More customers now benefiting from high speed data services provided by cost-effective retrofit satcom solution
LYNGBY, Denmark - More than 100 Dassault Falcon Jets have been
upgraded to Cobham SATCOM's AVIATOR 700D, a powerful retrofit
solution for the Aero-HSD+ equipped aircraft.
A cost-effective and easy replacement for existing Level-E
AVIATOR 700 and Aero-HSD+ systems, the AVIATOR 700D system supports
a wide range of communications applications in both the cockpit and
cabin including in-flight Wi-Fi and voice calling.
The successful upgrade program, which has minimal impact on the
aircraft wiring and structure, has resulted in significant benefits
for customers using a range of Dassault Falcon jets, including the
Falcon 900EX EASy and Falcon 2000EX EASy, and Falcon 7X.
The certified Cobham solution is fully CPDLC FANS 1/A compliant,
bringing critical safety, navigational and performance data
directly into the cockpit to reduce pilot workload, increase
efficiency and improve overall operational safety.
Providing both Inmarsat Classic and SwiftBroadband services in
one integrated system, AVIATOR 700D introduces high speed data
services using an HGA antenna for increased reliability and
connectivity for customers.
Kim Gram, vice president of Cobham SATCOM's aeronautical
business unit, said: "We are pleased to announce that over 100
customers are now experiencing the benefits of upgrading to our
FANS-compliant AVIATOR 700D system, which include fuel and time
savings, increased aircraft longevity, cockpit connection, and
increased cabin data connectivity for voice calls, as well as the
use of smartphones and tablets and entertainment.
"As a tried and tested, certified solution, we continue to
receive positive feedback about the system's performance and
capability to demonstrate complete functionality of the cockpit
data, as well as easy integration with the aircraft's existing
Dassault Falcon Jet-owned Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)
has conducted more than 65 Falcon upgrades to the AVIATOR 700D
representing a 60% worldwide market share for the service centre
The success of the AVIATOR 700D as a FANS and SBB solution for
the EASy Falcon fleet has resulted in Dassault Falcon Jet
certifying the retrofit solution for Legacy Falcons as part of the
company's Next Gen programs.
Reflecting the importance placed on using OEM SBB STCs for FANS
compliance, Dassault Falcon Jet MRO has already developed,
certified and installed an AVIATOR 700D STC for Falcon 900EX, and
has a range of STCs for AVIATOR 300 and 350 systems.
The new level of connectivity offered by the AVIATOR 700D
provides the 'office in the sky' technology and other efficiency
and security benefits expected by owners of Dassault Falcon Jets,
which are known for their exceptional cabin comfort and
Adrian Chene, Avionics Technical Representative for Duncan
Aviation, commented: "The AVIATOR 700D is very easy to install and
configure. It was a very easy decision for Duncan Aviation to
pursue multiple STCs for the AVIATOR 700D satcom."
Cobham SATCOM has already been selected by Dassault for the
supply of its HGA-6000 satcom antenna for the new Falcon 5X and 8X
The AVIATOR 700D is part of Cobham SATCOM's portfolio of
innovative SwiftBroadband solutions, consisting of the AVIATOR S
series, plus the AVIATOR 200, 300, 350 and 700, which support a
range of advanced applications including cockpit voice dialling,
in-flight calling and internet browsing.
For further information please visit Cobham Stand V055 at this
Dassault Aviation is at Static Display Z091 and Dassault Falcon
Service is Stand M105. For further information please visit www.cobham.com/satcom.
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Brand Marketing & Communications
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