Inmarsat, European Space Agency to modernise air traffic management over Europe

WATM2018 Inmarsat has signed a major contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop satellite communication services that enable 4D trajectory air traffic management in … More ››

Inmarsat, Airservices Australia partner on safety and efficiency

WATM2018 Inmarsat is partnering with Airservices Australia to initiate satellite voice (SatVoice) communications evaluations for air traffic services in Australia in areas beyond the reach of … More ››

ALTYS, Eurocontrol strike strategic agreement

WATM2018 ALTYS ihas signed an agreement with Eurocontrol on the joint ownership and licensing of the COSMOS solution. This agreement will on one hand allow Eurocontrol … More ››

Single European Sky steps closer thanks to SITAONAIR’s multi-frequency datalink upgrade

WATM2018 A significant, multi-frequency European datalink infrastructure upgrade has been completed by SITAONAIR, marking an important milestone in realizing the Single European Sky (SES) vision, and … More ››

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 ››

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 ››

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 ››

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 ››

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 ››

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 ››