ICG Gains PMA Approval for NxtLink Systems
International Communications Group of Newport News, Va., has received parts manufacturer authority (PMA) for the NxtLink ICS-120A and ICS-220A communication systems. The products offer flight deck voice and datalink services over the Iridium satellite network. ICG’s ICS-120A system incorporates a single Iridium transceiver and a short-burst-data (SBD) modem enabling connections to standard flight-deck voice and data systems. The NxtLink ICS-220A is a three-transceiver device, which combines dual Iridium transceivers providing two channels of global voice with an SBD modem dedicated to datalink services. Both systems support future air navigation system (Fans) and controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC) capabilities as well as Acars messaging.