Category Archives: Communications

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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NASA, FAA show off wireless aircraft comms

NASA has demonstrated that a wireless  system can communicate – sending route options and weather information for example — with a jet on the ground, … More ››

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Eurocontrol datalink bid hits dead-end

Brussels has weighed in on the contentious issue of how to proceed with getting the troubled datalink project back on track. Download your copy of … More ››

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FAA plans major remote comms reduction

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to decommission 666 of the more than 2,100 remote communications outlets (RCOs) in the continental United States, citing … More ››

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Nieuwsma to head Rockwell’s IMS business

Dave Nieuwsma has been appointed senior vice president of Rockwell Collin’s Information Management Services (IMS) business. He replaces Jeff Standerski who led the IMS division … More ››

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SITAONAIR clinches PANSA CPDLC contract

Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) has selected air transport communications provider SITAONAIR to provide the data link service required to comply with the EU … More ››

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