Category Archives: Communications

Latvia to provide comms for Estonian ANS

Latvian air navigation service provider Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS) is now delivering AFTN/AMHS system operator services for the Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS). LGS will also … More ››

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China launches first quantum comms satellite

China has just launched the world’s first quantum communications satellite, reports New Scientist. The 600 kg spacecraft blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Center in the … More ››

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Solar flare caused 1967 Cold War scare

A powerful solar storm 1967 may well have triggered a crisis between the US and the USSR if not for the USAF space weather monitoring programme, … More ››

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Loud & Clear?

Norwegian researchers are looking into data security risks as the European aviation sector looks to adopt satellite communication between aircraft and the ground, to reduce the … More ››

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FLYHT looks to China for growth potential

Calgary, Canada-based FLYHT Aerospace Solutions chief executive Tom Schmutz anticipates significant growth potential stemming from a recent Chinese aviation safety move to tighten rules governing aircraft voice messaging.  In … More ››

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New Approach

David Bowen, SESAR JU’s ATM chief, explains how Europe plans to fix the troublesome VDL Mode 2 datalink solution and outline an emerging performance-based vision … More ››

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Swift Take

With modified versions of Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-based cockpit communications solution, SB-Safety (SB-S) already being successfully trialled by Hawaiian Airlines and FedEx, the solution could soon receive an important … More ››

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Inmarsat’s SBB-Safety selected by Airbus

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) service has been selected by Airbus as a cockpit communications solution for the A320 and A330 aircraft families. In a landmark agreement, … More ››

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Frequentis expands ATM networks leadership

The first MEVA Technical Management Group (TMG) meeting has taken place after Frequentis assumed responsibility for the  Pan-Caribbean network MEVA MEVA (Mejoras a los Enlaces … More ››

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Datalink through all French upper airspace

Controllers from the five French area control centres can provide ATC instruction of frequency transfer via datalink to all equipped aircraft above FL 195 (6,000 … More ››

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