fi networks, TrueNorth has ridden the technology wave and is poised to connect aircraft with next-generation satcom networks that are now coming on line.

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25 January 2016 — Runway Girl Network


Canada’s TrueNorth Avionics to enter commercial IFEC sector

On the heels of its 10–year anniversary TrueNorth Avionics, a Canadian firm with experience providing connected aircraft solutions for VIP/VVIP aircraft, is turning its attention to the commercial aviation sector.


30 September 2015 — AIN Online

TrueNorth Offers Wireless Access to Smaller Aircraft

TrueNorth Avionics has unveiled a new “N” wireless access point and integrated router designed for light- to medium-sized jets and turboprops. The Optelity Hot Spot is a certified device and permanently installed in the aircraft. According to the company, “Unlike consumer-based carry-on gear, it is aviation certified for safe in-flight operation, and installed on the aircraft to eliminate power conversion issues.”  

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15 September 2015 — AIN Online

Clay Lacy STCs TrueNorth Fans-over-Iridium in CL-601

Clay Lacy Aviation has received an FAA supplemental type certificate for installation of a future air navigation system (FansS 1/A) package in a Challenger 601-3A/R that uses a TrueNorth Avionics Simphonē datalink unit (DLU). The TrueNorth DLU is “the only FAA TSO-C159a Fans-over-Iridium system for the flight deck,” according to the company. (The DLU is also EASA- and Transport Canada-approved.) 

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19 May 2015 — AIN Online

TrueNorth Starts Delivering Cabin Gateway Comms Platform

TrueNorth Avionics (Booth F045) has begun deliveries of its new Optelity Cabin Gateway communications platform, which it launched in October 2014. The company also reported here at the EBACE show (Booth F045) that it is working on developing a supplemental type certificate for the equipment to go on a Gulfstream GV aircraft. 

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18 May 2015 — Aviation Today

AMAC Aerospace Offers VVIP Customers Simple Smartphone Use through TrueNorth Avionics GSM

TrueNorth Avionics announced today at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) taking place in Geneva, Switzerland that AMAC Aerospace has installed the company’s Simphone Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication for a Boeing 747-8I aircraft completion. The Simphone Mobile GSM is a private GSM system designed for business jet operators. Passengers and crew can board the plane and use their own personal phones to text and talk without any additional configuration, apps or forwarding service.

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5 May 2015 — AIN Online

Operators’ Fans STC Options Growing

Companies that have received Fans supplemental type certificates (STCs) include Chicago Jet, Clay Lacy Aviation, Comlux America and Kaiser Air. While some installations can use existing Inmarsat satcoms, most Fans STCs include installation of an Iridium satcom to provide the datalink capability. Iridium systems from Gogo Business Aviation, International Communications Group (ICG) and True North Avionics have proved popular. 

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4 May 2015 — Aviation Today

FANS Exec Q&A With TrueNorth CEO Mark van Berkel

TrueNorth Avionics recently announced that it has achieved the first FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-159A with its Simphonē Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS-1/A+) capable Data Link Unit (DLU). The Canadian manufacturer first paved the way for development of the DLU with the introduction of its Iridium-based Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) interface in 2007. At the time there was no TSO for FANS over Iridium (FOI), which was first TSO'd by the FAA in 2010 with TSO C-159A.

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