Commercial, Embedded Avionics

Iridium Satcom System Achieves A320 Certification 

By gguarino | July 14, 2014
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[Avionics Today July 14, 2014] L-3 Aviation Recorders' (L-3 AR) Automated Flight Information and Reporting System (AFIRS) 228S has achieved certification for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. 

AFIRS 228S is an Iridium-based satellite communications system that enables satellite cockpit voice and aircraft data transmission.  L-3 AR first developed the AFIRS with its partner, Flyht Aerospace Solutions in 2012. 

The system features voice and data services for Air Traffic Control (ATC), Aeronautical Operational Control (AOC) and Air-to-Air Communication (AAC), and Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) over Iridium messaging capability.  

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