Inmarsat to Demo SwiftBroadband-Safety with Flyht

Flyht's AFIRS product. Photo: Flyht.

Flyht’s AFIRS product. Photo: Flyht.

Inmarsat will demonstrate its new SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) solution in a flight trial with Flyht. The evaluation will commence later this year using an experimental trial aircraft that enables a range of conditions to be assessed.

The evaluation will test the capabilities of Inmarsat’s SB-S solution to provide secure, high-speed global connectivity to enhance airline safety, security and operations. Flyht will provide equipment and software, including its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) product and UpTime Cloud flight management server, together with technical support for the flight trial.

“This important flight trial will showcase the advanced capabilities of SwiftBroadband-Safety, together with Flyht’s powerful platforms, to provide operational benefits to airlines in the form of real-time aircraft diagnostics, performance monitoring, detection of exceedance-critical parameters and improved operational efficiency,” said Cpt. Mary McMillan, vice president of aviation safety and operations at Inmarsat. McMillan added that the evaluation will demonstrate how Inmarsat technology can address emerging safety requirements, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s imminent new requirements on aircraft flight tracking.

SB-S is currently in use with Hawaiian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines and United Airlines. Airbus has also opted to implement SB-S on its popular A320 and A330 families.

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