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Esterline CMC Electronics' enhanced high gain SwiftBroadband antenna system certified on A380 and A330/340

The new Esterline CMC Electronics' CMA-2102SB Satellite Communications (Satcom) high gain antenna system recently has achieved certification on the A380 and A330/340 aircraft. The new-generation CMA-2102SB antenna supports Inmarsat Aero-H+, Swift64 and SwiftBroadband satellite communications services. The design of this top-mounted, low-profile antenna with exceptional bandwidth is based on CMC's field proven, proprietary technology and architecture used in its current industry leading CMA-2102 high gain antenna system.

CMC Electronics' CMA-2102SB high gain antenna system has received Inmarsat multi-channel SwiftBroadband approval and Transport Canada Appliance Type Approval. The CMA-2102SB is the only top-mount ARINC 741 antenna to have received such approval.

Bruce Bailey, CMC Electronics' Vice President, Commercial Aviation, noted: "We are very pleased that our high-speed data compatible CMA-2102SB antenna has been certified on the A380 and long-range A330/340 aircraft. We value our continuing association with Airbus and look forward to working closely with them well into the future."

The antenna's design enables seamless coverage, independent of aircraft direction over more than 90% of the specified Inmarsat hemisphere. CMC's technological evolution increases by an order of magnitude the communications capacity for air transport aircraft carrying a large number of passengers so they can stay connected.

CMC Electronics is the preferred supplier of Satcom antennas to the air transport and VIP business liner markets. The company has captured more than 75% of all Aero-H/H+ airline installations with its Satcom antennas. To date, CMC has delivered over 2,600 Inmarsat Satcom antenna systems to approximately 110 airline, OEM, military, corporate and VIP customers.

Press release issued by Esterline CMC Electronics Inc on June 15, 2009

 

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