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Avionica satLINK provides Iridium communications on Boeing 787 maiden flight

Avionica is proud to announce that our satLINK Iridium Communications Gateway provided Iridium communications during the maiden voyage of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Avionica's satLINK was selected by Boeing and fitted in support of the flight test program. "Iridium provides Boeing a globally available communications medium with excellent availability, reliability, and cost," stated Avionica Vice-President Stylian Cocalides, "Avionica's satLINK solution provides a state-of-the-art solution, integrating seamlessly with the Dreamliner's communications and other avionics systems. We are very proud to be part of the team effort leading to this day."

"Iridium promises to be a critical component of the Future Air Navigation System (FANS) by enabling global CPDLC communications between ground Air Traffic Services (ATS) and airborne avionics systems," said Avionica president Raul Segredo, "This and other data-messaging-based applications, such as Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS), Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and Constant-Descent Approaches will serve to improve safety, ease congestion, and save fuel."

Avionica has installed hundreds of Iridium satellite communications systems on Boeing aircraft the world over. Installations include other Boeing fleets such as the 727, 737, 747, 757, and 767. Supplemental Type Certificates are also available for aircraft of other major manufacturers.

Avionica, Inc. specializes in complete flight data and management solutions comprising both airborne avionics as well as ground support equipment. Additional products include secureLINK, the airborne 802.11 wireless gatelink router, the miniQAR, the world's first miniature quick access flight data recorder. Soon to be released is the company's miniQAR Mk III, available with 3G wireless GSE Module for data communication, still weighing less than 9 oz (255 gr).

Ground support equipment includes the RSU II, a handheld multi-use platform for flight-data recorder monitoring and download, portable dataloading, and databus analysis. Options include AVSCAN.flight, a commercial and military flight data analysis tool, USB429win, a USB ARINC 429 databus analyzer, and LOAD615win, the USB-based ARINC 615 and ARINC 615A portable dataloader.

Press release issued by Avionica, Inc. on December 18, 2009


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Avionica, Inc. Data Acquisition Systems, Data Analysis, Flight Recorders, Airborne Communication Systems


 Related aircraft programs:
Boeing 787 Dreamliner


 Related directory sectors:
Test Services
Communications (Airborne)

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