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China Eastern Taps Rockwell Collins for Boeing 737 Iridium Satcom Solution

By | July 28, 2016
      A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-89P(WL) at Seoul Incheon International Airport.

      A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-89P(WL) at Seoul Incheon International Airport. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

      [Via Satellite 07-28-2016] China Eastern Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins’ Iridium Satcom aftermarket solution for its fleet of more than 100 Boeing 737 aircraft. Installations are currently in progress.

      The voice and data communications solution, installed via a Boeing service bulletin for next-generation Boeing 737s, will enable reliable long-range global voice communications, flight tracking and Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS). The solution is also capable of enabling Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) for airlines that need it for their operations.

      The Rockwell Collins Iridium Satcom solution for China Eastern consists of a triple-channel transceiver that includes two channels for exclusive global voice communications and one for short-burst data link communications. It is the first Iridium three-channel transceiver approved by Boeing for FANS and safety services.