Annapolis, MD | November 21, 2016– Aegean Airlines is now experiencing the operational benefits of air-to-ground data link communications using Rockwell Collins’ ARINC GLOBALink℠.

The new GLOBALink implementation is enabling the airline to become more efficient by using data link messages to improve departure control and turnaround, send and receive real-time aircraft and engine data to improve maintenance operations and upload gate connection information to aircraft inflight entertainment displays to enhance the passenger experience.

“Adding data link capability to our fleet will further enhance the effectiveness of our operation and help to improve service to our customers,” said Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Operations Manager, at Aegean. “Our crews and passengers will highly benefit from the options that data link offers. Rockwell Collins is a valuable partner that was able to provide complete end-to-end support including avionics configuration, air-ground routing and integration with our back office systems in a very short implementation time.”

“Aegean Airlines has been highly successful even in the face of very challenging global economic conditions,” said Alexis Hickox, head of global sales, Commercial Aviation for Rockwell Collins. “It’s clear that their investment in services like ARINC GLOBALink is enhancing operations today and for the future.”

  • New contracts with Korea Airports Corporation and T’Way Air solidify the company’s leadership position in Korea

Seoul, Korea | June 4, 2015– In two separate agreements, Rockwell Collins’ ARINC GLOBALinkSM has been selected by Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) and Korea’s T’Way Air.

KAC, the service provider for airline and civil aviation communications in Korea, chose Rockwell Collins to implement an advanced air-to-ground aviation communications network to support the country’s growing aviation communication requirements. T’way Air, South Korea’s fastest growing airline, will use Rockwell Collins’ ARINC GLOBALink for its air-to-ground data link communications.

“Our expertise in communications messaging combined with our understanding of the Korean market ideally positions Rockwell Collins to provide these two leading organizations with robust solutions for their aviation communication needs,” said Heament John Kurian, managing director, IMS Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins. “These two significant contracts mark another key milestone in our successful strategy to invest and grow our business in the country and throughout the entire region.”

For KAC, the network Rockwell Collins is developing will leverage the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS®) to provide pre-departure clearance (PDC) and digital automatic terminal information service (D-ATIS) message, and will use Very High Frequency (VHF) Digital Link Mode 2 (VDL Mode 2), which is 10 times the capacity of traditional systems.

While typically VDL messages are routed through a global network of thousands of ground stations, the network Rockwell Collins is implementing will allow certain messages, like Air Traffic Control, to stay within Korea, just like a private network. This will provide KAC with the high level of security, reliability and speed it requires.

Rockwell Collins’ ARINC GLOBALink and other value added services will help T’Way Air to enhance real-time, accurate communications and to provide the important information and reports pilots use to increase operational safety and efficiency. “Now, we can provide real time data relevant to flight safety and customer service with pilots in command efficiently. We are proud of using Rockwell Collins to monitor aircraft situations on the ground and support passengers satisfactorily such as other premium airline companies,” said Yu Keun-Tae, director of Operations Control Center, T’Way Air Co., Ltd. “ARINC GLOBALink enables many of our aircraft’s standard air traffic control requests to be automated, improving safety and efficiency, which is good for our airline and our customers.”

With this latest agreement, all of Korea’s major low-cost carriers are now using ARINC GLOBALink to enable aircraft flying throughout the region to seamlessly communicate and exchange information with ground crews and airline host systems.