Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 200S to be certified on A350 XWB


Cobham Satcom's Debbie de Beer with the antenna for its Aviator S product.

Cobham SATCOM’s Debbie de Beer with the antenna for its Aviator S product.

The Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 200S ‘cockpit-only’ light satcom system is to be certified on the Airbus A350 XWB.

The new-generation Cobham equipment, which supports Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) service, will provide FANS 1/A Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract (ADS-C) capability as well as IP data to EFBs in the cockpit.

Cobham says the AVIATOR S system will ensure real-time, in-air information, with its powerful and flexible communications capability.

AVIATOR 200S will be available on the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft as part of its ongoing commitment to provide best-in-class equipment on its aircraft.

The latest announcement follows an Airbus decision in June 2016 to certify Cobham’s AVIATOR S Series.

Willem Kasselman, Vice President Aero, Cobham SATCOM, and Jean-Marc Billaud, General Manager at Cobham Aerospace Antennas said: “Airbus’ wish to offer the new-generation Cobham SBB satcom equipment to the Airbus A350 is a further endorsement of the performance and maturity of the Cobham product.”

Cobham SATCOM’s AVIATOR S product series are ARINC 781 compliant small satcom systems featuring the most advanced security architecture and domain segregation measures available in a single (for the “cockpit-only” configuration) or in a two-LRU solution (for the “cockpit and cabin” configuration).

Suitable for all single-aisle and wide-body aircraft, AVIATOR S offers small, light, powerful satcom equipment to airlines and addresses the growing demand from airlines for continuous non-encrypted secure data exchange between their ground operations and their aircraft.

The system allows pilots to share real-time information with ground control to help on flight situation awareness and route optimisation.

The system can also provide independent air-ground communications for other aircraft systems (depending on the selected configuration) such as EFBs with access to live weather data, in-flight entertainment, cabin distribution and other connected off-board networks.

SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) is Inmarsat’s next generation communications platform offering global, high-speed, IP connectivity for the flight deck.

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Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 200S to be certified on A350 XWB was last modified: June 21st, 2017 by Steve Nichols
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