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Cobham to provide Airbus production line with satellite antennas

16th June 2009 - 17:50 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Cobham has received an initial contract from Airbus to supply high-gain satellite antennas (HGA) for use on single-aisle and long-range passenger jets. The antenna will be fitted to A320 family aircraft currently in production pending certification.

The HGA-7001 will be used to enable long-range communications with ATC on the flight deck.  This antenna is able to support the latest Inmarsat services for cabin applications including internet, VPN, e-mail and telephone. The high gain antenna complies with the top-tier Inmarsat SwiftBroadband inter-modulation suppression specification.

Allan Cook, Cobham chief executive, said: 'The selection of our high-gain satellite antennas by Airbus, following a rigorous evaluation and selection process, is a further endorsement of our leading edge technology. It is the smallest in its class, reducing drag and fuel consumption and consolidates our position as the market leader for SATCOM antennas.

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