As part of an ongoing series of avionics upgrades to the USAF fleet of Boeing C-17 transport aircraft, Boeing has selected Cobham Aerospace Communications’ AVIATOR 700D Satcom System to provide global Inmarsat Aero H+ and SwiftBroadband services. The program, for +300 aircraft, is expected to be completed in 2025.

Across the cockpit and cabin, AVIATOR 700D delivers critical functionalities in a form-factor of no more than eight MCU, including:

  • Inmarsat H+ services
  • MCDU and cockpit audio interface
  • Multi-voice channels
  • Cockpit data channel
  • Flight-deck data link
  • FANS/CPDLC-ready

Engineered for use in military, government, air transport, business, and VIP platforms, AVIATOR D will provide critical safety, navigational, and performance data directly to the C-17 cockpit, expanding connectivity and reducing pilot workload for increased efficiency and overall operational safety. Commented Jen Waterman, Cobham Aerospace Communications’ Vice President, Americas, “We are honoured to have AVIATOR 700D selected to support the mission-critical transport operations of the C-17. We’re confident that, in partnership with Inmarsat, Cobham Aerospace Communications will deliver the connectivity and communications solutions on which the fleet relies.”

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