Panasonic Avionics offers global tracking to Satcom customers

Panasonic Avionics has offered worldwide satellite tracking to all Global Communications Services and FlightLink customers, the company said.

Global Communications Services and FlightLink solutions, when combined with Panasonic´s AirMap application, satisfy ICAO´s Global aeronautical distress and safety system definitions for both normal and abnormal tracking.

To support these satellite-based solutions, Panasonic has deployed extensive ground and aircraft based communications solutions that enable tracking of aircraft in a variety of configurable and tailored update rates that support airline operations and exceed the minimum requirements of the current ICAO guidance. The AirMap application is the airline portal into these operations and provides them a graphical way to monitor, track and receive alerts on their aircraft.

Unlike many proposed technologies, Panasonic´s flight tracking is based the company´s Ku-band eXConnect broadband and Iridium satellite communications solutions. This allows airlines to integrate cockpit and crew communications with their flight tracking capabilities. This gives them the opportunity to use voice or text messaging to contact an aircraft based on the situational awareness they receive from Panasonic´s tracking solutions.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is a supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems. The company´s solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling its customers to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs.

Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a US corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.