Arinc Rides to Rescue of Collins eXchange

 - November 7, 2006, 12:03 PM

Rockwell Collins will be able to continue providing satellite broadband network service to its eXchange business aircraft customers thanks to a deal announced at NBAA with Arinc to bring eXchange onto the SkyLink satellite data network. The agreement fills the void left when Boeing announced earlier this year that it was discontinuing its Connexion satellite communication service, which had handled the eXchange traffic. With the shift to SkyLink, eXchange subscribers will have access to data transfer and Ku-band satellite television programming. The eXchange service is being offered to buyers of large-cabin jets from Bombardier. Gulfstream’s top models have been flying with Broadband Multilink data systems, which also connect to the Internet over the SkyLink network.