ARINC Direct Connects At MEBA
Arinc Direct has brought a range of its products to the MEBA show, underlining its position as a leading flight services solutions provider for business aviation. The company (here at Stand 387) is showcasing its Connect Communication System, a new development that provides three-in-one capability in a single portable device.
Arinc has an expanding presence in the Middle East, for example in providing systems for some of he region’s airports. At the New Doha International Airport in Qatar it partners with Thales in providing the IT, security and telecommunication systems, while it is also upgrading systems at Dubai International Airport, as well as extending its systems to include 20 new A380 gates in Concourse A.
The Connect system being provided by Arinc Direct provides complete Acars messaging, high-quality voice comms and managed e-mail functions, and its two channels allow simultaneous voice and data communications. It works through the Inmarsat and Iridium satellite networks to give global coverage, and it is fully compatible with Arinc Direct’s existing services.
Also being promoted is the ADConnect App that was launched a few weeks ago at the NBAA convention. This allows passengers to use their own smartphones while airborne, rather than dedicated aircraft handsets. Another development is Arinc Direct’s partnership with FlightAware, that allows Arinc Direct customers to access FlightAware’s web-based live tracking and fleet map system.