The Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 200S ‘cockpit-only’ light satcom system will be certified on the Airbus A350 XWB.
The new generation Cobham equipment, which supports Inmarsat's
SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) service, will provide FANS 1/A
Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Automatic
Dependent Surveillance Contract (ADS-C) capability as well as IP
data to EFBs in the cockpit.
AVIATOR S system will ensure real-time, in-air information, with
its powerful and flexible communications capability.
AVIATOR 200S will be available on the A350 XWB aircraft as part
of its ongoing commitment to provide best-in-class equipment on its
aircraft. The latest announcement by the leading aircraft
manufacturer follows its decision in June 2016 to certify Cobham's
AVIATOR S Series systems to be offered as a line-fit option for its
popular A320 and A330 fleets.
Willem Kasselman, Vice President Aero, Cobham SATCOM, and
Jean-Marc Billaud, General Manager at Cobham Aerospace Antennas
said: "Airbus' wish to offer the new generation Cobham SBB satcom
equipment to the Airbus A350 is a further endorsement of the
performance and maturity of the Cobham product."
Cobham SATCOM's AVIATOR S product series are ARINC 781 compliant
small satcom systems featuring the most advanced security
architecture and domain segregation measures available in a single
(for the "cockpit-only" configuration) or in a two-LRU solution
(for the "cockpit and cabin" configuration). Suitable for all
single-aisle and wide-body aircraft, AVIATOR S offers small,
light, powerful satcom equipment to airlines and addresses the
growing demand from airlines for continuous non-encrypted secure
data exchange between their ground operations and their
The system allows pilots to share real-time information with
ground control to help on flight situation awareness and route
optimisation. The system can also provide independent air-ground
communications for other aircraft systems (depending on the
selected configuration) such as EFBs with access to live weather
data, in-flight entertainment, cabin distribution and other
connected off-board networks.
SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) is Inmarsat's next generation
communications platform offering global, high-speed, IP
connectivity for the flight deck.
Notes for Editors:
In June 2016, Airbus announced that it selected
SwiftBroadband-Safety and Cobham's AVIATOR S series avionics for
the cockpit communications solution for its A320 and A330 families
'SwiftBroadband-Safety: The Future of Aircraft Communications'
can be downloaded
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