FARNBOROUGH 2016: Saudi Arabian Airlines installs high-gain SATCOM antenna system

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SVA) has taken delivery of a high-gain Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Antenna System from Esterline CMC Electronics. The system will be installed on a Boeing 777 aircraft.

According to a spokesman for Saudi Arabian Airlines, “In the mid-1990s following a rigorous selection process, we chose CMC as the exclusive supplier of SATCOM antennas for our multi-fleet (MD-11, MD-90, B747 and B-777) aircraft. This is a testament to CMC’s continuing excellence, throughout more than two decades, as a supplier of a product that meets our expectations.”CMC’s latest high-gain SATCOM antenna system offering, the CMA-2102SB, supports Inmarsat Aero-H+, Swift64 and SwiftBroadband satellite communications services. The antenna’s design enables seamless coverage, independent of aircraft direction, over more than 90% of the specified Inmarsat hemisphere. The CMA-2102SB antenna system has received Inmarsat multi-channel SwiftBroadband approval and Transport Canada Appliance Type Approval.The award marks the delivery of CMC’s 3,500th high-gain SATCOM antenna system.

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