Category Archives: Communications

China certifies R&S IP-based voice comms

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved the Rohde & Schwarz R&S VCS-4G for the Chinese market. The IP based voice communications system … More ››

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SITA OnAir to pioneer aircraft connectivity

SITA and OnAir have formed SITA OnAir to help airlines realise the full potential of nose-to-tail connected aircraft solutions, regardless of fleet size, route structure … More ››

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FAA approves Avionica B767 satLINK MAX

Satellite communications business Avionica has secured a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install satLINK MAX, the first ATC voice and data … More ››

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EU to co-fund ATC system in Hungary

The Europe Union’s TEN-T Programme will support the upgrade of the Hungarian air traffic control system with Controller Pilot Data Link Communications with almost €1.4 … More ››

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Europe invests in comms structure probe

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will co-finance with near €2 million a study on the new generation of communications infrastructure for the European air traffic management. … More ››

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Data Burst

Aimée Turner examines European efforts to salvage a crucial technological enabler of the Single European Sky and assesses the likely impact on the deployment momentum … More ››

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McMillan joins Inmarsat as aviation safety chief

British satellite business Inmarsat has appointed Captain Mary I. McMillan as vice president, aviation safety and operational services. “The appointment of Captain Mary McMillan to … More ››

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First image download over new gigabit laser space connection

The first ever gigabit transmission via laser of imagery between the radar sensor on Sentinel-1A and Alphasat satellites, the latter built by Airbus Defence and … More ››

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Inmarsat, ESA sign Iris Precursor partnership

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety service is to play an integral part in the future European air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure. Inmarsat has signed a contract with … More ››

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Inmarsat awards Iris security work to CGI

IT giant CGI has been awarded the contract by British satellite business Inmarsat to develop the safety and security of future ‘Iris Precursor’ data communications … More ››

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