Category Archives: Communications

SESAR JU and European Space Agency sign agreement on air transport satellite comms

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) to further facilitate the development of … More ››

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Inmarsat signs China safety services deal

ATC Global 2016  UK satellite services business Inmarsat has signed an agreement with Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) and Aviation Data Communication Corporation … More ››

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Thirty Swedish airports install Jotron’s Ricochet

Communication systems business Jotron  for land, sea and air safety, has installed redundant audio and screen recording systems for Luftfartsverket (LFV), the largest provider of air traffic control … More ››

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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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