Inmarsat expects that costs for satellite-based flight deck safety services, which airlines typically use for ACARS (aircraft communications addressing and reporting system) messaging in oceanic regions, will be 30% lower than its traditional services when the SwiftBroadband Safety Services option is approved for use in 2014. “SwiftBroadband Safety Services is more efficient than our classic Aero system, and we want to pass that benefit on to end users,” David Coiley, VP-aviation, tells ...

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