Cobham wins satcomms contract with Airbus

tUnder a new deal, Cobham Aerospace Communications will supply its new Inmarsat SB200 safety system – known as the AVIATOR 200S and 700S – to both Airbus’ single-aisle and long-range aircraft families.ttThe Aviator 200S is part of Cobham’s compact SwiftBroadband single channel system, which is central to the new satellite communication solution offered by Airbus to its customers.ttThe shipset of the Aviator 200S aims at providing voice and data air-to-ground communication for the Aircraft Control Domain (ACD) and the Airline Information Services Domain as well as to the Passenger Information and Entertainment Services Domain in its alternate configuration (AVIATOR 700S).ttIt connects ACD applications to high-priority air-to-ground communication channels for regulated communications between pilots and air traffic control, as well as providing independent air-to-ground communications for other aircraft systems such as electronic flight bags, in-flight entertainment, cabin distribution and other connected off-board networks.ttEiji Kawaishi, SVP of Cobham Aerospace Communications, commented, “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.”ttThe contract will see Airbus aircraft being fitted with Inmarsat's SB200 technology from 2018.

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