Aircraft SATCOM Systems

Cobham Showcases AVIATOR SP Satcom Solution for Helicopters

Versatile Special Purpose range of satellite communications systems is ruggedized, with wide temperature and high vibration qualifications and a variety of mounting options

26 February 2018 (LYNGBY, Denmark): Cobham SATCOM is demonstrating the versatility and high-performance capabilities of its AVIATOR SP (Special Purpose) range specifically developed for helicopter applications at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo.



Offering Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband service for satellite communications support that is critical for special applications ranging from fire-fighting helicopters to military uses, the Cobham solutions offer in-flight connectivity access to the Internet, email and IP voice calls, plus they can support video streaming, video conferencing and aerial surveillance.

AVIATOR SP systems are robust and ruggedized to meet enhanced requirements to environmental specifications. The rain-fade resistant satcom units have extended qualifications for helicopter vibrations and non-pressurised environments and they withstand wider temperature ranges.

Available in single or multi-channel configurations, AVIATOR SP has a small component footprint and a variety of mounting options, plus they include Cobham’s compact antennas that are qualified for helicopter installation.

Cobham’s SP satcom solutions have been proven and tested in a variety of helicopter applications, with installations on the Mi-8 for FLIR imagery and communication, the AW101 and EH101 for ‘Office in the Sky’ services, the UH-60 Blackhawk for military connectivity and the Bell 407 for FLIR video and communication.

The range encompasses single channel systems featuring speeds up to 432Kbps, enabling L-band satcom on even the most space-restricted aircraft. The multi-channel systems offer the highest performance available on SwiftBroadband at up to 1,600Kbps. The systems include a choice of Cobham High Gain Antenna or the IGA-5001 Intermediate Gain Antenna.

Cobham SATCOM is revolutionising satcom technology with a game-changing range of versatile solutions from the world’s most compact to the highest performance Inmarsat terminals. To learn more, visit Cobham Stand C1334 during HAI Heli-Expo or visit


About Cobham SATCOM

Providing dependable communications and internet access anywhere under the most demanding conditions.

Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the air.

We design and manufacture these high performance products under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing customers with outstanding performance, value and support through our global sales and service network.

Please visit


About Cobham

The most important thing we build is trust.

Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems in commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.

The challenging and rewarding roles we offer, across a wide range of disciplines, are what make Cobham a true global technology and services leader. To view our current roles, visit


Cobham Contacts:

Media enquiries:
Alex Holt
Senior Brand Manager, Aeronautical
M: +44 7718 120805


At the show:
Scott Beutel
Regional Director, Aeronautical Products
M: +1 757 685-8323



Do PostBack