Inmarsat is partnering with Teledyne Controls in a new technology partnership as it looks to bring greater efficiency to airline digital operations. Inmarsat announced the partnership Sept. 28. It will integrate Inmarsat’s SB-S platform, powered by its Elera satellite network, with Teledyne’s Aircraft Interface Device (AID+) enabled GroundLink Comm+ communication system and third-party electronic flight bag (EFB) software, currently installed on over 14,000 aircraft with 200 airlines. The partnership aims to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that will help bring real-time IP connectivity to aircraft across Europe.
In addition, Inmarsat and Teledyne will integrate and test with commercial off-the-shelf EFB applications from a variety of third-party partners. Demonstrating applications collaboratively, such as real-time multi-source meteorology, system wide information management (SWIM), flight profile optimization, and electronic document management for crew, will validate further the commercial advantage of connected aircraft to airlines.
“By leveraging Inmarsat’s Elera network and SB-S platform through this partnership, we are able to extend our capabilities and the innovations they bring to customers even further. Our combined technologies will promote sustainability for the airlines through optimisation with real-time data to the flight deck and the ground. Now more than ever, we want airlines to be able to reap the rewards of their investment in technologies, and we are thrilled to be working with Inmarsat to deliver this for our customers,” Jim Jackson, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Teledyne Controls said.