CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has delivered its first Iridium ICS-300 satellite communications (SATCOM) units to Boeing for its 737 MAX commercial aircraft. Rockwell Collins’ SATCOM solution, the only one approved for Boeing platforms, provides long-range voice capabilities as well as data link communications to help improve operational efficiency.
The Rockwell Collins ICS-300 voice and data link communications system connects to the Iridium network, designed to provide real-time, reliable, long-range communications and safety services data link capability with true global coverage, anywhere on the planet.
The ICS-300 advanced voice and data link communications system operates over the Iridium satellite network to provide global coverage and reliable communications between the ground and aircraft, enabling enhanced routing and coordination between the flight crew and operations.
“Together with Boeing, Rockwell Collins will be providing airlines with the latest satellite communications capabilities for the 737 MAX flight deck,” says Steve Timm, vice president and general manager of air transport systems for Rockwell Collins. “By enabling worldwide voice and data communications for the cockpit with the ICS-300, airlines will realize a variety of benefits.”
Boeing 737 MAX flight deck
“This solution offers Boeing 737 MAX customers a highly reliable and cost effective platform for all their aircraft operational communications needs wherever they may fly,” says Brian Pemberton, vice president and general manager of aviation for Iridium.
The Iridium constellation includes 66 low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, enabling real-time communications anywhere on the planet, and extends coverage to polar and all remote airspaces.
Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) provides aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world, helping: pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and passengers stay connected throughout their journey. The company offers flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training.
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