Agreement for the Boeing 777 and 737 to be outfitted with
Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 600S and 700S enables airlines to benefit from
smaller, lighter, higher performance satcom solutions
LYNGBY, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM and Boeing have signed a
Technical Service Agreement (TSA) for the certification of the
AVIATOR 600S and 700S systems on the Boeing 777 and 737 airplanes.
The agreement is Cobham SATCOM's first contract with an airplane
manufacturer for the AVIATOR S Series, which supports Inmarsat's
new generation SwiftBroadband Safety service.
The TSA allows Cobham and Boeing to work together on the design
of the 600S and 700S solutions onto the Boeing Next-Generation 737,
the 737 MAX, the Boeing 777-300ER and 777X.
Cobham SATCOM's AVIATOR S product series offers smaller,
lighter, 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 aircraft.
The AVIATOR S series of products supports secure IP and ACARS data
services, as well as multiple voice channels, among other
"This is a defining agreement for AVIATOR S and Cobham SATCOM,"
said Kim Gram, vice president of Cobham SATCOM's aeronautical
business unit. "It is an endorsement for the S Series family by one
of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, and will make
it possible for us to deliver AVIATOR 600S and 700S onto two of the
best-selling aircraft flying today, used by airlines around the
The Boeing Next-Generation 737 airplanes include the
600/700/800/900ER models, with a total of 5,423 737 built (as of
December 2015) and more than 6,800 ordered. The Boeing 737 MAX
incorporates the best of future engine technologies for improved
efficiency, reliability and passenger appeal. One of Boeing's
best-selling models, the 777 is the largest twin-jet and the most
popular long-haul airplane with airlines in operation, with more
than 1,361 delivered and 1,885 ordered. The 777X is
Boeing's newest family of twin-aisle airplanes.
For further information about AVIATOR S please visit www.cobham.com/satcom/aviator-s
or go to www.cobham.com/satcom.
About Cobham SATCOM
Providing dependable communications and internet access
anywhere under the most demanding conditions.
Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the
most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the
We design and manufacture these high performance products under
the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing
customers with outstanding performance, value and support through
our global sales and service network.
The most important thing we build is trust.
We protect lives and livelihoods with our differentiated
technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into
customer needs and agility. Our innovative range of technologies
and services solve challenging problems in harsh environments
across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to
the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting the growing demand
for data, connectivity and bandwidth.
We employ more than 12,000 people on five continents, and have
customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading
positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications,
including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission
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