WASHINGTON—Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) satellite communications (satcom) service has received final FAA approval for use in air traffic services applications, the company announced May 7. The approval validates SB-S for controller-pilot data link communications (CPDLC) and follows evaluation of the internet protocol (IP)-based satellite communications service by Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines on 25,000 flights between June 2015 and July 2018, Inmarsat ...

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