Air France selected Esterline CMC Electronics' multi-channel SwiftBroadband compliant Satellite Communications (Satcom) high gain antenna system for its uture B777-300s. The CMA-2102SB antenna supports Inmarsat Safety Services, Aero-H+, Swift64 and SwiftBroadband satellite communications services, CMC said.
The CMA-2102SB top-mounted antenna system has received Inmarsat multi-channel SwiftBroadband approval and Transport Canada Appliance Type Approval. The CMA-2102SB is the only top-mount ARINC 741 antenna to have received such approval. The antenna’s design enables seamless coverage, independent of aircraft direction over more than 90 percent of the specified Inmarsat hemisphere, according to the company.