NBAA 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, 21-23 October, Orlando, FL,Orange County Convention Center, Booth 828
Leading Satellite Communications Provider Continues to Set the Standard in Aeronautical Sector with Success of Two High Gain Antenna models
Cape Town, South Africa - Setting the
benchmark globally with its pioneering range of standalone
aeronautical antennas, Cobham SATCOM announced sales figures for
two of its most successful High Gain Antennas. The satellite
communications provider confirmed that it has supplied 1,000 of its
AVIATOR HGA-6000 - the lightest High Gain Satcom Antenna available
on the market. Recently reaching the production landmark of 2,000
units, Cobham also welcomes the continued success of the AVIATOR
HGA-7001 as the L-band "Satcom antenna of choice" for airlines.
Brian Cobern, Airline Sales Executive at Cobham SATCOM, Cape
Town, said: "The combined success of the AVIATOR HGA-7001 and the
HGA-6000 is very significant and demonstrates the benefits our
antennas give to airlines and business aviation. The top mount
HGA-7001 is approved across all the major airframes and provides
value benefits and cost savings, such as low drag weight, low
induced fuselage stress and exceptional low angle coverage, all
resulting in a higher performance Satcom system.
"HGA-7001 shipments have now reached over 50 units
per month and the number continues to grow. This antenna has
clearly become the defacto L-band Satcom antenna of choice with the
airlines, with about 90% of B777, 60% (and rising) of A330 and 100%
of A380, A350, B787 and B747-8 using this antenna. We also see more
B737 and A320 customers selecting this antenna as the demands for
single aisle connectivity continue to grow.
"To reach the landmark of 1,000 HGA-6000's is very significant.
This antenna is standard fit on Gulfstream 350/450/550/650 and an
option on the Dassault Falcon Jets and the Legacy 450/500. It is
ideal for large business jets. The light weight and easy
installation options make this antenna the obvious choice for
Kim Gram, vice president of Cobham SATCOM's aeronautical
business unit, said: "These are fairly unique milestones in our
industry and really single out Cobham SATCOM as a global leader in
the antennas sector and an authoritative voice in the industry.
Cobham sets the standard for phased array and tail-mount
SwiftBroadband antennas as no other manufacturer can match our
compact size, affordability and performance.
"It is particularly satisfying that the 1,000 unit sales figure
has been achieved by the HGA-6000 which is such a unique and
versatile product and one of the most innovative in our
comprehensive range. Offering the lowest weight and volume for a
mechanically-steered high gain antenna, it is capable of providing
users with high performance voice and data connectivity when used
with Cobham's AVIATOR 350 and 700D systems."
With its very high reliability, the AVIATOR
HGA-7001 features phased-array technology that has proven
its 'fit and forget" status with the air transport sector, yet is
small and light enough for many business jet airframes. Providing
seamless coverage over the Inmarsat-defined hemisphere, the
HGA-7001 is for use with Inmarsat Classic Aero (H/H+), Swift64 and
SwiftBroadband Satcom systems for multi-channel service for a range
The AVIATOR HGA-6000 in the slimline radome offers users the
smallest swept volume available for a mechanically-steered Aero
H/H+, Swift64 and SwiftBroadband Satcom antenna. It is the first
antenna of this type to accept steering commands directly from any
ARINC 741 compatible Satellite Data Unit as it is designed with an
integral Beam Steering Unit (BSU) with ARINC 429 interface. This
eliminates the need to install a separate Antenna Control Unit
(ACU) or BSU, reducing system box count and improving empennage
weight distribution and installation simplicity.
As well as providing connectivity for air traffic control,
aircraft operation and EFBs for the cockpit, both HGA units fulfil
the demand for high data rates and broadband capability to offer
fast and reliable connectivity on Inmarsat SwiftBroadband services
for high quality, low-cost voice calling and the full complement of
data services, supporting the use of Wi-Fi enabled devices such as
laptops, tablets and smart phones.
Cobham SATCOM's pioneering range of aeronautical standalone
AVIATOR High Gain, Intermediate Gain and Low Gain antennas feature
aerodynamic profiles and small footprints for optimum performance.
This family of phased array fuselage and mechanical tail cap
mounted Inmarsat antennas is ideal for air transport aircraft,
business aircraft, surveillance aircraft helicopters and UAV's.
For further information about Cobham SATCOM's AVIATOR portfolio,
please visit Booth 828 at this year's NBAA or go to www.cobham.com/satcom.
Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated
technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer
needs and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of
technologies and services to solve challenging problems across
commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the
depths of the ocean. It has market leading positions in air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data
communications, including satellite communications; defence
electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important
thing Cobham builds is trust.
About Cobham SATCOM
Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports
satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for
land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing
demand for communication, our products and services are used to
satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and
Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design
affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have
decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption.
Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most
challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional
communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep
providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and
Our product designs have evolved tremendously during their
decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains
and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR®
and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of
global distributors and partners. Cobham SATCOM has design,
development and manufacturing facilities in Denmark, Norway, South
Africa and the USA.
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Global Marketing Manager
Aeronautical Business Unit
T: +1 757 777 7186