Inmarsat (LON: ISAT), the world´s provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced that FLYHT Aerospace Solutions (TSX.V: FLY, OTCQX: FLYLF), a provider of real-time aircraft intelligence and cockpit solutions, is the first partner for its recently launched Aviation Certified Application Provider (CAP) Programme, the company said.
The Aviation CAP Programme provides a catalogue of connected safety and operations applications. By testing, optimising and certifying third-party applications and services for use on Inmarsat´s SB-S platform, airlines can focus on the benefits of digitisation without having to worry about integration risks.
FLYHT´s Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRSTM) received CAP accreditation from Inmarsat after successfully demonstrating that it could stream large amounts of flight data in real-time from an aircraft to the ground, using SB-S.
SB-S is in commercial operation with Hawaiian Airlines and is in in-flight evaluations with United Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines. It has also been selected by Airbus as a Light Cockpit Satcom (LCS) solution on its A320 and A330 families.
The platform is available through a global network of distribution partners including Rockwell Collins, SITAONAIR, and China Transport Telecommunication Information Group company Limited (CTTIC) / Aviation Data Communication Corporation (ADCC) in China. A range of terminal equipment is available from Cobham SATCOM and Honeywell.