Press Release Summary:
WSI InFlightÂ® AV-300 series datalink weather systems deliver aviation weather information to portable or panel-mounted displays, with complete coverage and content for North America and Caribbean at any altitude. While AV-300 receiver delivers WSI's aviation weather content, AV-350 receiver adds ability to tune-in radio entertainment. Satellite coverage relays storm conditions with cell height, speed/direction, and USPLN lightning data as well as icing levels and surface analyses.
Original Press Release:
New WSI InFlight(R) Cockpit Weather Systems Now Shipping
Leader in aviation weather begins shipping new AV-300 series datalink weather systems
ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 10 -- WSI Corporation (http://www.wsi.com/) today announced the commercial availability of the new WSI InFlight(R) AV-300 series datalink weather systems. Built with the same approximate footprint as the current AV200 system, the AV-300 receiver delivers WSI's award winning aviation weather content while the AV-350 receiver is a new addition to the WSI InFlight product line enabling aircraft operators and owners to receive both WSI's aviation weather content plus radio entertainment. The AV-300 series antenna and receivers have each been awarded TSO (Technical Standard Orders) authorization from the FAA.
"While designing new hardware was a requirement of our decision to transition over to a new satellite network, it has enabled WSI to make significant improvements to the WSI InFlight customer experience while in-flight," said Jim Menard, General Manager of WSI's Aviation business group. The WSI InFlight AV-300 series offers expanded satellite coverage, a more robust platform to host future product enhancements and the ability to tune into radio entertainment. "This first shipment is a significant milestone for the WSI InFlight product line and WSI's continued quest to supply pilots with the critical aviation weather data and tools they need to improve the safety and efficiency of flights."
About WSI InFlight
The WSI InFlight AV-300 series systems provide a continuous stream of aviation weather information to your portable or panel-mounted display with complete coverage and content for the majority of North America and the Caribbean at any altitude. WSI InFlight delivers the most accurate, up-to-date weather and related mission critical aviation information to any aircraft equipped with the WSI InFlight antenna and receiver including the industry's highest quality radar mosaic, WSI NOWrad(R), Radar Summary with storm cell height, speed of movement and direction, lightning data from the long range United States Precision Lightning Network (USPLN), cloud tops and Canadian radar. WSI's aviation weather content also delivers icing levels, surface analyses, winds and temperatures aloft, graphical and textual METARs, TAFs, SIGMETs, AIRMETs, TFRs, PIREPs and city forecasts directly to the cockpit.
Pricing & Availability
The WSI InFlight AV-300 series systems are available for use with a host of Multi-Function Displays (MFDs), portable displays and Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) and may be ordered from WSI's network of authorized avionics dealers. MSRP for the AV-300 receiver plus antenna is $4,347, plus installation; MSRP for the AV-350 receiver plus antenna is $5,949 plus installation. Weather data service plans for both systems start at $29.99 per month. A list of WSI InFlight Authorized Dealers is available on the web at: http://www.wsi.com/solutions/aviation/inflight/locator.asp
About WSI Corporation
WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, media and energy markets. WSI provides the world's most innovative and trusted decision-support solutions for aviation professionals through every phase of flight. WSI's pre-flight briefing solutions include WSI Pilotbrief(R) which was recently voted #1 by professional pilots for the 9th year in a row. Daily, thousands of aviation professionals around the world trust the WSI Pilotbrief system, at the nation's top FBOs and corporate flight departments and the WSI InFlight(R) cockpit weather system to provide them with the necessary information to plan safe flights. WSI also supplies cockpit weather services via the Flight Information Service for the FAA pilot programs involving Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B), including Capstone and SafeFlight 21. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Birmingham, England, WSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark Communications, Inc.
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CONTACT: Kristen Sullivan of WSI Corporation, +1-978-983-6607, email@example.com