June 14, 2017 ? Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM announced that
United Airlines will participate in a technology evaluation of
SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S), Inmarsat's next generation flight deck
communications platform. SB-S will be evaluated on four United Airlines' Boeing
767 aircraft, which will be installed with Cobham's AVIATOR 300D satcom system.
It offers global, high-speed, secure connectivity for the flight deck. Enabling
powerful and flexible communications with real-time inflight information, the
service enhances airline safety, asset utilization, security, and operations.United
Airlines' evaluation of the IP-based broadband service is part of the aviation
giant's ongoing commitment to best-in-class operations, safety and service.
During this evaluation, United Airlines will deploy its equipped planes in the
highly congested North Atlantic airspace. It will use the new platform for
communications and surveillance with Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications
(CPDLC) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract (ADS-C) messaging.