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Embraer to Equip With ICG Comm Systems

By Tish Drake | October 20, 2010
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Embraer will equip its midlight Legacy 450, midsize Legacy 500 and ultra large cabin Lineage 1000 aircraft with Datalink capable Iridium Communications Systems (ICS) from International Communications Group (ICG), of Newport News, Va. ICG will be the primary satellite communications provider to Embraer Executive Jet owners on various business jet models to include the Lineage 1000 and Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 series aircraft.

The system provides operators with dual full-service Iridium channels, providing both flight deck and cabin voice services, along with a dedicated Short Burst Data (SBD) Datalink Modem in a single LRU. Operators will have the option to choose between the ICG NxtLink series; ICS-220A dual channel system or the ICS-400 quad channel device.

The system also provides communications services for the traditional Datalink services such as ACARS, Airborne Flight Information Service (AFIS) and Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS 1/A) to include Controller Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC), and ADS-C messaging.

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