Aircraft SATCOM Systems

Improved Communications and Connectivity for Flight Safety

Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 300D SwiftBroadband system approved for range of uses on A319, A320 and A321 aircraft models including cabin Wi-Fi, cockpit connectivity and pilot/crew voice communications

Airbus A320LYNGBY, Denmark - The innovative Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 300D SwiftBroadband solution has received a Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation aboard the Airbus aircraft A319, A320 and A321.


The use of the versatile Cobham AVIATOR 300D SwiftBroadband system on the Airbus single aisle aircraft will improve communications, connectivity and flight safety onboard. The benefits to the cabin crew include the ability to use all Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) via cabin Wi-Fi, for credit card processing and crew voice calls, while pilots will be able to stay connected with airline operations.


The certification includes the activation of the AVIATOR 300D's built-in Wi-Fi option, which offers access to a  range of communications capabilities for both the cockpit and  cabin crew. As the system is approved for the use of all Personal Electronic Devices via cabin Wi-Fi, any cabin crew device with Wi-Fi capability can be used to send real time data to and from the aircraft for services such as real-time credit card processing servicing premium passengers and crew voice calls.


The STC also allows for the use of AVIATOR Wired or Wi-Fi handsets to contact MedAire's MedLink Global Response Centre when a medical situation arises during the flight.


Improving flight safety and operations by enabling the airline operations department to stay connected to their aircraft at all times, the AVIATOR 300D enables cockpit connectivity for ACARS over SwiftBroadband on the Airbus aircraft. Using Inmarsat SwiftBroadband IP data and voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities, AVIATOR 300D provides services such as  aircraft flight tracking information and Ethernet ports for connecting devices such as Aircraft Interface Devices (AIDs) and Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) for the pilots to obtain real-time information including graphical weather updates.Cockpit Voice is enabled by a PTA-12 dialer for pilot voice communications.


The certified Cobham system for the Airbus aircraft is a compact 2 MCU size SwiftBroadband unit with a flange-mounted Diplexer Low Noise Amplifier which connects to an IGA-5001 SwiftBroadband Intermediate Gain Antenna. The STC also certifies two cabin Wi-Fi antennas for installation in the cabin.


The STC is developed and owned by Avionics Support Group Inc (ASG), who also developed the certification for the Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 300 solution for the same Airbus airframe types last year.


The AVIATOR 300D is part of Cobham's cutting-edge SwiftBroadband product portfolio, which provides a cost effective solution for a wide range of airframes, with a full range of features and options. The full Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR range includes the revolutionary AVIATOR S series, AVIATOR 700 and 700D, AVIATOR 350 with High Gain Antenna (HGA), AVIATOR 300 and 300D with IGA as well as the exceptionally compact and lightweight AVIATOR 200 with Low Gain Antenna (LGA).


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