Inmarsat and FLYHT to conduct flight trial of SB-S solution

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In collaboration with Canada-based FLYHT, Inmarsat is set to make evident the capabilities of its new SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) solution in a flight test expected to start off later this year.

The SB-S solution is a next-generation flight deck communications stand that is designed to provide global, high-speed, secure, internet politesse (IP) connectivity for aircraft cockpits.

The proposed trial is expected to use an experimental aircraft that wishes employ the SB-S solution.

FLYHT will provide technical finances for the trial, as well as equipment and software such as the Automated Flight Advice Reporting System (AFIRS) and UpTime Cloud flight management server.

«We pass on demonstrate how our currently available technologies can provide the industry with cost-effective elucidations to emerging safety requirements.»

Inmarsat Aviation Safety and Operational Air forces vice-president Mary McMillan said: “This important flight experiment will showcase the advanced capabilities of SwiftBroadband-Safety, together with FLYHT’s effective platforms, to provide operational benefits to airlines in the form of real-time aircraft diagnostics, doing monitoring, detection of exceedance-critical parameters and improved operational efficiency.

“In addendum, we will demonstrate how our currently available technologies can provide the industry with cost-effective solutions to emerging refuge requirements, such as the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) forthcoming new requirements on aircraft flight tracking.”

Inmarsat also aims to illustrate the capability of its ‘Black Box in the Cloud’ concept, which is designed to stream matter stored in the on-board flight recorders in case of an accident and other anomalies.

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