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ARINC Deploys Comm Station in U.K.

By Tish Drake | September 21, 2010

ARINC, of Annapolis, Md., on Monday said it has deployed an air/ground communications station at London Oxford Airport, located about 40 miles from greater London and serving north-west London and the Thames Valley region. Oxford Airport is the first business aviation airport in the U.K. to install the system, ARINC said. ARINC said the VHF Data Link station will help meet demand for its GLOBALink/VHF service.

The new station will enhance both air and ground coverage for customers of ARINC’s GLOBALink/VHF service over a significant portion of the British Midlands, according to the company.

“We are delighted to have this new ground station now in use for visiting business jets and regional airlines flying into Oxford Airport,” said Airport Director Mike Sparrow. “It will make for far greater communications among the high number of ARINC-equipped aircraft serving our airport—between flight crews, engineering departments and air traffic service providers. ARINC’s flight operations applications, such as graphical weather descriptions, electronic charts, and engine/aircraft health monitoring programs, will heighten flight efficiency and safety.”

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