Avionica will develop a new lightweight satellite communications (satcom) terminal for Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) service. The new terminal, which will be available in 2020, has been designed for the retrofit market to give airlines the option of equipping their existing fleets with an internet protocol-based, L-band satcom service that provides connectivity for operational and safety applications. Inmarsat in May announced that SB-S has received final FAA approval for ...

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