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Inmarsat Provides Satcom Service in General Atomics RPA Trans-Atlantic Flight

Inmarsat’s government subsidiary has provided General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. with an L-band satellite communications system to control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft on its first flight across the Atlantic. The SwiftBroadband satcom platform supported the medium altitude, long endurance RPA in selecting routes and running data applications throughout the …

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General Atomics Flies SkyGuardian RPA on Maiden Trans-Atlantic Voyage

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business flew an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft Tuesday from Grand Forks, N.D., to a U.K. air force station located in Gloucestershire, England. The company said Tuesday it used Inmarsat‘s SwiftBroadband L-band satellite communications system to manage the first trans-Atlantic flight of the medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA. SkyGuardian will be …

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General Atomics to Conduct Trans-Atlantic Flight With SkyGuardian RPA

General Atomics‘ aeronautics systems business announced it will fly its MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft from Grand Folks, N.D. to Gloucestershire, England, marking the first trans-Atlantic flight of a medium-altitude, long-endurance RPA. The company said Monday it will leverage Inmarsat‘s SwiftBroadband satellite to control and configure the functions of the aircraft. After the flight, the RPA …

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U.S., Canada, EU Certify Honeywell Satcom Tech, Connectivity Service for Helicopters

U.S., Canadian and European aviation regulatory agencies have approved Honeywell‘s  satellite communication system and cabin connectivity service to facilitate Wi-Fi access onboard multiple helicopter models. Honeywell said Wednesday it received a Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certificate for the use of Aspire 200 satcom technolology on Airbus AS350 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. Transport Canada …

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Honeywell Obtains Certifications to Offer Satcom, Health Monitoring Tech for Helicopters

Honeywell has received certifications from various aviation agencies to provide its satellite communications system and health and usage monitoring platform for a range of helicopters. The company said it obtained supplemental type certificates from U.S., European and Brazilian respective aviation agencies to offer the Honeywell Health and Usage Monitoring Systems and …

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Inmarsat to Update Europe’s ATC Data Link; Rupert Pearce Comments

Inmarsat has been awarded a $19 million contract from the European Space Agency to build a satellite data link for the continent’s air traffic control infrastructure. ESA’s Iris Precursor project seeks to improve controller-pilot communications and help industry cut airborne delays by using Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband service, Inmarsat said Wednesday. “Our …

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