Coverage
  • In-flight communications are via the Iridium satellite network, which has Global communications coverage.
  • With multiple alternative communications channels available, alternative channels can be utilised, reducing data costs. E.g. for batch transmissions.
  • The fixed antenna installed under the EASA approved STC ensures uninterrupted communications (unhindered by heating elements in the windows).
Protection
  • All Data communications are encrypted to stringent financial transaction communication requirements.
  • Additional encryption layers can be added on request.
  • All communications are encrypted and logged on the server for customer auditing purposes.
Intelligence
  • The server is autonomous and independently powered.
  • Prioritised Tracking function (which exceeds the ICAO GADSS 4D15 recommendations).
  • The server is designed (from a Hardware perspective) to accommodate multiple software applications.
  • This is the only on-board equipment, which has the potential for an airline to have commercial value potential (e.g. through the real-time channel to the banking interface for in-flight sales).
  • This allows the server unique flexibility to cater for future (yet undefined) airline in-flight requirements, e.g. measurement of in-flight air quality.
Performance
  • The server is powered independently and has a battery life exceeding 60hrs of transmission time.
  • The server is generic, and can be replaced with any other server – to ensure no interruption of flying time.
  • Data transmissions have reduced in size to optimise available transmission channels.
  • All servers are monitored in real-time and can be traced through independent maintenance dashboards, preventing  out-of-date software or hardware issues.
Installation
  • The installation can be completed within 4 hrs due to the specially designed tool used for installation.
  • The STC is a phased installation, and optional installation phase allowing for connection to non-critical aircraft power.
  • The server is not required to be installed in the avionics bay – and is thus not limited by this.

Coverage

Protection

Intelligence

Performance

Installation

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