Inmarsat certifies real-time weather solution for use on SB-S communications platform

SITAONAIR has announced its EFB Weather Awareness Solution (eWAS) has certified by Inmarsat for use across its SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) communications platform for the flight deck, the company said.

Following certification under the Inmarsat Aviation Certified Application Provider (CAP) Programme, airlines can now receive the latest weather information during flights using real-time SB-S datalink connectivity.

The pilot weather solution offers up-to-date views of severe weather that can rapidly appear, shift location, and grow in intensity, which can then enable a smoother, more efficient inflight experience for passengers and crew — and avoid related cost implications that were once deemed unavoidable.

SITAONAIR´s role as an SB-S distribution partner is key to how the company is shaping the future aircraft communications landscape. In supporting the evolution and diversification of aircraft communication technologies, SITAONAIR is helping empower its customers to negotiate an increasingly crowded airspace, and access enhanced capabilities.