ARINC Leads Aeronautical Satellite Communications Providers
Boosted by a growing demand for new air-ground communications and supported by a global satellite marketing strategy, Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC emerged in 2003 as the world’s leading provider of aeronautical satellite communications for the aviation industry, according to the company. ARINC carries the majority of the world’s air operational messages over its global networks of VHF, HFDL, and Inmarsat satellite stations. Satellite-delivered services are a growing segment, driven by new passenger amenities such as SMS text messaging, e-mail, and on-board telephony, as well as flight crew operational and safety services which satellites can deliver anywhere on earth.
The total number of aircraft using ARINC’s satellite services grew almost 20 percent in 2003, with new customers coming from a cross-section of international and regional airlines, large private corporations, and military users.