The Aviator 200, the latest and most compact in Thrane & Thrane's line of Inmarsat satellite terminals, is targeted at operators of light jets and turboprops. The system delivers workable Internet and email to Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops in return for a total investment of about $75,000 and just 13 lb. of added weight.

The system was launched in 2010 and shipments are approaching the century mark, according to Andy Beers, the Danish company's director of Aero Sales in North America. So far it has been certificated in the King Air 200 and 300, the Cessna Citation 500 to 560 and the CJ1. Campaigns are under way for the Partenavia P68, Pilatus PC-12 and earlier King Airs, as well as Hawker 800 and 800XP retrofits.

The Aviator 200 delivers via the Inmarsat-4 constellation and its SB200 service launched last year. Currently data throughput is limited to a maximum of 200 Kbps, and that in coverage areas smaller than those available for the full 432 Kbps SwiftBroadband service, but the company hopes to expand it soon.