Aegean Airlines is now experiencing the operational benefits of air-to-ground data link communications using Rockwell Collins’ ARINC GLOBALink.
The new GLOBALink implementation is enabling the airline to become more efficient by using data link messages to improve departure control and turnaround, send and receive real-time aircraft and engine data to improve maintenance operations and upload gate connection information to aircraft inflight entertainment displays to enhance the passenger experience.
Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Operations Manager, at Aegean, said: “Adding data link capability to our fleet will further enhance the effectiveness of our operation and help to improve service to our customers.
“Our crews and passengers will benefit greatly from the options that data link offers. Rockwell Collins is a valuable partner that was able to provide complete end-to-end support including avionics configuration, air-ground routing and integration with our back office systems in a very short implementation time.”
Alexis Hickox, head of global sales, Commercial Aviation for Rockwell Collins, said: “Aegean Airlines has been highly successful even in the face of very challenging global economic conditions.
“It’s clear that their investment in services like ARINC GLOBALink is enhancing operations today and for the future.”