Rockwell's newest satcom to be linefit on 747-8, 787-9 and A350

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Rockwell Collins' newest satcom solution, the SAT-2200, will be offered linefit on a number of next generation aircraft, including the Boeing 747-8, 787-9, Airbus A350, and Bombardier's CSeries, the manufacturer reveals.

Terry Santel, who heads up aircraft connectivity marketing for Rockwell Collins, says the SAT-2200 will also be installed and certified on Bombardier 5000 and XRS business aircraft.

Additionally, Rockwell Collins is certifying the SAT-2200 on Boeing 777 and 737 aircraft via technical services agreement (TSA), notes Santel.

The SAT-2200 integrates traditionally separate avionics and cabin functionality into a single unit that provides classic aero services and broadband services. The system complies with the latest ARINC 781 industry standard for Inmarsat satcom capability for classic aeronautical, Swift64 and SwiftBroadband operation.

Australian operator Virgin Blue recently became the first airline to select Rockwell Collins' SAT-2200 for its new fleet of 737 aircraft.