Asian Airlines to Use ARINC Data Link Service

By Tish Drake | April 23, 2010
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Three Asia Pacific airlines have selected ARINC’s GLOBALink data link services for airline communications and flight operations, the Annapolis, Md.-based company said Thursday.

Korean Air, Thai Airways, and Xiamen Airlines recently signed or renewed GLOBALink communications contracts with ARINC. GLOBALink data link system enables air crews to communicate and exchange information with ground crews and airline host systems anywhere in the world, reducing voice radio channel congestion. It is used daily by 78 airlines flying more than 3,000 equipped aircraft, ARINC said. ARINC added it recently expanded the ground infrastructure of its GLOBALink network in Asia Pacific. The network now includes 140 Remote Ground Stations located across 12 countries.

“Data transfer and communications between our aircraft and the operations control center has become increasingly effective following the implementation of GLOBALink,” said Thanet Suvongse, Thai Airways Deputy Director Flight Technical and Document Support. “The data link service is a no-compromise solution that helps us maintain constant communications to operate safely, with improved on-time and fuel-used performance.”

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