Cobham partners with Southeast Aerospace, China Trancomm, Inmarsat and Delta G Design to develop FAA STC for AVIATOR 300 system with Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety on Shenzhen Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 aircraft
Cobham SATCOM's AVIATOR 300 SwiftBroadband system is to be
certified on Shenzhen Airlines' Boeing 737-800 fleet.
Cobham has partnered with Southeast Aerospace (SEA), China
Trancomm, Inmarsat and Delta G Design to develop the FAA
Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and CAAC Validation of
Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC).
Meeting the growing demand from airlines for continuous secure
data exchange between their ground operations and their aircraft,
the AVIATOR 300 system will be fitted with Inmarsat's
SwiftBroadband Safety capability for Airline Operational
Communications (AOC) messaging on the Boeing 737NG aircraft. The
Cobham terminal will also interface to the airplane's existing
Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS),
allowing the flight deck data messages to be carried over Inmarsat
The new technology featured in the AVIATOR 300 will enable
Shenzhen Airlines to comply with the Civil Aviation Authority of
China's (CAAC) mandate requiring airlines to operate and control
voice communications independent of Air Traffic Control within four
The AVIATOR 300 features a compact and lightweight Intermediate
Gain Antenna (IGA) to ensure a low profile on the fuselage. With
data speeds up to 332 kbps, the system provides for fast and
reliable connectivity on Inmarsat SwiftBroadband services,
supporting high quality, low-cost voice calling and the full
complement of data services.
The system has been certified for several key aircraft including
the Boeing 757, Airbus 319, 320 and 321, Cessna 550, 550 Bravo and
S550, Citation X, G200, Embraer 135 (Legacy 600/650) and Bombardier
The full Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR range includes the revolutionary
AVIATOR S series,
AVIATOR 700 and 700D,
AVIATOR 350 with High Gain Antenna (HGA),
AVIATOR 300 with IGA as well as the exceptionally compact and
AVIATOR 200 with Low Gain Antenna (LGA).
About Cobham SATCOM
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