Hawaiian Airlines has launched an operational test with Rockwell Collins, Inmarsat and other partners to prove the viability of using Inmarsat’s new IP-based SwiftBroadband (SBB) fourth-generation satellites for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting (ACARS) services in the cockpit, in addition to connectivity for the cabin. As of early June, the carrier had one Boeing 767 equipped for the trial, but planned to have all nine of the aircraft type completed and participating ...

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