Aircraft SATCOM Systems

Cobham SATCOM Highlights New AVIATOR S Series in Portfolio of Satellite Communication Systems

Introducing its highly-regarded AVIATOR portfolio of airborne systems at the Singapore Airshow for the first time, leading satellite communications supplier Cobham SATCOM is highlighting the specific capabilities of the ground-breaking new AVIATOR S series.

AVIATOR_SLYNGBY, Denmark - Introducing its highly-regarded AVIATOR portfolio of airborne systems at the Singapore Airshow for the first time, leading satellite communications supplier Cobham SATCOM is highlighting the specific capabilities of the ground-breaking new AVIATOR S series.


Cobham recently expanded its range of satellite communication systems with the announcement of the new S series family of products, adding to the well-established line ranging from the AVIATOR 200 to the AVIATOR 700D.


Designed for future data-connected air transport aircraft ranging from regional turboprops to large jets, the new terminal and antenna product family reflects Cobham's commitment to the 'connected aircraft'. The AVIATOR S series will support a wide range of communication applications in both the cockpit and cabin, including cockpit voice dialling, in-flight calling and internet browsing.


The development of the new family of products is being driven by specifications formulated by the Air Transport Air-to-Ground-Communications working group, along with anticipated requirements for safety services and network domain separation for air traffic control.  The versatile S series will allow secure data communication for aircraft operation, maintenance and management services, as Cobham prepares for the technology shift to Internet Protocol (IP) data-connected aircraft in the future.


The first system to be made available will be the AVIATOR 200S - a unique, compact two LRU (Line Replacement Unit) satellite communication system which will exploit the unique features of the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband packet data communication system.


Walther Thygesen, vice president of Cobham SATCOM, said: "Cobham's AVIATOR S series will significantly benefit aircraft operations by offering an extremely compact LRU and antenna configuration for safety services over SwiftBroadband, designed to the latest specifications for data segregation on the flight deck."


Cobham is working closely with Inmarsat to bring the new generation of airborne satellite communication to the market in the near future following final safety services approval of SwiftBroadband.


The AVIATOR S series forms part of Cobham SATCOM's comprehensive range of advanced AVIATOR satcom systems which provide simultaneous quality voice and high-speed data communications for cockpit and cabin for air transport, business jets and even unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The AVIATOR SwiftBroadband systems are easy to install and provide connectivity for applications including email, internet browsing, voice calls, data transmission, ISDN, smartphone connectivity and streaming video.


Allowing comprehensive and flexible installation options, Cobham also offers a range of high, intermediate and low gain Inmarsat satcom aeronautical antennas to support Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, Swift 64 and classic Aero I/M services. 


For further information about Cobham SATCOM's AVIATOR portfolio, please visit Booth M87 during this year's Singapore Airshow or visit


About Cobham

Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer needs and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean. It has market leading positions in air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important thing Cobham builds is trust.


About Cobham SATCOM

Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing demand for communication, our products and services are used to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and recreational applications.


Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption. Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and multimedia communications.


Our product designs have evolved tremendously during their decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR® and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of global distributors and partners. Cobham SATCOM has design, development and manufacturing facilities in Denmark, Norway, South Africa and the USA.


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