Paris - Cobham Aerospace Communications is proud to announce
that it has been awarded a contract by Airbus to supply its new
Inmarsat SB200 Evolution service (Class 4) Safety System known as
the AVIATOR 200S and 700S for the Single Aisle & Long Range
The AVIATOR 200S shipset aims at providing voice and data
air-ground communication for the Aircraft Control Domain (ACD) and
the Airline Information Services Domain (AISD) as well as to the
Passenger Information and Entertainment Services Domain (PIESD) in
its alternate configuration (AVIATOR 700S). It connects ACD
applications to high-priority air-ground communication channels for
regulated communications between pilots and Air Traffic Control, as
well as providing independent air-ground communications for other
aircraft systems such as Electronic Flight-Bags (EFBs), in-flight
entertainment, cabin distribution and other connected off-board
This major contract, which will see aircraft being fitted with
this communications technology from 2018, could be worth some USD
$200 million with the potential for additional revenue, as the
demand for Satcom capability on board aircraft increases.
The Compact SwiftBroadband (SBB) single channel system, of which
AVIATOR 200S plays a key role, is central to the new satellite
communication solution offered by Airbus to its customers.
The system brings significantly reduced installation
requirements and reduced power, weight and cost.
Eiji Kawaishi, Senior Vice President of Cobham Aerospace
"This is the second major contract won with Airbus in two months
to equip their A320neo Aircraft family. The Digital Radio and
Audio Integrated Management System announced last month and the
Light Inmarsat Satcom System are two critical systems for the
aircraft. We are extremely proud of the confidence shown by
Airbus in awarding Cobham this dual selection."
The most important thing we build is trust.
Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator,
respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
About Cobham Aerospace Communications
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