Category Archives: Communications

SB-Safety enters United service evaluation

Global mobile satellite communications business Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM have confirmed that SB-Safety (SB-S) has entered service evaluation on the first United Airlines Boeing B767 … More ››

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Digital glitch caused 2015 NZ comms blackout

A digital malfunction that caused a 2015 communications blackout at Christchurch air traffic control underlines the need for continuous risk management, a review by New … More ››

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ACARS will remain the aviation industry’s trusted and reliable network: SITAONAIR white paper

An evolving multi-link ACARS landscape, embracing cutting-edge cockpit connectivity and solid VHF foundations, will remain the backbone of the aviation industry for the foreseeable future, … More ››

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New-generation voice comms go live for better, more secure ATM

Air traffic controllers at Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) are now using a new-generation voice communications system (N-VCS), enjoying more flexible, secure and … More ››

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US Data Comm transitions to single log-on

The US Data Comm programme will phase in a National Single Data Authority (NSDA) for controller pilot data link communications (CPDLC) log-ons starting on October … More ››

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Message delivery glitch hits Iridium CPDLC

Controller Pilot Data Link Communications via the Iridium Satcom network have been suspended after US aviation authorities issued a temporary ban within the New York / Oakland / … More ››

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Park Air to provide air-to-ground voice & data capability for airline and civil aviation comms

Park Air is to provide its latest T6 radio from the Sapphire family of products for Rockwell Collins’ growing air-to-ground voice and data link network … More ››

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Brazil checks CPDLC after US concern on Iridum

Brazil’s Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) said it is monitoring Controller Pilot Data Link Communications via the Iridium network after US aviation authorities imposed a … More ››

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FAA’s Data Comm reaches 1m flight milestone

US air traffic controllers and pilots have used NextGen Data Communications (Data Comm) technology to clear more than one million flights – reaching the significant … More ››

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Comsuisse passes SAT at Shannon centre 

Comsuisse has successfully carried out a Site Acceptance Test for a VCCS main operational system for the Irish Aviation Authority at its Shannon air control centre … More ››

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