ARINC’s SKYLink Enters Production
Orlando, Fla.-based ARINC said its SKYLink satellite broadband data system for business aircraft is in production following successful flight trials and final conformance testing. ARINC developed the SKYLink system with investment and technology support from satellite operator SES Americom, a unit of SES Global. The SKYLink system is based on Ku-band satellite communications technology developed by ViaSat, which provides the aircraft transceiver and antenna as well as the ground earth station equipment. The first two production SKYLink units will be delivered to Gulfstream Aerospace in mid-October.