Posted on: 17 June 2015 by Mark Howells
Rockwell Collins (Rockwell) has announced a series of initiatives that aim to expand the company’s ARINC global network throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as part of its broader strategy to grow the company’s global information management footprint.
The initiatives include increasing the number of Very High Frequency (VHF) ground stations, adding VHF Digital Link Mode 2 (VDL Mode 2) frequency capacity in Europe and implementing a proprietary algorithm that will increase network capacity significantly over traditional VHF solutions. These developments have been implemented to address the growing amount of air traffic and, therefore, increasing amount of data being generated by modern aircraft.
The enhancements are now operational at a number of key European airports and are being rolled out across the region.
“These are significant investments by Rockwell Collins that will deliver a host of benefits to airlines flying in the EMEA region,” explained Jeff Standerski, SVP information management services, Rockwell Collins. “Airlines will have access to the most robust, secure communications network available to transmit critical flight and crew information to and from the aircraft. In addition, the new airport-based frequencies will significantly improve performance for operators by automatically transitioning aircraft communications to the optimal frequency based on network load and capacity.”