Inmarsat, ESA complete major Iris milestone

July 19, 2018 0

Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA), have completed the first test flight using the world’s most advanced aviation satellite technology for their Iris programme in support of European air traffic modernisation. The evaluation is […]


First transatlantic MALE RPA flight planned July

June 27, 2018 0

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems plans to make the first-ever transatlantic flight of a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). GA-ASI’s company-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA is scheduled to fly from the company’s flight test and […]


Cobham debuts business jet FANS upgrade

May 22, 2018 0

Cobham has launched a communications upgrade option that delivers all the benefits of Inmarsat’s SB-S technology platform and FANS 1/A compliance to business jets at a price point well below historical solutions. Enabled by the development […]


Inmarsat launches SB-S into commercial service

April 17, 2018 0

Inmarsat has entered commercial service with SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S). The next-generation satellite IP platform is designed to meet the needs of aviation data communications in the digital age and offers airlines game-changing operational visibility. “It is […]


Inmarsat signs agreement with Rockwell Collins

September 15, 2017 0

Inmarsat has signed a strategic agreement with Rockwell Collins for the global distribution of its next-generation SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) flightdeck connectivity solution. The partners said the agreement builds on a successful long-term strategic relationship between the […]


SATCOM savings for airlines top $3 billion

March 7, 2017 0

World ATM Congress Satellite communication (SATCOM) in the cockpit has saved airlines more than US$3 billion thanks to safety and efficiency benefits, according to a study released by Helios and mobile satellite communications business Inmarsat. […]


Iris Precursor completes first trial phase

December 20, 2016 0

The European Space Agency (ESA) has completed its first flight trials using satellites to help bring Europe closer to its goal of modernising air traffic control. The trials are part of the public–private partnership between […]