Cathay Pacific Airways has selected Avionica as the integrator and supplier for their e-Enabled, airborne global connectivity program. Starting in early 2017, Cathay Pacific’s second generation e-Enabled system will be deployed across the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon fleet including the B777, B747, A320 and A330 aircraft types. Cathay Pacific obtains extensive expertise in STC development and installation support for their e-Enablement solution by choosing Avionica . Avionica’s e-Enablement hardware package provides Cathay Pacific a single, common set of hardware across Boeing and Airbus fleets.
“Avionica offers Cathay Pacific an integrated airborne hardware solution for e-enablement and fulltime global connectivity. As part of their STC integration experience, Avionica’s STC design data package is of among the highest quality that we have seen,” said Rob Saunders, head of Engineering Business Improvement and Lean at Cathay Pacific Airways.
Avionica’s solution available to Cathay Pacific includes:
• satLINK MAX Iridium satellite communications system
• aviONS Onboard Network Server
• avCM 4G cellular device
• avSYNC QAR download
satLINK MAX remains the industry’s only 4-channel, FANS-1/A and ATC Voice Safety Service approved Iridium SATCOM system. The multitude of Iridium channels enables Cathay Pacific to maximize e-Enabled aircraft connectivity without restricting critical Voice and FANS-1/A safety services.
aviONS provides an open-platform network solution supporting airline and third party e-Enablement systems. aviONS enhances airborne connectivity with global 4G Cellular and WiFi connectivity
Avionica’s avSYNC global data transfer network is available to provide automated data transfer between aircraft and their operation center. As Cathay Pacific’s e-Enabled aircraft focus is efficiency, avSYNC’s ability to automate data synchronization of on board applications would become a key component of their strategy.
“We’re excited to have been selected by Cathay Pacific in deploying the e-Enabled aircraft solution across their fleet of aircraft. We welcome Cathay to the family of customers that entrust their hardware, STC integration, and data management to us,” said Avionica vice president of Sales, Anthony Rios. “Cathay is leading the charge in e-Enablement. With this selection, Avionica becomes the lead enabler to achieve that.”