Landmark Aviation and ICG Announced Agreement at AEA National Convention

Landmark Aviation and ICG Announced Agreement at AEA National Convention

Houston, TX — 03/22/2011

Landmark Aviation and International Communications Group (ICG) announced at the AEA National Convention in Reno, NV that they have entered into an agreement to obtain a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a version of ICG’s advanced voice and data satellite based communications product line, Sora, to be installed on Bombardier Challenger 600 series aircraft.

 

The multi-use STC will allow installation of a bundle designated Sora ig. This complete communications solution integrates Inmarsat Swift Broadband, internet connectivity, Iridium Voice, Data Link, Wi-Fi access, and cabin handsets on the aircraft.

 

“This STC will allow for a greater diversity of the installed base for our Sora products and we look forward to working with Landmark Aviation during this process,” ICG CEO Scott Trainum stated.

 

A 600 series Challenger is scheduled for Sora ig installation at the Landmark Winston-Salem (INT) MRO facility in April 2011. The MRO expects to complete the necessary flight testing and certification program by mid-May. The STC project is aimed at a multi-use approval for the Bombardier Challenger aircraft and is intended to have applicability across the entire CL-600 Challenger line.

 

“To be competitive in this industry, we need to offer our customers connectivity solutions for their aircraft ranging from voice to internet,” Landmark Avionics Manager Dwayne Chandler commented. “In completing this STC, we are expanding our expertise and offering a wider range of options to our customers.”

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Landmark Aviation operates a network of fixed base operations located throughout the U.S., and in Canada and Western Europe. The Company offers a wide range of services, including FBO, MRO, charter and management. Landmark is a portfolio company of GTCR Golder Rauner and Platform Partners, LLC. For more information, visit www.landmarkaviation.com.

 

GTCR is a leading private equity firm based in Chicago that manages more than $8 billion in equity and capital invested in a wide range of companies and industries. The firm principally invests in high-growth industries, including business services and outsourcing, consumer products and services, healthcare, technology and transaction processing.

 

Platform Partners, LLC is a private holding company based in Houston that makes investments in middle-market companies with the intent of growing the businesses into industry leaders through a combination of organic and acquisition growth.