Tuesday, August 13, 2013
ARINC, LOT Polish Airlines in Data Link Contract
LOT Polish Airlines have chosen ARINC’s GLOBALink ACARS data link program to provide the airline data for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
LOT Polish Airlines is the flag carrier of Poland and is the first European operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The new Boeing 787 incorporates several changes in the way passenger jets are designed, including greater use of electrical systems that save weight compared to older hydraulics.
The airline currently uses ARINC’s ACARS data link services for operational messaging. Under the new agreement, ARINC will integrate the 787 data link program into ARINC’s data link Management System - OpCenter. ARINC said GLOBALink ACARS will enable LOT to operate its aircraft more efficiently and give it more visibility into how its aircraft are performing by maintaining critical, automated, real-time messaging between the flight crew and its maintenance organization.
“ARINC has been providing LOT with industry leading technology for over a decade,” said Tomasz Balcerzak, Board Member for Operations and Maintenance at LOT Polish Airlines. “We are pleased with the entire portfolio of ARINC services and look forward to many future years of working together.”
Earlier this week, Rockwell Collins announced a $1.39 billion agreement to acquire ARINC. More