Collins Aerospace selected by Lufthansa to install data link solution on 700 aircraft

Collins Aerospace ARINC GLOBALink has announced it has been selected by Lufthansa Group to implement an advanced air-to-ground aviation communications network in support of its worldwide passenger communication requirements, the company said.

This group includes Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter, SWISS and Lufthansa German Airlines.

The ARINC GLOBALink service delivers voice and data communications between the aircraft and ground operations over a private aviation network that features 99.999 percent availability. The solution enables Lufthansa to use data link messages to improve departure control and turnaround, send and receive real-time aircraft and engine data to improve maintenance operations, and upload gate connection information to aircraft inflight entertainment displays.

As part of the agreement, Collins Aerospace also provided Lufthansa with Collins´ data radios to ensure the cockpit hardware can communicate with the ground as efficiently as possible via enhanced network performance.

Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry.

United Technologies Corporation provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.