FAA OKs Rockwell Collins’ Satellite-Based Aircraft System
With the installation of Rockwell Collins‘ [NYSE: COL] dual transceiver in its satellite communications system, the Falcon 900EX becomes the first business aircraft in the world to operate simultaneous dual high-speed data channels and Aero channels, the company announced. The system has received Federal Aviation Administration approval.
The HST-900 transceiver enables enhanced in-flight connectivity including access to e-mail and the Internet. Designed as a companion to the Collins SAT-906 satellite communications system, the HST-900 provides high-speed connectivity using Inmarsat‘s Swift64 service.