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Friday, October 23, 2015

Panasonic, Teledyne Partner to Stream Aircraft Data

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 10-23-2015] Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Teledyne Controls have announced a strategic partnership to develop an integrated connectivity solution that will enable real-time operational aircraft data transfers during flight.

The companies will combine Teledyne’s Wireless GroundLink Comm+ product suite with Panasonic’s Global Communications Service to provide cost effective connectivity during flight or at the gate. The offering will leverage both Ku-band service and GSM cellular, promising to tamp down on bandwidth limitations and high transmission costs associated with traditional data communications systems. Also, when combined with Panasonic's Weather Solutions application and Teledyne's GroundLink AID+ solution, real time weather can be delivered to the flight deck, resulting in enhanced safety and increased flight efficiency. 

In addition, the companies plan to further enhance the value provided by their existing platforms to enable new levels of efficiency in maintenance, flight and cabin operations, with a suite of data automation solutions. The agreement provides an opportunity live streaming flight data that could immediately determine the operational status of the aircraft. Other areas of collaboration include Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) Airline Operational Communication (AOC) data over IP, avionics software distribution and an onboard aircraft interface that supports EFB and crew mobile device platforms.

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