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Thales Aerospace Communications & Collins Aerospace Announce AVIATOR 700S Installation

Thales Aerospace Communications and Collins Aerospace have announced the first installation of Thales’s AVIATOR 700S Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite communications system.  Thales will provide the TSO’d A700S system to Collins Aerospace as part of a Collins’ program to deliver communication and navigation systems for commercial aircraft. 

The AVIATOR 700S Class 6, dual-channel system consists of a high-gain antenna, diplexer/low-noise amplifier, multi-channel high-power amplifier, and compact satellite data unit.  Its’  flexible and configurable architecture allows for secure aircraft domain segregation with priority for the Aircraft Control Domain (ACD) over the Aircraft Information Service Domain (AISD) and the Passenger Information & Entertainment Services domain (PIES).  A700S is FANS 1/A-compliant, can handle multiple voice calls simultaneously, and meets all ARINC 781 specifications.

Said Jen Waterman, Thales Aerospace Communications’ Vice President, Americas, “As a supplier to Collins Aerospace, Thales is excited and proud to be part of this milestone installation.  In service on air transport aircraft around the world, the AVIATOR S series has proven itself to deliver real-time, secure connectivity among aircraft, airlines, airports, and air traffic management.”