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THE VALUE OF BIG DATA TO MROS

THE VALUE OF BIG DATA TO MROS

Aptiv Announces the Acquisition of Wind River

Joy Finnegan

Aptiv has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Wind River from TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset management firm TPG, for $4.3 billion in cash. Wind River is maker of software for the intelligent edge. Used on more than two billion edge devices across more than 1,700 customers globally, Wind River’s…

Platform Aerospace Selects SKYTRAC to Provide Iridium Certus Connectivity Onboard Vanilla UAV

Joy Finnegan

SKYTRAC Systems, a provider of intelligent connectivity solutions for aviation, announced that Platform Aerospace, an unmanned aircraft systems producer, used SKYTRAC’s Iridium Certus Satcom system, to enable Command and Control (C2), Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) communications, and telemetry streaming onboard their record-setting Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Vanilla Unmanned. On September 24th, Platform Aerospace…

Brazilian Army to Address Communication Challenges in the Amazon with New HF System from Collins Aerospace

Joy Finnegan

Collins Aerospace has been selected by the Brazilian Army to provide its High Frequency (HF) Cellular communications system as part of the Brazilian Army Border Surveillance and Monitoring Strategic Program (SISFRON) to improve communications capabilities for forces operating in the Amazon region. By networking Collins Aerospace’s URG-IV HF fixed site radio stations with a Collins…

SmartSky Networks and IdeaNova Technologies Move Forward with Secure Inflight Streaming Services

Joy Finnegan

SmartSky Networks and IdeaNova Technologies, a provider of secure streaming and digital rights management technologies, plan to offer IdeaNova’s Intouch and Inplay services following successful in-flight testing of the applications and secure streaming of inflight entertainment and business productivity solutions on the SmartSky network. Through scalable coding and encryption, Intouch and Inplay provide à la…

FLYHT’s AFIRS Edge Adds Iridium Certus Capability

Joy Finnegan

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has announced that it is extending its AFIRS Edge avionics product by adding IoT data capture and real-time connectivity for aircraft in-flight. The Iridium Certus 100 service, which was announced as commercially available by Iridium on November 10, 2021, will provide the Edge with real-time, global coverage for data transmissions. The next…

World2Fly Offers Passengers High-Speed Inflight Broadband in Partnership with Inmarsat and SITA

Joy Finnegan

Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to passengers traveling with new Spanish airline World2Fly, in partnership with SITA as the service provider. The long-haul carrier, founded by Spanish hotel group Iberostar, provides advanced, high-speed GX Aviation connectivity onboard its…

BAE Systems’ New FireNet Transceiver Completes Successful Capability Demonstration for Rotary Wing Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

BAE Systems successfully completed a capability demonstration of its FireNet software-defined communication transceiver. The demonstration displayed the FireNet system’s additional channel capabilities for rotary wing aircraft – providing our armed forces with a unified tactical network and enabling Joint All Domain Operations (JADO). “Military operations will increasingly occur in network-centric environments that demand greater bandwidth…

SAUDIA Reinforces New Inflight Broadband Partnership with Inmarsat

Joy Finnegan

Inmarsat and SAUDIA reinforced their new inflight connectivity partnership at the APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) EXPO 2021 in Long Beach, California. Inmarsat President Philippe Carette welcomed a senior delegation from SAUDIA, including the airline’s CEO Captain Ibrahim S. Koshy for a signing event at the show. It follows the recent selection of Inmarsat’s GX…

FAA Selects SITA’s FANS-1/A Based Datalink Solution to Manage United States’ Vast Oceanic Airspace

Joy Finnegan

In August 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the award of the Oceanic Data Link (ODL) contract to SITA, the leading IT provider to the air transport industry, to provide its Future Air Navigation System (FANS-1/A)-based datalink solutions for the management of air traffic across the United States’ vast oceanic airspace. SITA’s proven solution…

SmartSky Networks First ATG Provider to Connect to Honeywell Forge

Joy Finnegan

 SmartSky Networks is bringing Honeywell Forge to customers in business aviation. With the company open for business and showcasing its next-generation ATG network, SmartSky becomes the first ATG provider to enable Honeywell Forge. Business aviation subscribers can now take advantage of Honeywell’s full suite of mission-management capabilities for connectivity, flight operations, navigation databases and maintenance through SmartSky’s…

Lockheed Martin and Verizon to Advance 5G Innovation for U.S. Dept. of Defense

Joy Finnegan

Verizon and Lockheed Martin have signed an agreement to collaborate on 5G.MIL technologies that will provide ultra-secure, reliable connections for U.S. Department of Defense systems, bringing together high-tech platforms into a cohesive network spanning air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. The strategic relationship agreement also establishes a joint research and development lab framework to…

Spirent Offers First Commercially Available Test Capability for Galileo HAS

Joy Finnegan

Spirent Communications, a provider of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) testing and assurance solutions, announced the launch of the industry’s first commercially available simulation test solution for the Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS), via a beta interface implementation based on HAS ICD version 1.2. During the development of the solution, Spirent collaborated with GMV, a leader…

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