Avionica Inc. has been contracted by Icelandair to provide products and services to e-Enable Icelandair’s 16 new B737MAX aircraft. Beginning this year and continuing through 2019 when final aircraft deliveries are made, Icelandair will install Avionica’s e-Enabled avionics that include satLINK MAX Iridium satellite communications system and aviONS Onboard Network Server.
“Avionica’s integrated e-Enablement solution allows Icelandair to deploy an advanced e-Enablement system at a fraction of the OEM catalog price. By using avSYNC service, Icelandair will save more than US$4 million in hardware and communications services on the new 737MAX fleet,” said Bragi Baldursson, Head of Design for Icelandair.
Avionica’s solution for Icelandair includes:
- satLINK MAX Iridium satellite communications system
- aviONS Onboard Network Server
- avCM 4G cellular device
- avSYNC QAR download
satLINK MAX is the industry’s only 4-channel, FANS-1/A and ATC Voice Safety Service approved Iridium SATCOM system. The multitude of Iridium channels enables Icelandair to maximize e-Enabled aircraft connectivity without restricting critical Voice and FANS-1/A safety services.
aviONS provides an open-platform network solution supporting airline and third party e-Enablement systems. aviONS enhances airborne connectivity with global 4G Cellular using avCM and aviONS’s WiFi connectivity for crew wireless applications including efficient in-flight reporting of cabin discrepancies.
To manage connectivity, Avionica’s avSYNC global data transfer network provides automated data transfer between aircraft and their operation center. As Icelandair’s e-Enabled aircraft focus is efficiency, avSYNC’s ability to automate data synchronization of onboard applications would become a key component of its strategy.
“We are very proud to continue our partnership with Icelandair in challenging the industry with better flight data and communications solutions. Icelandair’s confidence in Avionica’s e-Enablement and global communications solution as an alternative to costly catalog options is a testament to the exceptional value Avionica continues to deliver for Icelandair,” said Avionica Vice President of Sales Anthony Rios.
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