CMC Electronics Satcom Antenna Certified on A380

 - June 17, 2009, 9:59 AM

The CMC Electronics CMA-2102SB high-gain satcom antenna has been certified on the A380 and A330/340. The new-generation antenna supports Inmarsat Aero-H+, Swift64 and SwiftBroadband services and is intended for installation atop the fuselage. Inmarsat mobile satellite service enables long-range, oceanic communications between pilots and controllers as well as e-mail, SMS messaging and phone-calling services for passengers on some airlines. CMC also announced here at the Paris Air Show that its integrated cockpit for the Hawker Beechcraft T-6B military trainer has been certified by Transport Canada. The firm will start delivering the new avionics in the fourth quarter.